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Mar 6, 2020

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Brian Jones. His functional work explores line, color and mark making in earthenware. In 2011 he started The Jonescast, a podcast devoted to exploring what it means to be an artist while juggling life and work. This influential show ran for over sixty episodes and influenced a wave of ceramic related podcasts. For many years Brian has been making mugs for comedian Marc Maron, who gives them to the guests on his podcast WTF with Marc Maron and sells them to his audience. In our interview we talk about refining your craft and staying present in the making process, the role of podcasting in documenting the field of ceramics, and learning how to be more empathetic. To see examples of his work visit



On today’s AMACO Community Corkboard with have the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival happening this weekend March 6&7th in Louisville, KY. The festival features a weekend of ceramic events including a Cups and Cocktails opening, a potter’s market, and an empty bowls event to support food distribution on the weekends for impoverished children across America. For more information visit the festival website at



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