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Sep 4, 2020

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sharif Bey. Bey has extensive experience in ceramics/sculpture, art community programming, and art teacher training, all of which he utilizes in his role as an associate professor of Art Education at Syracuse University. His recent work includes figurative sculpture and large-scale ceramic necklaces that address identity and adornment. In our interview we talk about helping teachers prepare for K-12 classrooms, balancing theory and application in art education teacher training, and his interest in West African nkisi power figures. To see examples of Sharif’s work visit


On today’s Amaco Community Corkboard we have the Show Us Your Glaze photo contest.
For this year’s celebration the Clay Week organization (@clay_week) is teaming up with Ceramic Materials Workshop to host a photo contest featuring your favorite glazes. To enter post an image on Instagram of a pot with your favorite glaze along with the recipe. You will be entered to win $200 towards an online glaze chemistry workshop with Ceramic Materials Workshop (@ceramicmaterialsworkshop). Make sure to use the hashtag #showusyourglaze and #clayweek2020 so we can find your submission. Post your entry by October 2nd at midnight to be eligible. To find out more about Clay Week visit


Michiana Pottery tour is a proud sponsor of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast. Join 26 potters from around the country for the 9th-annual Michiana Pottery Tour, happening virtually beginning on September 26th. You'll find a list of participating potters, links to their webstores, and more information at or on our Instagram page: @michianapotterytour


Ceramic Materials Workshop is a proud sponsor of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler. Ceramic Materials Workshop is a place online to learn about how materials really work. They’ve been teaching about glazes at the most prestigious ceramic universities for years, and now offer online classes that are open to everyone around the world. Class sessions begin every January, April, July and October 1st, or you can try their new self-guided online workshop the Middle Glazes: The Story of Mid Temperature Glazes available now. Use the coupon code REDCLAY, all one word, for 25% off the Middle Glazes for a limited time. Find out more and sign up at