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Dec 17, 2020

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Marty Gross about the Mingei Film Archive. We talk about how a gift from Bernard Leach started him on a decades long project to collect and restore videos surrounding the Mingei movement. In our interview we also talk about his methods for digitizing reel to reel films, understanding the impact of D.T. Suzuki on Soetsu Yanagi, and how these videos reshape the way we think about Shoji Hamada and other Mingei leaders. To see examples of the films, visit


Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, it’s been a wild year, and I want to thank you for spending your time with me, listening to world-class artists speak about their lives and creativity. It’s an honor to do this work, and I appreciate you choosing to listen week in and week out. As we wrap up 2020, I need your help funding future episodes. I’m not on a major network like NPR or Gimlet. I am a one-man operation, and I depend on the support of my listeners to keep the show going. I know this year has been tough for many folks, so for our Fall Fund Drive I’m keeping my request simple. I ask that if you are able, you commit four dollars a month to the show. That’s only a dollar an episode to keep you inspired and connected to the greater ceramic community. I’ve got big plans for 2021 and your support now can help make those plans a reality.


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