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Welcome to the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast. To view our episode guide with detailed information and images of the artists featured on the show visit . To become a sustaining member of the show visit

Feb 5, 2020

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Louise Deroualle. After an early interest in functional work, Louise has shifted to landscape-oriented wall work and sculptures that reference seed pods. The work is unified by a lichen-like glaze technique that involves putting refractory slips over the top of fluid glazes. In our interview we talk about growing up in San Paulo, Brazil, turning towards abstraction to convey emotion, and managing interns in a bustling workshop setting. She is currently the coordinator of ceramics at Anderson Ranch, which hosts dozens of workshops during their summer session. To see examples of her work visit


For today’s AMACO Community Corkboard we have The Field Guide for Ceramic Artists, an online resource featuring information to help you throughout your clay career, including topics like studio set-up and health insurance. The guide has an excellent section on applying for graduate school, including questions you might ask yourself when choosing a school that fits your needs. A big thank you to Julia Galloway for writing the guide and for making this information totally free and available online at:


The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2020 WoodFire NC International Conference. The conference will kick off May 21st with two pre-conference events happening simultaneously in Asheville and Seagrove, where visiting artists will load and fire a variety of wood firing kilns. The main conference runs from May 28th to May 31st, 2020 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information please visit