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Apr 5, 2020

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jonathan Barnes, who teaches ceramics, printmaking and art appreciation at the St. Pete College Clearwater campus. In our interview we talk about responding to COVID-19 in the classroom and best practices for teaching art online. We also discuss his personal response to the pandemic, which has been to 3D print personal protective equipment for medical professionals in the Tampa Bay area. To find out more information on Jonathan visit To download the 3D print file for making face shields visit the resources page at


On today’s AMACO Community Corkboard we have the 28th Annual Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour which is happening May 8-10. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the tour will be held online with shops going live on May 8th at 10 am. For more information visit or follow @stcroixvalleypotterytour on Instagram for previews and updates.


I want to give a shout out to KC Clay Guild for sponsoring the podcast. KC Clay Guild has been supporting ceramic artists and providing a space to explore clay in Kansas City, Missouri since 1988. KC Clay Guild is accepting applications for their Artist-in-Residence Program until April 15th. This program is open to anyone who is looking to jump-start their ceramics career. Benefits include a private studio space, free firing, opportunities to teach, and an annual stipend. Check out to learn more.