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Apr 14, 2022

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Donna Polseno and Dara Hartman. Polseno is the founding director of the Women Working with Clay Symposium and Hartman now co-directs the yearly gathering. In our interview we talk about equity across different eras and how storytelling can empower and unify a group. We also discuss their relationship through apprenticeship and studio practices. To register for this year’s symposium happening June 13th -15th visit or follow them on Instagram.  

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The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2022 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 26th to May 29th, 2022 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information, please visit


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