Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast features interviews with culture makers from around the world. For more information please visit our website ww...
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Brenda Quinn. Her vibrant functional pottery explores the line between hard and soft through the blending of architectural and floral elements. In the interview we talk about how a childhood phobia led her to practice mind...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Matt Wedel. He uses a gestural sculpting style and vibrant glazes to create large-scale works around the themes of the figure, landscape, and what he calls “Flower Trees”. In the interview we talk about keeping up with the...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have Linda Christianson’s closing lecture from the Cultural Confluence Wood Fire Symposium, held in Helena, MT in October 2018. She talks about the human preoccupation with fire and how that is being replaced by the back lit screens of modern te...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on nonacademic paths for learning wood firing featuring Robin Dupont, Jody Johnstone, Scott Parady, Martin Tagseth, and Tara Wilson. The panelists discuss a wide range of personal experience from Johnstone’s time in a traditional Ja...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on education featuring John Neely, Matthew Blakely, Pascal Geoffroy, Sandy Lockwood, and Linda Lid. The panelists discuss how they came to learn wood firing and the current status of the firing technique in educational institutions ...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on applied aesthetics. Denny Gerwin, Linda Christianson, Shirobey Kobayashi, Trevor Dunn, and Neil Hoffman talk about the objects and experiences that have shaped their artistic worldviews. To see examples of their work and find out...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from Daniel Lafferty on building wood fired kilns based on Islamic architecture. He uses the squinch arch, which allows him to improvise kiln characteristics to meet the specific needs of the user. In his talk he discusses buildin...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from noted physicist and ceramic artist Hideo Mabuchi. He is currently working on a joint research project with Utah State University to better understand the behavior of iron in atmospheric kilns. In this lecture Hideo talks abou...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from Catherine White. She talks about the intuitive process, where ideas come from and how they shift as they come to fruition. She also describes the development of her dust prints and the visual relationship between ceramic form...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a mega panel discussion on the state of wood firing around the world. We start by talking about gender dynamics in the artists home countries before moving onto the environmental impact of firing and finding one’s voice in the process. The ...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from Scott Ross about building large scale sculpture for wood kilns. He builds his work by ram casting laminated layers of solid clay, which he then manipulates into geometric forms. In the lecture he discusses ram casting forming...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from John Neely about the evolution of the Train Kiln. Neely developed this unique style of wood burning kiln to achieve similar aesthetics to Japanese Anagama. Neely’s design however is easier to build and more environmentally fr...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from George McCauley. Over his 50-year career he has made pottery, mixed media sculpture, and metal work, as well as being a cowboy, carpenter and movie producer. His self-described "casual" approach to art making highlights the e...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from Sandy Lockwood. A clay worker for many decades, Sandy discusses how morphogenic making and bodily learning can be a foundation for understanding the practice of wood firing. Sandy recently completed a PhD in Creative Arts fro...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a lecture from Josh Deweese on the history of wood firing in Montana. During his talk he recounts stories of historic Montana kilns and the influential artists who fired them. The lecture was given as the keynote speech at the Cultural Conf...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mark Campden. He makes two distinct lines of functional pottery at his studio in Co Kilkenny, IE. The first a majolica line featuring decoration pulled from his surrounding landscape, and the second a lusterware line featu...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with members of the Society of Cork Potters: Sara Roberts, Charlie Mahon, Darren Francis Cassidy. The group started in the 1970’s with the aim to create the exchange of information between ceramic artists working in County Cork...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mary Gallagher. She opened the Blue Egg Gallery in Wexford in 2011, and shows a variety of craft artists from Ireland and abroad. In our interview we talk about the Norman history of Wexford, the state of craft in Ireland ...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Susan O’Byrne. Susan creates ceramic animal sculptures that convey the complex emotional landscape of human relationships. She sculpts around a wire armature using layers of paper clay before surfacing the forms with mosai...
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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Gus Mabelson. In 1991 Gus came to Thomastown, Ireland to start a throwing course that would provide trained workers for the booming Irish ceramic field. Twenty-seven years later he continues to shape generations of Irish a...
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