Perceived Value is a podcast during which Sarah Rachel Brown interviews artists about about their careers, personal lives, failures, accomplishments, and asks the question: how do you make it all happen? They say money can't buy you happiness, but you sure do need it to pay for materials and studio space.
Crafting The Future: Corey Pemberton
In the 52nd episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown remotely records her interview with LA-based artist Corey Pemberton from the safety of her own home. It’s been 3 months since an episode has been released and in that time, Sarah has adapted her recording technology, know-how, and embraced the new reality that remote recording is the only option for the foreseeable future.
Sarah connected with Corey to discuss Crafting The Future, a collective of artists concerned about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of craft, art, and design. The two artists discuss what it’s like leading an organization in its infancy, what a fiscal sponsor is, the power of creating community to create change, and who exactly is the mothership.
A (the) Curator of Jewelry: Emily Stoehrer, PhD
Welcome to Season 4 of Perceived Value!
In the 51st episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown is in Boston, MA as a visiting artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Sarah has been invited to speak to the metals/jewelry students about her diverse studio practice and record a podcast episode while on campus. Boston is home to the only curator dedicated solely to jewelry in the United States and so asking Dr.Emily Stoehrer to be the guest for this special recording was a no-brainer.
Sarah and Emily were already acquaintances having met while both were presenting at the ECU Symposium in 2018. In the SMFA library while students and faculty looked on, the two women sat down to discuss Emily’s transition from working at the District Attorney’s office to student at FIT, the stress of fronting business expenses, Boston traffic, and what exactly does the day-to-day life as a curator involve.
They Asked, I Answered: Humboldt State University
In the fiftieth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown has traveled to Arcata, CA as a visiting artist at Humboldt State University. Thanks to a fortuitous miscommunication, Sarah’s plan to interview the students was reversed and for the first time on the podcast, she’s the one answering the questions.
The HSU Jewelry & Small Metals department is small but mighty, with many student’s academic focus lying elsewhere. Professor Emily Cobb assigned each student to submit three questions to be asked to Sarah to ensure a variety of topics were addressed. Once on the mics, each interviewer was given 5 minutes to get through as many of their questions as possible with Sarah.
The students delivered and they did not shy away from the harder-to-tackle topics. What do students want to talk about? In this episode Sarah gives her best advice and insight on creating when grieving, how to navigate commissions from friends and family, ignoring social media, being an AJF ambassador, what’s better - a BFA or BA? AND SO MUCH MORE.
As Great As The Work: Jaydan Moore
In the 48th episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown is in Richmond, VA with metalsmith Jaydan Moore. The two artists are no strangers, having met at the Penland School Of Crafts while Sarah was a Core Fellow and Jaydan was an artist in residence.
The two friends sit down to catch up and discuss what life is like for Jaydan since he made the conscious decision to stop pursuing long-term residencies and create a life for himself in Richmond. This extra-long episode touches on all sorts of topics: oil can infatuation, the perks of working at Trader Joe’s, Karl the cat and how one stumbles upon some serious gallery representation.
Hey listeners, how are you?
In this brief message, host and producer Sarah Rachel Brown speaks on her current situation during the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for the podcast. She’s got a lot of time on her hands, so yes, new episodes are on the horizon.
Please take care and as always, thank you for listening.
A Seat At The Table: Jennifer Ling Datchuk
In the 47th episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown continues her recording on-site at the American Craft Council conference which took place in Philadelphia this past October. Sarah sits down Jennifer Ling Datchuk who was the ACC Emerging Voices Award winner in 2017.
Even though they had never met previously, the two women took no time warming up to each other in conversation and enthusiastically jump into topic after topic. The two artists discuss how Ling paid her way for her education, how she has taken control of managing her student loan debt through educating herself and staying informed, and what it means to be named ACC’s Emerging Voices Award winner.
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Best podcast for artists
This is hands down one of the best podcasts that is around for artists specially for jewelry artists! I listen to it everyday at my studio and impatiently wait for new episodes to come out. Sarah is great at unfolding current issues and very gracefully pinpoints and questions what’s on our own minds! Could listen to her for days and highly recommend you do too :)