79 episodes

The Creative Pulse is a podcast about people and their creative passions. On each episode host Angela de Burger connects with people who are fired up about expressing themselves by imagining, experimenting and creating. You’ll hear from inspiring creators who’ll give you lots of ideas about how you can explore your creativity too.

The Creative Pulse podcast Angela de Burger

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Creative Pulse is a podcast about people and their creative passions. On each episode host Angela de Burger connects with people who are fired up about expressing themselves by imagining, experimenting and creating. You’ll hear from inspiring creators who’ll give you lots of ideas about how you can explore your creativity too.

    Ep 74: Laura Downing - Handmade Ceramics

    Ep 74: Laura Downing - Handmade Ceramics

    Laura Downing handmakes ceramics and each piece is unique as a result. Taking clay as a raw material, then using her hands and a wheel to get the design exactly right, she creates all kinds of things - everything from mugs, to ornaments, to items that support other artists, like watercolour paint palettes!

    One of the final steps of her process is to fire those items in a kiln, which heats the pieces to incredibly high temperatures - 600 to 1000 degrees Celsius (or for those who use Fahrenheit - that’s 1100 to 1800 degrees)! Talk about high stakes - thank goodness she really knows what she’s doing.

    Laura also uses her talents to raise money for social causes that are important to her. Creating a couple of special series, she sold sets and donated a portion of the proceeds to charities and non-profits.

    On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Laura about why she was drawn to creating one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramics, how she approaches a new design concept, the differences she’s found between selling her pieces online and in person, and why she spends time making pieces that support social causes she cares about.

    Say hi to Laura:
      Instagram
      Website

    People who inspire Laura:
      Jessica Joslin (@jessjos)

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      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 35 min
    Ep 73: Allie Goodbun - Dancer at Le Moulin Rouge

    Ep 73: Allie Goodbun - Dancer at Le Moulin Rouge

    Allie Goodbun has worked hard for years to be able to do the thing that makes her happiest - dancing - as her job. She’s a really motivated, and a really motivating, creative talent who is chasing her dreams and making the most of where they take her.

    She began dancing at the age of five and since then has performed in tons of shows, studied in New York in sessions led by Radio City Rockettes, starred on a dance-focused TV show called “The Next Step”, launched her own online fitness business, and most recently, joined the cast as a dancer at Le Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris.

    On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Allie about how she expresses herself through movement, whether her own creative energy is fuelled by collaborations, why it was rewarding to create a welcoming online community during the pandemic, and what it’s like to be a professional dancer at the legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret.

    Say hi to Allie:
      Instagram

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    Creative Pulse Podcast socials:
      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 41 min
    Ep 72: Gabe Wasylko - Capturing Cleveland

    Ep 72: Gabe Wasylko - Capturing Cleveland

    For Gabe Wasylko, the long days of the pandemic became a source of inspiration. He wanted to find a way to add some bright moments so he challenged himself to take a photo every single day and share it through his social media accounts.

    That “one photo a day” idea really took hold and now his series, “Capturing Cleveland” is an incredible showcase of the diversity of landscapes and beauty found in his city. He says he loves the time spent, often all on his own in the early hours of the morning, behind the lens of his camera.

    This project even led him to host a charity event, where his photographs became a way for people to support causes that play important roles in the community.

    He was thrilled to recently be recognized as one of Cleveland’s best photographers.

    On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Gabe about the challenge of a daily creative practice, his process for capturing spectacular images, what motivated him to use his talents to support charities in his community, and the power of community.

    Say hi to Gabe:
      Website
      Twitter
      Instagram
      Facebook
      TikTok

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    Creative Pulse Podcast socials:
      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 40 min
    Ep 71: Jim Bachor - Pothole Mosaics

    Ep 71: Jim Bachor - Pothole Mosaics

    Jim Bachor says that “using the same materials, tools and methods of the archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice.”

    A student and enthusiast of history, artmaking, and storytelling that will endure for the ages, he creates works of art that speak about unusual things, through culturally relevant themes and concepts. In addition to participating in traditional art shows and designing commissions, he also installs his mosaics as unexpected pieces of public art.

    He searches out potholes (!) in city streets and they become homes for his mosaic artworks, sharing stories in places where everyone can see them.

    His work has been recognized with multiple awards, from organizations such as the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the University & College Designers Association. He also presented a TEDx Talk entitled, “Immortality is a Team Effort.”

    Timeout Chicago included his pieces in a list of the city's greatest public art, and the New York Post called him the "Pothole Picasso”.

    On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Jim about how artists who lived thousands of years ago inspire him today, why the concept of immortality is such a driving force in his work, how he started creating pothole mosaics and his approach when creating a new design concept, and his latest series called “Master Pieces”.

    Say hi to Jim:
      Website
      Instagram
      TEDx Talk

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    Creative Pulse Podcast socials:
      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 48 min
    Share your thoughts and ideas! Listener survey

    Share your thoughts and ideas! Listener survey

    Hello friends! This week it’s all me, your host Angela de Burger, saying HI and THANK YOU for tuning in to the episodes, hearing from all of the amazingly creative people who join me on the podcast.

    I created this podcast to shine a light on people and their creative passions. I’m 70 episodes into this creative passion of mine - the podcast - and as I plan for the future, I’d love to hear from you!

    So today I have a request: I’ve created a short survey that will only take 2 or 3 minutes of your time, so I can hear more about what you like, what you want more of, who you want to hear from, all of that good stuff!

    Share your thoughts with me - start the survey!

    I can’t wait to hear from you!

    And I can’t wait to continue bringing you conversations with some of the most passionate and creative people I’ve ever come across.

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    Creative Pulse Podcast socials:
      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 2 min
    Ep 70: Dingding Hu - Food Illustrator and Aspiring Comedian

    Ep 70: Dingding Hu - Food Illustrator and Aspiring Comedian

    Dingding Hu is an illustrator who specializes in food illustration. She creates whimsical, colourful designs and says she’s in the mood of food and on a quest for joy!

    She develops commercial art projects for brands to enhance their unique voices and makes editorial illustrations to brighten up reading experiences for publications.

    Dingding has her own online shop too, called Hu is Hungry, where she offers food-inspired merch. Since she’s always exploring new ways to share her creativity, she recently started performing stand-up comedy, and is launching a podcast.

    She’s worked on projects for Google, the MIT Media Lab, and DOT NYC. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, HuffPost, and TED. She is the recipient of a silver medal for Digital Media at the Comics and Cartoon Art Show, presented by the Society of Illustrators.

    On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Dingding about why she was drawn to food illustration, her creative process when beginning a new project, whether her design style has evolved over time, and how stand up comedy is stretching her creativity in new ways.

    Say hi to Dingding:
      Website
      Instagram
      Newsletter

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    Creative Pulse Podcast socials:
      Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast
      Twitter  @CreativePulseTW

    Music credit: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Anevorous ,

Inspiring and Entertaining

Week after week, we get to hear stories from an amazing variety of creative people from all walks of life. Angela is a great host and The Creative Pulse Podcast is such an inspiring show!

chocolatte72 ,

The Creative Pulse

Interesting and inspiring! Looking forward to more episodes!

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