Hello Atelier explores what it means to be a working artist. We take you into to the studios of designers of all different mediums to learn about their inspiration, their design process and the personal stories behind their art.
Writer Mercedes Lucero
Writer Mercedes Lucero talks to us about the pressure of being a first-generation college student, where she got her love of reading and how, in her book Stereometry, she combined poetry and math to create an ordered world into which she could explore the ideas of grief and loneliness.
Ceramicist Momoko Usami
Before settling down as an artist, Momoko Usami wanted to widen her experience, so she decided to move from her native Japan to America. After a number of stops she has landed in the Missouri countryside. Here, wide open spaces allow her imagination to take hold and present itself as beautifully crafted ceramics that straddle the line between functional and fine art.
Artist Kathy Liao
Artist Kathy Liao paints from a distance. Or, she paints her subjects from a distance. Kathy’s family is spread about the globe, but she keeps them near with her paintings that portray her memories: Her mom watching TV, her grandmother in the kitchen, all recreated through a haze of color and collage. Listen in as we talk to Kathy about how her family influences her work, the importance of learning new techniques and how painting self-portraits grounds her in a space.
Designers Michelle and Angie Dreher
Sisters Michelle and Angie Dreher of Two Tone Press create bright, textural letterpress prints and founded the community print shop, Print League KC. Listen in as we talk about how to get over workplace disagreements, the joy of getting your hands dirty, and how they have incorporated Lego into their business.
Artist Glyneisha Johnson
Artist Glyneisha Johnson uses collage art as a way to represent the "dislocated, collaged nature of Black history due to colonialism." Much of her work comprises of domestic spaces, bright, colorful images that invite you to sit and visit on the front porch. In this episode of Hello Atelier, we discuss the teachers who have been influential in Glyneisha's life, artists that she looks up to as father figures and her wariness about social media.
Designer Luke Haynes
Designer Luke Haynes creates quilts in an effort to start conversations. Whether it is a take on a traditional pattern or an innovative portrait quilt, Luke approaches each design as the start of a new dialogue. Join us in Luke's studio as we talk about success, travel, and how he approaches quilt design through his training as an architect.
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Hello Atelier is on my must-listen list. I live the variety of creatives they talk with and the insightful questions asked. As much as more Hello Atelier is always best, I enjoy the length of the episodes. Thank you, Betsy and Jonathan!
This is by far my favorite podcast! The episodes are the perfect length and it's fascinating to learn more about these artist's processes and development paths. Try it out!
A beautifully produced show for makers
I’ve listened to almost every episode of Hello Atelier and it’s a lovely show. Unlike many craft podcasts, this show is highly produced which makes it very easy to listen to. The interviews are tightly edited for great story telling. Betsy knows her stuff and I’m so glad she’s making this show!