Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and a project of craftschools.us
Alleghany Meadows: In the Studio and On the Road
Alleghany Meadows is a potter who lives in Carbondale, Colorado. He received his BA from Pitzer College and his MFA from Alfred University. His ceramics are in many private and public collections including of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Long Beach Museum of Art. Alleghany’s work extends beyond ceramics to projects that engage communities—both local and national. He’s the co-founder of the Artstream Nomadic Gallery—a mobile gallery in a renovated Airstream trailer that travels around the country exhibiting work of contemporary potters.
Christy Matson: Technology and the Hand
Christy Matson became a tenured Associate Professor of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago when she was 33, but she decided to leave full-time teaching to devote herself to weaving on her Jacquard computerized loom. She lives and works in Los Angeles, and for the past six years she has been exhibiting at a number of museums, including the Long Beach Museum of Art and The San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design.
Tanya Aguiniga: Between Countries
Tanya Aguiniga, was raised in Tijuana, Mexico and lives in Los Angeles. She’s a designer/artist/craftsperson who has a BA from San Diego State University and an MFA in furniture design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Tanya the founder and director of Ambos—Art Made Between Opposite Sides—which she calls “an ongoing series of artist interventions and commuter collaborations that address bi-national transition and identity in the US/Mexico border region.”
Nancy Callan: Stepping Up
Sculptor Nancy graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1996 and now lives in Seattle. In addition to making her own work in blown glass, she was for many years a key member of Italian maestro Lino Tagliapietra’s glassblowing team. She also collaborates with New York City lighting designer Lindsey Adelman. Nancy’s own work is in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Shanghai Museum of Art, and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. As a woman working in the traditionally male-dominated field of glassblowing she says, "I had to work twice as hard as the boys did."
Meredith Brickell: Creating Spaces
Meredith Brickell is a sculptor and activist. She has a BFA in art and design from North Carolina State University and an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was also a core fellow at the Penland School of Crafts. Her current body of sculpture draws from architectural forms, historical narratives, and elements of the physical landscape. Besides her studio work she is a Professor of Art at DePauw University in Indiana and founder and project leader of the House Life Project, a community-building initiative sited in abandoned houses in Indianapolis.
James Carpenter: The Presence of Light
For over 50 years, James Carpenter has combined art, engineering, and design, using natural light and glass as key elements of his work. His major projects include the Fulton Transportation Center in New York City and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Jamie earned a degree from Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied architecture while also working on projects in glass with Dale Chihuly. He is a MacArthur Foundation fellow and the recipient of an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.
This is such an exciting podcast. As a crafts person, I love hearing artists stories and processes. It’s rather incredible that people have come together to make these conversations heard. These stories remind me that a career in crafts is possible!
A Gem of a series
I happened upon Make/Time podcast when searching for information about a particular artist, and that podcast was filled to the brim with gems—why one makes work, how one makes work, both the nuts and bolts as well as the bigger picture. And, I found myself downloading more episodes and continually being stopped in my tracks. These podcasts inspire, bolster, foster the world of making and making in the world.
Thanks to Stuart Kestenbaum and the Makers for such candid, lucid, inspiring podcasts.
Inspiring conversations to inspire you!
I enjoy this series of conversations because every episode gives you insight into the artists passion and ingenuity. So Good!