21 episodes

Exploring the problem-solving process of makers, artist, and all creative people. From welding to knitting, and woodworking to ceramics, finding out the background behind the confidence of curiosity.
Podcast Instagram: @makingproblemstosolve https://www.instagram.com/makingproblemstosolve/
Find me at @davebauerart https://www.instagram.com/davebauerart/ or https://davebauer.art

Making Problems to Solve David Bauer

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Exploring the problem-solving process of makers, artist, and all creative people. From welding to knitting, and woodworking to ceramics, finding out the background behind the confidence of curiosity.
Podcast Instagram: @makingproblemstosolve https://www.instagram.com/makingproblemstosolve/
Find me at @davebauerart https://www.instagram.com/davebauerart/ or https://davebauer.art

    Episode 20 - Lisa and Marielle - Piñatas, Glassblowing, and Sharing Making with a New Generation

    Episode 20 - Lisa and Marielle - Piñatas, Glassblowing, and Sharing Making with a New Generation

    Marielle and Lisa are a couple of makers who are interested in crafts from sewing and knitting to metal fabrication and glassblowing, as well as sharing their love of making with a new generation.

    We go over their history as makers from family through school and college and beyond to the online maker community. 

    Mentions:

    Pat Quinn - Center for Metal Arts

    Elizabeth Brim

    Girls Build in Portland - Katie Hughes

    Andrea deLeon

    Laura Kampf

    Jimmy Diresta

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 19 - PJ Galati - Tool Whisperer, Writer, Inventor

    Episode 19 - PJ Galati - Tool Whisperer, Writer, Inventor

    This episode I had a great conversation with PJ Galati, Son of the Junkhunter. We talked about his journey from young junk hunting apprentice, to film school, through his experience writing a novel, and his skills as a tool restorer and tool artist, creating unique artworks right on the tools. Lately PJ has been creating new solutions to problems folks find in putting old tools to use such as his new Delta band saw wheel brushes. 

    Find PJ on Instagram

    PJ hosts the Maker Skills Podcast with Tanda and Tom. 

    Mentions

    Kendall Shaw

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 18 - The Boys Are Back, One Night Only - Reclaimed Again

    Episode 18 - The Boys Are Back, One Night Only - Reclaimed Again

    Hello and welcome to this week's episode! I had a wonderful catch-up with my friends from the Reclaimed Audio Podcast, of course, Phil Pinsky, Bill Lutes, and Tim Sway.  These guys are some of the original problem makers, and directly inspired me to share what I make, and the theme of this whole show. We talked about problem-solving in all kinds of contexts, even parenting. 

    As if you didn't already know them

    Tim Sway Instagram and YouTube

    Bill Lutes Instagram and YouTube

    Phil Pinsky Instagram and YouTube

    Mentions

    Ira Glass on The Taste Gap 

    Long Way Round

    Spark Cycleworks

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 17 - Emily Velasco - Arts and Crafts Supervillain

    Episode 17 - Emily Velasco - Arts and Crafts Supervillain

    This episode I talked to Emily Velasco, a maker, artist, and science communicator. Our conversation ranged from creating functional projects from found objects to articulating whale skeletons. Emily has a curiosity and desire to make weird things and share them to show people they can have more fun in their lives.

    Emily is most active on Twitter. You can also find some of her projects over on YouTube.

    You can support the show at patreon.com/makingproblemstosolve where every Patron gets access to the Aftershow where we extend the conversation.

    You can find Dave (me!) on Instagram @davebauerart or davebauer.art

    Mentions in the show:

    Noyo Center for Marine Science

    Niche Museums

     

    • 59 min
    Episode 16 - Making a Creative Life with Jimmy Diresta and Amy Davis Roth

    Episode 16 - Making a Creative Life with Jimmy Diresta and Amy Davis Roth

    I've been thinking about the idea of a creative focused life for a while, and thought who better to have on the show than two lifelong makers who pretty much make something every day. Amy is a ceramic artist, potter, and painter who has built a business around her art on Etsy. Jimmy has been the catalyst for a lot of folks who call themselves makers, with his YouTube videos that show that you can make just about anything with enough effort and imagination. We didn't necessarily come up with the secret to quit your job and become a full-time artist, but you'll learn some ways to think about your creative work and how to fit it into your life. 

    Find Amy on Instagram, Etsy, and Surlyramics.com

    Find Jimmy on Instagram, YouTube and Jimmydiresta.com

    Mentions in the show: 

    Robert Williams - Lowbrow Art

    Derek from Malden

    Graz

    Tony Rouleau

    Adam Cee

    Tom - Infinite Craftsman

    Morley Kert

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 15 - Tanda Madison - Lifelong Making, a Lot of Electronics, and Some Automaion

    Episode 15 - Tanda Madison - Lifelong Making, a Lot of Electronics, and Some Automaion

    This week I talked with Tanda Madison Headrick, lately mostly known as one of the slacker co-hosts of the Maker Skills podcast, and part-time salesperson at Johnson's hardware. We dove deep into Tanda's history of exploring how things work through the lens of electronics, prototyping, and machine automation. 

    Find Tanda on Instagram @tandamadison or on the Maker Skills Podcast

    Mentions this episode PJ Galati (Son of the Junkhunter) and Tom (Infinite Craftsman)

    You can support the show at patreon.com/makingproblemstosolve where every Patron gets access to the Aftershow where we extend the conversation.

    You can find Dave (me!) on Instagram @davebauerart or davebauer.art

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

ETS, FOD, WSD ,

Love the new podcast!

Dave is one of my favorite Makers for several reasons. He’s got a ton of talent and knowledge AND he’s a great guy. I love that he’s thrown his hat in the podcast ring and I look forward to seeing this show grow.

KcR58 ,

New take

This is a fantastic new take on the maker community. Def worth your time

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