300 episodes

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast features weekly interviews with ceramic artists from around the world. Host Ben Carter talks with potters, sculptors, and designers about their creative practice. www.talesofaredclayrambler.com

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast The Brickyard Network

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 253 Ratings

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast features weekly interviews with ceramic artists from around the world. Host Ben Carter talks with potters, sculptors, and designers about their creative practice. www.talesofaredclayrambler.com

    Fund Drive: Live from NCECA with Lisa Giuliani and Brian Kakas

    Fund Drive: Live from NCECA with Lisa Giuliani and Brian Kakas

    Today on the show I’m joined by Brian Kakas and Lisa Giuliani for a discussion about the changing landscape of ceramic education. In the interview we talk about demographic shifts and closures in higher education, craft school education, and helping an arts community survive after a core institution downsizes its ceramics program. This episode was taped in front of a live audience at the NCECA conference in Richmond, VA. I’d like to thank Cole Collier for running sound for the event and NCECA for coproducing this episode.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fund Drive: Stephanie Seguin on tactile learning

    Fund Drive: Stephanie Seguin on tactile learning

    Stephanie Seguin is a functional potter based in Helena, MT, where she makes table and service ware. She is also the education manager at the Archie Bray Foundation where she has helped shape the education program as the organization has emerged from the pandemic. In our interview we talk about tactile learning, developing parameters for creativity, and the Bray’s Artist Amplified, a series of demonstrations and lectures highlighting ceramic artists. You can see her work at www.stephanie-seguin-ceramics.com The next installment of Artist Amplified features Joanna Powell and is happening May 16th at 6:30 MT. You can find out more, including Zoom links, at www.archiebray.org.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 51 min
    Fund Drive: Judi Tavill on blending drawing with sculpture

    Fund Drive: Judi Tavill on blending drawing with sculpture

    Judi Tavill has had a broad career in the arts starting in fashion and now creating biomorphic ceramic sculpture. In our interview we talk about her career in fashion, blending drawing with sculpture, and preparing for her upcoming solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery. Entanglements will open May 16th and run through June 26th. For more information visit www.juditavill.com.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 58 min
    Fund Drive: Brian Chen on the anatomy of his forms

    Fund Drive: Brian Chen on the anatomy of his forms

    Today on the show I talk with Brian Chen. He makes sculptural and functional forms that reference architecture and biomechanics. In our interview we talk about how a tennis injury led him to study anatomy, creating sculptures that nest within themselves, and refining a form through repetition. To see examples of his work visit www.brianchenpottery.com.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program www.snowfarm.org
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com

    • 49 min
    Clay Roots: Exploring Ceramics Across the Black Diaspora with Malene Barnett, Lydia Thompson, Ashlyn Pope, and David Macdonald

    Clay Roots: Exploring Ceramics Across the Black Diaspora with Malene Barnett, Lydia Thompson, Ashlyn Pope, and David Macdonald

    Join guest host Malene Barnett as she talks with Lydia Thompson, Ashlyn Pope, and David Macdonald about the rich tapestry of ceramics across the Black Diaspora. From the ancestral lands of Africa, to the vibrant Caribbean and the diverse cultures of African Americans, join the panel as they explore the artistic expressions and design aesthetics that are rooted in clay. This conversation was recorded in front of a live studio audience at this year’s NCECA conference in Richmond, VA.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Malene Barnett on blending design and studio art

    Malene Barnett on blending design and studio art

    Today on the show I talk with Malene Barnett. Her multimedia career spans design, studio art, and activism focusing on the influence and aesthetics of the black diaspora. In our interview we talk about designing textiles, taking a sabbatical to dive deep into ceramics, and founding the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a collective aimed at building equitable and inclusive creative culture. For more visit www.malenebarnett.com. Next week on the show we will broadcast a panel discussion that Malene moderated at this year’s NCECA conference.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Firecooked ,

Consistently excellent

Ben does such an interesting interview with so many high caliber artists!

aprilgrateful ,

The best!

Ben Carter is a pottery hero! This podcast is epic and Ben is such a great interviewer! What a treasure of info and interviews!

StephS2929 ,

Tried and true

Long time listener for a reason. Ben never disappoints with a genuine interview style which shows care and curiosity for those he’s speaking with. An excellent resource for my students and my own practice. Keep up the amazing work!

Top Podcasts In Arts

Fresh Air
NPR
The Moth
The Moth
99% Invisible
Roman Mars
LeVar Burton Reads
LeVar Burton and Stitcher
Snap Judgment Presents: Spooked
Snap Judgment
The Magnus Archives
Rusty Quill

You Might Also Like

For Flux Sake
Kathy King Rose Katz Matt Katz
The Maker's Playbook
Rebecca Ickes Carra
The Potters Cast
Paul Blais
The Mud Peddlers: Ceramic Art Behind the Scenes
Lindsey M Dillon and Donte Earth Nation
The Kiln Sitters
Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp and Brendan Tang
Trade Secret
Adam Chau