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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

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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: Pete Pinnell on re-finding your voice

    Fund Drive: Pete Pinnell on re-finding your voice

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Pete Pinnell. Pinnell is a long-time ceramic artist who has engaged the community through his numerous articles for Clay Times and his work as a professor at the University of Nebraska. In recent years he has focused on teapots, developing both high- and low-fire collections of his signature refined forms. In our interview we talk about simplifying complex ideas for students and re-finding your voice throughout your career. To see example of his work follow him on Instagram at @pete.pinnell.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating eleven years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. If you are able please donate at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com or you can become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. When you make your pledge on Patreon before May 31st you will automatically receive a free Red Clay Rambler T-shirt, along with your other perks. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Anat Shiftan on the human perception and distortion of nature

    Anat Shiftan on the human perception and distortion of nature

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Anat Shiftan. Her sculptures incorporate floral elements that are precariously arranged as a metaphor for the human perception of nature and our impact on the environment. In our interview we talk about her childhood and family history, historical depictions of nature, and retiring from teaching after twenty years at SUNY New Paltz. To see examples of her work visit www.anatshiftan.info.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating eleven years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. If you are able please donate at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com or you can become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. When you make your pledge on Patreon before May 31st you will automatically receive a free Red Clay Rambler T-shirt, along with your other perks. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 52 min
    Fund Drive: Lauren Mabry on pushing the boundaries of glaze

    Fund Drive: Lauren Mabry on pushing the boundaries of glaze

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Philadelphia sculptor Lauren Mabry. Her minimalist sculptures are surfaced with vibrant glazes that melt to both conceal and reveal their underlying forms. In our interview we talk about expressing ideas within abstraction, her ongoing glaze research, and working with dynamic glazes like Gloop. To see her work visit www.laurenmabry.com.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating eleven years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. If you are able please donate at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com or you can become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. When you make your pledge on Patreon before May 31st you will automatically receive a free Red Clay Rambler T-shirt, along with your other perks. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fund Drive: Sergei Isupov on his surrealistic sculptures

    Fund Drive: Sergei Isupov on his surrealistic sculptures

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sergei Isupov. Through his unique blend of figure sculpture and drawing he investigates the internal and external forces that shape human relationships. In our interview we talk about his approach to narrative, growing up in a family of artists, and how current events, including the war in Ukraine, affect his work. To find out more about Sergei visit sergeiisupov.com.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating eleven years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. If you are able please visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to make a pledge through our PayPal portal or you can become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. We have new merch including t-shirts, enamel pins, and a beautifully designed poster by Marc Girouard that are up for grabs when you make your pledge today. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    463: Meet the Parents: Courtney Martin and John Geci

    463: Meet the Parents: Courtney Martin and John Geci

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have the sixth installment in a series of interviews about parenting. For the series I invite artist couples to talk with each other about finding balance between creative work and life as a parent. Today’s interview features Courtney Martin and John Geci, whose ceramic and glass studio is located near Penland, NC. If you would like to see their work visit www.courtneymartinpottery.com or www.jgeciglass.com.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 48 min
    Meet the Parents: Mallory Wetherell and Matt Ziemke

    Meet the Parents: Mallory Wetherell and Matt Ziemke

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have the fifth installment in a series of interviews about parenting. For the series I invited artist couples to talk with each other about finding balance between creative work and life as a parent. Today’s interview features Mallory Wetherell and Matt Ziemke. The couple are based in Kearny, NE, where Mallory is the head of Ceramics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Matt is a senior lecturer and gallery director. To see their work visit www.mallorywetherell.com or www.mattziemke.com.
     
    I‚Äôm happy to announce that I‚Äôll be jurying The Clay Center of New Orleans upcoming exhibition ‚ÄúLess is More‚ÄĚ. This juried exhibition is open to ceramic vessels, sculptures, and wall-mounted works, and celebrates earthenware clay and low-fire surface techniques. Application deadline is April 15th so visit www.nolaclay.org/calls-for-entries to apply today.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    For the past 100 years, AMACO Brent has been creating ceramic supplies for our community ranging from underglazes to electric kilns, and they have no plans of slowing down. www.amaco.com
     
    The Bray is actively committed to promoting, celebrating, and sustaining the ceramic arts through its residency program, education center, and gallery. www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art is an on-line source for research and inspiration, featuring images of thousands of objects made by over 900 artists. www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

schkaveet ,

Tales of a red clay rambler

I just enjoyed listening to Ben and Lorna Meadon talk about her work. Another great conversation with two lovely humans!

solo seeking higher ground ,

Listening to Walter O a 2nd time

Thanks Ben for bringing these wonderful interviews into my home. I’ve just finished listening to the latest interview Walter Ostrom again. It’s the one coinciding with his retrospective book Good Earth. I feel like anytime spent with Walter makes me smarter. He has been a huge influence on my work and how I think about pottery. I learn something new each time I listen. I’m thrilled to have him recorded for all time.

I spent two weeks with him at a workshop and I will never be the same. He is a one off and we are all so lucky to have access to him in this way. Clearly it’s time for me to buy a book. Thanks again Ben

jkthinks ,

Always interesting

Informed interviewer asks good questions and fantastic, repeat fantastic guests.

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