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
Fall Fund Drive: Listener mailbag with Mel
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a listener mailbag for our 400th episode. My wife Melissa joins me as a guest host to talk about the resilient nature of artists and the big changes that are coming in our family. Thanks to everyone who has been listening to the show and who has helped make this podcast a community.
Fall Fund Drive: Donte K. Hayes on objects as initiation
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Donte K. Hayes. After focusing on printmaking early in his career, Donte moved into ceramics in 2015 and continues to make sculptural ceramics that incorporate sci-fi, social issues, and the material culture of the African Diaspora. In our interview we talk about transitioning from the figure to abstraction, how objects can initiate the viewer into a new mindset, and his recent collaborative mural project “Oracles of Iowa City.”
Fall Fund Drive: Gay Smith on developing surfaces for soda-fired porcelain
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Gay Smith. Her porcelain vessels range from everyday wares to elaborate multipart candelabras. In our interview we talk about articulating silhouettes, once firing porcelain in a soda kiln, and what she learned from being a potter in an organized commune early in her career.
Hey TRCR fans, I need your help funding future episodes. If you can, I ask that you commit $4 a month to the show. www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate.
Fall Fund Drive: John Britt on problem solving in the glaze lab
Today on the TRCR Podcast I have an interview with John Britt. A noted glaze chemist and author, Britt has been making ceramics for over thirty-five years. In our interview we talk about problem solving in the glaze lab and balancing a career between making, teaching, and writing.
Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, For our Fall Fund Drive I ask that you commit $4 a month to the show. That’s only $1 an episode to keep you inspired and connected to the ceramic community. https://bit.ly/TRCRFallFundDrive
Susan Feagin on collage in clay
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Susan Feagin. Her slab built pottery is decorated with slip transfer, sgraffito, and other patterning methods. In our interview we talk about utilizing collage methods in clay, developing structure within active surface designs, and her job as clay coordinator at the Penland School of Craft.
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Greg Payce on harnessing the negative space between objects to create images
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Greg Payce. He often creates images that reference the human figure by shaping the negative space between his ceramic vessels. In our interview we talk about the remediation of objects into images, techniques for throwing large precise vessels, and how lighting can accentuate the illusions in his work.
This episode is sponsored by Skutt Ceramic Products and the Pocosoin Arts School of Craft. www.skutt.com www.pocosinarts.org
One of my favorite weekly listens. Such great and thoughtful interviews. I always leave feeling inspired and with my creativity recharged.
Love your show. Such a diverse and intimate dive into each artist based on your fantastic interview questions. Thank you again!
grab a cup of coffee and sit a spell
this is still without a doubt my favorite time, when i actually have the free time in my car and my mind is not swamped with errands, i can sit and listen to a great conversation. Most of the time it makes me laugh, and all the time it makes me think. as always, thanks Ben.