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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 Ben Carter

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    • 4.9 ā€¢ 206 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

    Fall Fund Drive: Listener mailbag with Mel

    Fall Fund Drive: Listener mailbag with Mel

    Today on theĀ Tales of a Red Clay Rambler PodcastĀ 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.

    • 41 min
    Fall Fund Drive: Donte K. Hayes on objects as initiation

    Fall Fund Drive: Donte K. Hayes on objects as initiation

    Today on theĀ Tales of a Red Clay Rambler PodcastĀ 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 ā€œOracles of Iowa City.ā€

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fall Fund Drive: Gay Smith on developing surfaces for soda-fired porcelain

    Fall Fund Drive: Gay Smith on developing surfaces for soda-fired porcelain

    Today on theĀ Tales of a Red Clay Rambler PodcastĀ 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.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Fall Fund Drive: John Britt on problem solving in the glaze lab

    Fall Fund Drive: John Britt on problem solving in the glaze lab

    Today on theĀ 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. Thatā€™s only $1 an episode to keep you inspired and connected to the ceramic community. https://bit.ly/TRCRFallFundDrive

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Susan Feagin on collage in clay

    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.

    Todayā€™s episode is brought to you by:
    www.skutt.com.
    www.amaco.com
    www.Rosenfieldcollection.com.
    www.pocosinarts.org.

    • 52 min
    Greg Payce on harnessing the negative space between objects to create images

    Greg Payce on harnessing the negative space between objects to create images

    Today on theĀ Tales of a Red Clay Rambler PodcastĀ 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

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

LynnDayBrown ,

Great podcast

One of my favorite weekly listens. Such great and thoughtful interviews. I always leave feeling inspired and with my creativity recharged.

zacpaints ,

Thanks Ben!

Love your show. Such a diverse and intimate dive into each artist based on your fantastic interview questions. Thank you again!

MacPottery ,

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.

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