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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

    A collective approach to sustainability with Clay Matters

    A collective approach to sustainability with Clay Matters

    Today on the show I talk with three members of Clay Matters, an Australian group that advocates sustainable environmental practices in ceramic studios. Jane Sawyer, Claire Ellis, and Amelia Black talk about reusing ceramic waste and building awareness of where ceramics materials are sourced. Clay Matters will have an exhibition at the Linden Projects Space, St. Kilda that opens on February 23rd. For more information visit claymatters.com.au.
     
    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
     

    • 57 min
    Celebrating 500 with a listener mailbag

    Celebrating 500 with a listener mailbag

    Today on the show my wife Melissa joins me for a listener mailbag. We give a few life updates before answering questions about how to price time consuming work, and ways we can create joy in difficult times. To help us celebrate our 500th episode donate $5 on Paypal, or become a patron on Patreon. Many thanks for listening along the way and for supporting the show.

    • 45 min
    Live from the New Clay Conference!

    Live from the New Clay Conference!

    Today on the show we have a live recording that happened at the 2023 New Clay Conference in Ottawa, ON. The show features presenters Martina Lantin, Zoe Pinnell, Marina Lespérance Lopez, as well as my cohosts Carole Epp and Marianne Chenard from The Kiln Sitters. We discuss the high-risk high-reward nature of ceramics, finding work/life balance as a parent, and the vibrant state of the Canadian ceramic community. A big thanks to Kaitlyn Brennan for organizing the conference and to the Richcraft Theatre tech crew for recording this evening.
     
    On the topic of Canadian ceramics make sure to check out The Great Canadian Pottery Thrown Down which launches February 8th on CBC Gem. The show is executive produced by Seth Rogen and is co-hosted by Brendan Tang, who you will know as the co-host of The Kiln Sitters.
     
    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 13 min
    Didem Mert on the importance of play in creativity

    Didem Mert on the importance of play in creativity

    Didem Mert combines collage and illustration to build dense layers of printed images, patterns, and color. In our interview we talk about the importance of spontaneous play in the studio, diversifying income streams, and using selfcare to find emotional balance. To see examples of her work visit www.didemmert.com.
     
    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

    • 56 min
    Michael Middleton on collecting with special guest Rebecca Ickes Carra

    Michael Middleton on collecting with special guest Rebecca Ickes Carra

    Today on the show I have a double episode. We start by talking to podcast host Rebecca Ickes Carra about joining the Brickyard Podcast Network. Her podcast The Makers Playbook focuses on the business of art and “what it’s really like to make a living from the things we make.” Season five of the podcast launches next week with an interview with Archie Bray Foundation director Rebecca Harvey. Subscribe to The Maker's Playbook now on your favorite podcast app.
    In the second part of our interview, I talk with Michael Middleton, a multifaceted creative who has written plays, designed video games, and worked in consultanting. In the interview we talk about how a family connection to ceramics lead him to collect a broad range of studio makers and artists. You can see his collection at www.artworkarchive.com.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    Ceramics Monthly is offering Red Clay Rambler listeners 15% off any new Ceramics Monthly subscriptions. Now through January 31, 2024, visit http://ceramicartsnetwork.org/rambler and enter the promo code for the subscription of your choice that is listed on that page!
     
    The Bray www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com

    • 57 min
    Kyungmin Park on a multifaceted approach to the figure

    Kyungmin Park on a multifaceted approach to the figure

    Today on the show I talk with Kyungmin Park. In our interview we talk about how an early interest in animation led her to figure sculpture, how she approaches identity through the work, and settling down in Massachusetts after moving fifteen times in the eighteen years she has lived in the United States. Park is an Associate Professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. To see examples of her work visit www.kyungminpark.com.
     
    As we head into the new year, we are having a comment drive. This is one of the easiest ways you can support this show, and the best part is that it’s totally free. To participate simply leave a review and a rating for the podcast on your favorite podcast app. Thanks everyone for listening and supporting the show.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
     
    Ceramics Monthly is offering Red Clay Rambler listeners 15% off any new Ceramics Monthly subscriptions. Now through January 31, 2024, visit http://ceramicartsnetwork.org/rambler and enter the promo code for the subscription of your choice that is listed on that page!
     
    The Bray www.archiebray.org
     
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 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!

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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!

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