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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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    • 4.9 • 226 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

    Sam Lopez on making a life in southern California

    Sam Lopez on making a life in southern California

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast we have an interview with Sam Lopez. Based in San Diego, he makes porcelain pots that are decorated with blue and white patterns that melt and blur in the kiln. In our interview we talk about his family ties to Craft, finding his path in ceramics, and the joys of parenthood. To see examples of his work, visit www.slopstudios.com.
    It's holiday season, and I have a special offer for my podcast listeners. To celebrate my daughter’s first birthday on December 22nd I’m offering $22 off any order at www.carterpottery.com. Use offer code HOLIDAY22 at checkout before December 20th to receive the discount. If you are looking for a podcast-related gift visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com where you’ll find our tenth anniversary t-shirts, posters, and water bottles. Happy Holidays!
     
    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
     
    As the end of the year approaches, I'm asking you to donate to the Brickyard Network. You can help this show and our network of ceramic podcasts by supporting the Archie Bray Foundation with your tax-deductible donation. To donate visit www.brickyardnetwork.org and scroll down until you see the donate now button. Thanks so much and happy holidays!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Across the Globe with Mark Hewitt, Priscilla Mouritzen, Diego Valles, and Carla Martinez Vargas

    Across the Globe with Mark Hewitt, Priscilla Mouritzen, Diego Valles, and Carla Martinez Vargas

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast we have a live episode that was taped as part of the Envision: Woodfire NC conference in May 2022. Mark Hewitt talks with Priscilla Mouritzen, Diego Valles, and Carla Martinez Vargas about their ceramic practice, and how they express a personal sense of place and culture within their work. Diego and Carla are part of the Mata Ortiz tradition in Chihuahua, Mexico and Priscilla has made Denmark her home for many decades. To find out more about the artists visit the conference website www.woodfirenc.com/artists.
     
    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 Archie Bray Foundation is looking for nominations for their board and invite you to self-nominate, or suggest a friend. The Bray is looking for nominees that are active problem solvers with a commitment to community. You can find more information about the open call by searching board of director at https://archiebray.org/about/board-of-directors/.

    • 1 hr
    Jackie Head on her Neo-Op art installations

    Jackie Head on her Neo-Op art installations

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Jackie Head. She creates Neo-Op Art installations that manipulate space through the interplay of color and undulating pattern. She recently finished a mixed media installation at the Indianapolis airport that stretched fourteen hundred feet and was made with 350,000 colored plastic cups. In our interview we talk about her public art pieces, developing specific glaze colors for her ceramic tile, and directing a team to accomplish a complicated install. To see examples of her work, visit www.jackiehead.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
     
    Do you have a story to tell about the history of the Archie Bray Foundation or your experience at The Bray? We are collecting stories for an upcoming podcast and our 75th anniversary. Call the new Bray Story Line and leave your story at (774) 500-BRAY (2729).

    • 1 hr 5 min
    441: Dan Finnegan on stretching beyond tradition

    441: Dan Finnegan on stretching beyond tradition

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Dan Finnegan. He has been making ceramics since the mid-1970’s and recently had a retrospective drawing from forty years of his work at the University of Mary Washington. In our interview we talk about his early training at Winchcombe Pottery in the UK, the impact of inflation of pottery prices, and Pottery on the Hill, a ceramic invitational he started in Washington, DC. This year’s Pottery on the Hill is happening November 11th -13th at the Hill Center. For more information visit www.danfinneganpottery.com.
     
    Do you have a story to tell about the history of the Archie Bray Foundation or your experience at The Bray? We are collecting stories for an upcoming podcast and our 75th anniversary. Call the new Bray Story Line and leave your story at (774) 500-BRAY (2729).
     
    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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Isabelle Fish on advocating for craft

    Isabelle Fish on advocating for craft

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Isabelle Fish. She is the founder of Rue Pigalle, an international community of women championing crafts and craftspeople. The community hosts master classes, travel events, and creative conversations for its members. In our interview we talk about her time as a gallery owner, the role of beauty in sustaining society, and the annual holiday gift collection that she created to highlight craft artists. For more information visit www.ruepigalle.ca.
    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

    • 53 min
    Patty Bilbro on making what you want to make

    Patty Bilbro on making what you want to make

    Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I talk with Patty Bilbro. She received training through the professional crafts program at Haywood Community College in the early 1990’s, and has recently shifted her focus to sculptural vessels painted with geometry and the human figure. In our interview we talk about her approach to drawing the figure and how a day job supports her exploration of sculpture. To see examples of her work, visit www.pattybilbro.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

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

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.

texasdallasant ,

Synchronicity!

Today’s episode is crazy! I’m a landscaper as well and have been doing it my whole life with my father and grandfather.

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