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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 • 255 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

    Nick Lenker on sculpting his digital world into 3D

    Nick Lenker on sculpting his digital world into 3D

    Nick Lenker draws from video games to make ceramic sculptures that seem to have jumped right out of a pixelated computer screen into real life. In our interview we talk about his process of building with slabs before applying custom decals, investigating memory through subject matter, and how Philadelphia has shaped his creative life. www.nicklenker.com
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com

    • 52 min
    Lisa Orr on developing psychedelic low-fire glazes

    Lisa Orr on developing psychedelic low-fire glazes

    Lisa Orr started working with low-fire ceramics decades ago, moving through majolica before developing a unique psychedelic color palette. In our interview we talk about matching thermal expansion of clay and glaze, side stacking glaze wares, and developing aventurine glazes. www.lisaorr.com
     
    Lisa is one of many artists featured in my upcoming book The Complete Guide to Low-Fire Glazes for Potters and Sculptors. The book has its official release on September 10 and is now available for pre-order.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com

    • 55 min
    Kathleen Clark on The White House China

    Kathleen Clark on The White House China

    Kathleen Clark is an award-winning photographer, whose career includes numerous exhibitions and serving as Photo Director for Los Angeles magazine and LA Weekly. Her series The White House China, depicts historical events from each American president presented on their formal state dinnerware. In our interview we talk about her inclusion in The Girl Artists of Portland, a performance art group active in the 1980s, her work in photo journalism, and her practice of using ceramics as a staging ground for political commentary. www.kathleenclarkphoto.com.
     
    I’m excited to be teaching a hands-on workshop at Mud Queen Pottery in Linglestown, PA June 8th and 9th. There are two spots still available so if you’d like to join us for the weekend visit www.mudqueenpottery.com/workshops to register.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Fund Drive: Live from NCECA with Lisa Giuliani and Brian Kakas

    Fund Drive: Live from NCECA with Lisa Giuliani and Brian Kakas

    Today on the show I’m joined by Brian Kakas and Lisa Giuliani for a discussion about the changing landscape of ceramic education. In the interview we talk about demographic shifts and closures in higher education, craft school education, and helping an arts community survive after a core institution downsizes its ceramics program. This episode was taped in front of a live audience at the NCECA conference in Richmond, VA. I’d like to thank Cole Collier for running sound for the event and NCECA for coproducing this episode.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fund Drive: Stephanie Seguin on tactile learning

    Fund Drive: Stephanie Seguin on tactile learning

    Stephanie Seguin is a functional potter based in Helena, MT, where she makes table and service ware. She is also the education manager at the Archie Bray Foundation where she has helped shape the education program as the organization has emerged from the pandemic. In our interview we talk about tactile learning, developing parameters for creativity, and the Bray’s Artist Amplified, a series of demonstrations and lectures highlighting ceramic artists. You can see her work at www.stephanie-seguin-ceramics.com The next installment of Artist Amplified features Joanna Powell and is happening May 16th at 6:30 MT. You can find out more, including Zoom links, at www.archiebray.org.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 51 min
    Fund Drive: Judi Tavill on blending drawing with sculpture

    Fund Drive: Judi Tavill on blending drawing with sculpture

    Judi Tavill has had a broad career in the arts starting in fashion and now creating biomorphic ceramic sculpture. In our interview we talk about her career in fashion, blending drawing with sculpture, and preparing for her upcoming solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery. Entanglements will open May 16th and run through June 26th. For more information visit www.juditavill.com.
     
    Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, this month we are celebrating twelve years of the podcast! We just launched a fund drive and I need your help to support the upcoming season. Please take a minute to visit www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate to give through our PayPal portal, or become a sustaining member at patreon.com/redclayrambler. To thank our new Patreon supporters we have merch, including t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by the following sponsors:
    The Rosenfield Collection of Functional Ceramic Art www.Rosenfieldcollection.com
    Cornell Studio Supply www.cornellstudiosupply.com
    Bray Clay www.archiebrayclay.com
     

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 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!

StephS2929 ,

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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