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Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp and Brendan Tang sit down with artists and makers of all ages from across Canada to shed light on the contemporary ceramic scene. You may have thought Canada was all polar bears and maple syrup, but we’re serving up a heaping dose of artists you should really know about. From the coast to the prairies, the big cities and small communities; we’re here to find out what makes the Canadian ceramic scene so vibrant, diverse, cutting edge and relevant. Join our hosts as they bring you enlightening interviews that will share how Canadian ceramics is internationally recognized for its unique contribution to the field.

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Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp and Brendan Tang sit down with artists and makers of all ages from across Canada to shed light on the contemporary ceramic scene. You may have thought Canada was all polar bears and maple syrup, but we’re serving up a heaping dose of artists you should really know about. From the coast to the prairies, the big cities and small communities; we’re here to find out what makes the Canadian ceramic scene so vibrant, diverse, cutting edge and relevant. Join our hosts as they bring you enlightening interviews that will share how Canadian ceramics is internationally recognized for its unique contribution to the field.

    Leandra Brandson on expanding into new mediums

    Leandra Brandson on expanding into new mediums

    This week, Brendan sits down with emerging artist Leandra Brandson. Their conversation explores the ups and downs of being a young emerging ceramic artist in Canada, as well as the balancing act involved in being someone who likes to work in other mediums. Before that the gang discusses how working in other materials helps their clay practice. This week’s Kaolin Crushes are Tessa Reed, Matthew O’Reilly, and Linda Swanson.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    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

    • 46 min
    Inspirations Studios with Susan Lavoie, Lindsay Gravelle and Gudrun Olafsdottir

    Inspirations Studios with Susan Lavoie, Lindsay Gravelle and Gudrun Olafsdottir

    This week Carole sits down with Susan Lavoie, Lindsay Gravelle and Gudrun Olafsdottir of Inspirations Studios. Since 1994, this Toronto-based craft collective and ceramic studio has contributed to the lives of women, gender diverse, and non-binary artists by providing pottery and business classes with the ultimate goal of reducing homelessness and marginalization in Toronto. Join Carole as she sits down to chat with Gudrun and Lindsay who work at the studio, and Susan who is an artist that has been a working member for the last 3 years. This week’s Kaolin Crushes are Santee Smith, Cilia Sawadogo, and Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
     
    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

    • 40 min
    New Clay Conference with Sarah Pike, Grace Han and Sami Tsang

    New Clay Conference with Sarah Pike, Grace Han and Sami Tsang

    In this week's episode, Carole and Marianne come together to converse with artists Sami Tsang, Grace Han, and Sarah Pike about their experience as presenters at the New Clay Conference in Ottawa. They discuss the content of the event and share the great sense of community that came from being with the attendees. This week’s Kaolin Crushes are Monique Skelton, Kerri Jerome, and Marianne Chemla.
     
    Today’s episode is brought to you by:
    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

    • 55 min
    Catch up with Carole, Marianne, and Brendan

    Catch up with Carole, Marianne, and Brendan

    This week we launch Season 2 with our hosts Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp, and Brendan Tang talking about their summer travels and a few upcoming events in Canadian ceramics. They end the episode shouting out their current “kaolin crushes”: Judith Dubord, Heidi Mackenzie, and Trevor Novak.
     
    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
     
    Tucker’s Pottery Supplies has been providing quality products to ceramic artists since 1975. You can find their Cone Art kilns in studios and schools all over the world. www.tuckerspottery.com  www.coneartkilns.com

    • 35 min
    We’re back for season 2!

    We’re back for season 2!

    Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp, and Brendan Tang are back for season two of The Kiln Sitters. We are excited to continue our exploration of Canadian ceramics and are happy to report we will be switching over to a yearlong format this season. This means we will be publishing an episode every other Wednesday starting October 12th. You can find all of our episodes on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Make sure to subscribe so our latest episode will show up on your device. See you soon!

    • 1 min
    Host round table to wrap up Season 1

    Host round table to wrap up Season 1

    This week we wrap up Season 1 with a panel discussion featuring our hosts Marianne Chénard, Carole Epp, and Brendan Tang. They talk about the diversity of perspectives from which you can view Canadian ceramics and what to look forward to in Season 2.
    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
     
    Tucker’s Pottery Supplies has been providing quality products to ceramic artists since 1975. You can find their Cone Art kilns in studios and schools all over the world. www.tuckerspottery.com  www.coneartkilns.com

    • 40 min

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