He Takes Up To A Year To Make A Piece | Daniel Velasquez | Episode 776
Daniel Velasquez is a professional artist, muralist, and founder of Hydralas Designs. Daniel uses art to create a dialogue with diverse environments and their inhabitants in order to create a sense of community and wonder to public spaces. Daniel has a passion for nature, environmental design, health, and community which he seeks to promote with his work.
Getting to Know the Man Behind FrankArts.com | Tommy Frank | Episode 775
Tommy Frank was born and raised in Florida. Tommy received his B.A. in Ceramics from Asbury University (KY) and his M.F.A in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University (OH). In between Tommy was awarded three residencies: Morean Center for Clay (FL), Archie Bray Foundation (MT) summer residency and Odyssey ClayWorks (NC). He also attended the post-baccalaureate program at the University of Florida before going to graduate school.
He's On All the Platforms | Stephen Salter | Episode 774
Stephen Salter Pottery was founded in 2018 in Rockwall, Texas. Currently running and selling out of San Marcos Texas. When in college Stephen found his love for ceramic art when taking an elective class with Julie Blackstone. Very quickly it became one of the big centers of Stephen's life. Stephen started by selling custom work and doing shows, in 2021 he moved to San Marcos to apprentice at The Barn Pottery.
Pros & Cons of a Shared Studio vs Private Studio | Isaih Porter | Episode 773
Isaih Porter, born and raised in California, is a young potter who currently works, teaches, and lives in Santa Barbara. At the beginning of the pandemic, Isaih was laid off from his job in game-development and took it as a sign (or maybe an excuse) to shift careers. Now, Isaih has created a small pottery business, began teaching regularly, produces work for other potters, and even converted an old electric kiln into his very own down-draft propane kiln.
The Power of Encouragement | Maddy Kelly | Episode 772
Maddy Kelly grew up on an island off the coast of New Jersey, participating in ceramics programs since 6th grade. Maddy went to college and studied nutrition, public health, and then got her master’s degree in health psychology. Maddy made a new year’s resolution to breathe more energy into ceramics in 2018.
"It's Not Going To Happen At Me" | Doug Rubenstein | Episode 771
Doug Rubenstein is a potter living in Northern California and is inspired by exploring the intersections between nature and people in his work. Prior to working as a potter full time, Doug was an early childhood teacher for 5 years in New York City and decided to focus on his passion for art in 2020 by starting his own small business, Fifth Season Studio, and moving back to the West Coast.
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Very new to this pod cast as well as the world of pottery... I keep a notebook close by as I listen so I can write down so much great information… your a wonderful guiding light in this universe of dirt and form. Thank you with all of my heart
I really enjoyed being interviewed by paul on his podcast. We had such a great time. I have listened to a few of them so far and they are a pure delight to listen too. Keep it up…..
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It was such an honor to be interviewed by Paul. He has such a way with people and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The conversation was engaging and it’s always so insightful to hear people’s stories and learn about their life. Check it out !