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The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft Paul Blais

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    • 4.9 • 434 Ratings


    A Passion for Tea | Petr Novák | Episode 801

    A Passion for Tea | Petr Novák | Episode 801

    Petr Novák has over two decades of experience as a seasoned teaware artist. Deeply immersed in tea culture, Petr’s work is inspired by his personal connection to tea. His work is internationally recognized and used by tea lovers from all around the world. Petr creates highly functional teaware for multiple settings including casual tea drinking as well as for special occasions and celebrations. With a focus mainly on ceremonial pieces, his aim is to create teaware to support tea enthusiasts in their meditation practice with tea also known as Cha Dao, The Way of Tea. His designs are created to bring ease and joy to their tea tables.
    Always studying and passionately searching for new inspirations, Petr regularly visits tearooms, tea gardens, and potter’s studios from the far East such as Korea, China, and Taiwan. Although he is an experienced traveler, Petr finds his main source of growth from his personal Tea practice and in the experiences of those who use teaware during their daily rituals. He highly encourages thoughts and feedback anytime, it is always welcome and appreciated.

    • 47 min
    100 in Review | Episode 800

    100 in Review | Episode 800

    The Potters Cast is 800 episode old!!!  In this episode we review the last 100 episodes of The Potters Cast.  Thank you for listening to the show. It truly means so much to me.

    • 41 min
    She Built Out Her Website to do The Hard Part | "Kemma" Emma Kaye | Episode 799

    She Built Out Her Website to do The Hard Part | "Kemma" Emma Kaye | Episode 799

    Kemma is a celebration of colour, chasing dreams, and slow living. Dreamt up by Emma Kaye, she hopes to bring colour and magic to everyday spaces. Emma's work is inspired by the feeling of home, the smell of fresh flowers, big hugs, laughter, and the Australian coastal landscape.

    • 43 min
    Rocks | Simon Manoha | Episode 798

    Rocks | Simon Manoha | Episode 798

    Simon Manoha works on all his pieces and carves them by hand with no use of wheel. Simon works with clays that he collects from nature. Simon's glazes are minerals collected and crushed by his hands. Simon fires in a woodkiln for 7 days. All Simon's pieces are food safe and water tight.

    • 50 min
    A Discussion on Black Lives Matter | Rhea Bailey | Episode 797

    A Discussion on Black Lives Matter | Rhea Bailey | Episode 797

    Rhea Bailey works out of her home studio in Oakland, California where she designs and makes all of her pieces by hand. Rhea is drawn to modern, functional pieces that also exude a grounding quality. She loves exposing the raw texture of clay with varying layers of glaze. Rhea makes most of her pieces on a potters wheel, but also hand builds when the mood strikes. Rhea belief is that food tastes better when eaten out of a handmade bowl or plate. 

    • 53 min
    Using Numbers to Decide | Sarah Ritchie | Episode 796

    Using Numbers to Decide | Sarah Ritchie | Episode 796

    Sarah Ritchie is a self-taught artist based out of Mohkinstsis (Calgary), Alberta. Sarah works out of a private studio using ceramics as her primary media and the focus of her business - From Hands of SJR LTD. Sarah’s practice integrates her academic and professional science background with arts as a means to incorporate science communication and an appreciation of the natural world into her work.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

SosoKay ,

Great to listen to for the potters all around the world

Hi, I’ve just started to listen to this podcast. I’m at the 8th episode I think. So far I have loved hearing the different experiences and journeys of these wonderful artists which to my surprise I follow most on Instagram! Thank you Paul Blais for this amazing and informative and eye-opener (for me as a potter) podcast. Bu the way I am listening from Tehran-Iran!

happiness cloud ,

Good stuff!

A great time and good conversations all around! Thank you Paul! Love listening and participating. Keep up the awesomeness!

Aswift75 ,

Such a Great Listen

I love listening to The Potters Cast! Where else can you find hours and hours of dialogue among people who share the same passion? Paul has a great way of engaging his guests and making them feel like they are sitting in the same room just shooting the breeze. Thank you so much for hosting this show!

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