Ryan Durbin (@rdceramics) & Becca Otis (@5linespottery) share their experiences as potters, makers, small business owners, and creatives. Becca is a full time potter and studio owner, while Ryan is a full time website developer and part time potter. We'd love to share our ups and downs along the way as we build our skills as makers and small business owners in an honest, informal manner. We hope to bring you helpful tips we've learned over the years, learn from each other, and share expertise from a number of guests with you also. Please join us for some Wheel Talk!
#66 - Body care in the studio
Ryan & Becca cover ways to maintain good studio habits and avoid body strain over the long-term.
#65 - Is the ceramics market too saturated?
Ryan & Becca answer an anonymous question about whether the ceramic market is too saturated and why newer potters may be producing more trendy work.
#64 - Evolution of a Brick and Mortar with Kelti Ziese from Coda Co
Ryan & Becca sit down with Kelti Ziese from Coda Co, an eclectic shop with home goods, plants, clothing, and handmade items located in Bellevue, Kentucky.
#63 - Becca's BIG News!
Becca shares some BIG news about where 5 Lines Pottery is headed!
#62 - Prioritizing happiness
Becca talks about finding contentment in her business during COVID.
#61 - Pot Swap 2020 is COMING!
Ryan & Becca cover everything you need to know about #potswap2020, changes from 2019, and when registration goes live.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Informal and informative
Love this podcast. Makes my commute feel shorter and I’ve gain tons of insight into potty and business. Many of my conversations lately have started with “I heard this in this clay podcast I listen to...”
It just keep getting better
Like some other reviewers, I was not entirely sure what I thought of this podcast but I admire both Ryan and Becca and it was nice to listen to their unscripted discussions. I actually came to them only 5 months ago but I went back to the beginning and listened to them all. Because I “binge-listened”, I was able to see the podcast grow and they keep getting better. I love listening them play off each other and appreciate their authenticity. Special shout out to Becca - thank you for your openness and vulnerability. You are willing to share it all - and this is what makes you so very awesome. Oh - and by the way - I learn stuff to, they sneak small lessons into their casual banter without me even realizing it!
Favorite pottery podcast!
I love your podcast, and it’s my favorite while I’m in my ceramics studio (or anytime really)! I enjoy your meandering conversations, hearing about your lives, pottery related and not... I also learn useful things related to ceramics and selling, social media, etc, while being entertained at the same time.
You two are great companions in my studio and my pottery friend here on Maui recommended your podcast! (I see her review here too, in case you wonder why you’re getting so many Maui listeners!)
Thanks for this great show!