13 episodes

The Chopped Liver Appreciation Society (CLAS) is a support and celebration platform for creatives and innovators following unconventional career paths in various creative industries. This society offers a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and skills of the behind-the-scenes people that are often the driving force behind larger projects, products and experiences. Through the CLAS podcast we invite creatives and innovators including artists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, musicians amongst others to tell their stories, sharing industry insights and their knowledge in a celebration of their dedication and determination in following their passions and interests. Our blog offers additional articles, supplementary material from our podcast and exciting tidbits from our contributors. CLAS was started by Amé Bell and Elize de Beer, two creatives who have studied and worked in the arts for over ten years. Through their involvement in various creative sectors, they have experienced how creatives in all industries are often under-appreciated for their knowledge, skills and work, which leave them feeling like nothing but a bowl of chopped liver – but we are here to change that.

Chopped Liver Podcast Chopped Liver Society

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The Chopped Liver Appreciation Society (CLAS) is a support and celebration platform for creatives and innovators following unconventional career paths in various creative industries. This society offers a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and skills of the behind-the-scenes people that are often the driving force behind larger projects, products and experiences. Through the CLAS podcast we invite creatives and innovators including artists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, musicians amongst others to tell their stories, sharing industry insights and their knowledge in a celebration of their dedication and determination in following their passions and interests. Our blog offers additional articles, supplementary material from our podcast and exciting tidbits from our contributors. CLAS was started by Amé Bell and Elize de Beer, two creatives who have studied and worked in the arts for over ten years. Through their involvement in various creative sectors, they have experienced how creatives in all industries are often under-appreciated for their knowledge, skills and work, which leave them feeling like nothing but a bowl of chopped liver – but we are here to change that.

    Part Two : Daniel Feinberg - Tattoo Artist

    Part Two : Daniel Feinberg - Tattoo Artist

    In Part 2 of Episode 11 with tattoo artist Daniel Feinberg we discuss how tattoo artists get the opportunity to develop their practices by exploring the nitty gritty detail of the tattoo apprenticeship, the importance of trust and collaboration between the artist and the client as well as the various processes of collecting tattoos. Dan elaborates on his process of developing unique Japanese tattoos for clients. We end off with the ever present stigma around tattoos and have a little celebration on how far we as humans have come in thinking about tattoos in contemporary society.

    • 37 min
    Part One : Daniel Feinberg - Tattoo Artist

    Part One : Daniel Feinberg - Tattoo Artist

    In Part 1 of Episode 11, we speak with Daniel Feinberg, a tattoo artist specialising in the Japanese tattoo tradition. We discuss his history in graphic design and commercial architectural visualisation and the major shift in leaving it all behind to becoming a niche tattoo artist. We delve into his process of transitioning, and the support that enabled him to pursue his career. Dan elaborates on the journey in learning all there is to know about Japenese Tattooing as well as the importance of understanding the philosophy and meaning behind the imagery. We touch on finding common ground, learning from your peers and growing in confidence in your practice. Dan elaborates on the barriers within tattoo traditions and that sharing is not always caring. Follow Daniel Feinberg on instgram @danielfeinberg

    • 5 min
    Book Recommendation - Navigating the Art World

    Book Recommendation - Navigating the Art World

    In this episode, we recommend the book Navigating The Art World - Professional Practice for the Early Career Artist written by The Delphian Gallery.  In the episode, we discuss some of our favourite chapters along with some of the things we learned and loved about the book. The perfect book to start your 2022 artist journey! "This business book is aimed at early career artists and helps to equip them with the practical tools needed to approach their careers, shining light upon some things that are often hidden from view. It has been written as a series of opinion pieces rather than a how-to guide and covers such topics as how to exhibit and sell your works, as well as things like how to stay motivated, and how to deal with the periods of insecurity that a career in the arts can often create." - The Delphian GalleryYou can purchase the book here - The Delphian Gallery

    • 32 min
    Cloudia Rivett-Carnac - Artist and Master Printer

    Cloudia Rivett-Carnac - Artist and Master Printer

    In this episode, we speak to artist and master collaborative printer Cloudia Rivett-Carnac about her artistic practice, collaboration and where her journey began as a printmaker. We touch on her history with Artist Proof Studio, a brief history of silkscreen printing in South Africa and how Cloudia came to be one of the most skilled and respected master printers in South Africa. We discuss interesting collaborations and how she came to open her own print workshop in the heart of Johannesburg, Chocolate Ink Studio. We share thoughts and experiences on collaboration and discuss the importance of knowledge and skills transfer in countries like South Africa. We look at Cloudia’s involvement in the printing girls and discuss the differences between a printer, master printer and printmakers.

    • 1 hr
    Sebastian Rivett-Carnac - Industrial and Ceramic Designer

    Sebastian Rivett-Carnac - Industrial and Ceramic Designer

    In this episode, we speak to Sebastian Rivett-Carnac, industrial designer and aspiring ceramicist where we explore uncharted territory in our creative world. We speak about his early influences, the process of producing physical products and Sebastian’s ethos in his own practice. We discuss the importance of having a presence in the digital space for business development and presenting reliable information online. We share an appreciation for beautifully made objects and reminisce over gathering around a beautiful table with friends and family. We discuss how design and art come together in collaboration and share our thoughts on calling ourselves and each other artists.Follow Sebastian by exploring the links below!https://sebastianrivettcarnac.co.za/@sebastianrivettcarnac_designs

    • 52 min
    Autodidacticism

    Autodidacticism

    In this episode, we discuss the value of autodidacticism or in laymen’s terms - self-education. We reflect on institutional versus self-taught learning as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with both. We take you through a step-by-step process from our experiences ranging from where to start, using resources to develop your skills, the value of connecting to a community of peers and the potential that dedicated self-learning could hold for your future.    

    • 50 min

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