Episodes 1-10 of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast

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Ep. 1: American ceramic artist Matt Long

This episode features an interview with American ceramic artist and educator Matt Long. Known for his functional porcelain pottery, Long specializes in soda fired communal drinking vessels such as flasks, bottles and jugs. In the interview we discuss the dynamics of change in studio life, directing students through teaching, and navigating the ceramic workshop circuit. For more information on his work please visit www.fullvictory.com.

Ep. 2: American ceramic artist Chandra Debuse

This episode features an interview with studio potter Chandra Debuse. Her animated functional pottery serves as an imagined world where squirrels, rats and slugs engage in the often humorous activities that make up the human condition. In the interview we discuss transitioning away from graduate school, her recent distinction as a NCECA emerging artist, and the ideas embedded in her pottery. She will finish her residency at the Arrowmont School for Craft this spring and move onto set up her own studio. For more information on her work please visit www.chandradebuse.com.

Ep. 3: Australian ceramic artist and educator Janet DeBoos

This episode features an interview with studio potter and educator Janet DeBoos. Renown for her finely thrown porcelain, Janet is featured in numerous international museum collections and publications. In the interview we discuss her experience working with indigenous communities in Australia, her tenure as professor at the Australian National University, and her collaborations with Chinese ceramic factories. For more information on Janet please visit the ANU website or view her recent work on line at the Sabbia Gallery.

Ep. 4 Australian Musical Education collaborative Ba-Boom!

This episode features an interview with musicians and educators Shon Klose and Svetlana Bunic. Working under the name Ba-Boom! this two woman collaborative travels through Australia's Outback teaching a variety of musical styles in remote aboriginal communities. In the interview we discuss their experience working as traveling musicians, their cross disciplinary approach to education and their perspective on sustaining first world cultures. For more information on Ba-Boom! please visit http://ba-boom.com.au.

Ep. 5 Taiwanese Multimedia artist Nicole Teng and Brut Cake

This episode features an interview with multimedia artist Nicole Teng. Working under the name Brut Cake, Nicole designs ceramics, lighting, furniture and clothing. Her aesthetic has been influenced by a wide range of sources, including Art Brut and the Art Deco furniture of Shanghai's 19th century economic boom. In the interview we discuss upcycling old materials into new forms, the balance between outsourcing and hand craft, and creating a clear marketing message. For more information on Brut Cake please visit their website by clicking here. You can also keep up with Brut Cake by "liking" their Facebook page.

Ep. 6 Caroline Cheng and the Pottery Workshop

This episode features an interview with ceramic artist Caroline Cheng. Her "Prosperity" series combines miniature hand made porcelain butterflies and historical Chinese fashion styles to create contemporary sculpture. As the director of the Pottery Workshop she has created a multifaceted ceramic organization that encourages the exchange of technology and aesthetics between east and west. The organization has four locations in China that feature multiple education centers, galleries and an international artist residency. In the interview we discuss the history of the Pottery Workshop, balancing two separate bodies of work, and her recent experience working as a designer for the jewelry brand Van Cleef and Arpels. For more information on her work you can visit the Pottery Workshop website by clicking here.

Ep. 7 Dutch Ceramic Designer Carola Zee

This episode features Dutch ceramic designer Carola Zee. Her functional domestic wares start as CAD drawings before they are turned into plaster models and later slip cast with tinted porcelain. During the past eight years she has built Carola Zee Design Studio into a flourishing business with facilities in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Jingdezhen, China. In the interview we discuss the Dutch artist grant system that helped found her business, the development of her China studio, and the challenges that come with making work in a foreign country. For more information on her work you can visitwww.carolazee.com

Ep. 8 Australian Jazz Saxophonist Willow Neilson

This episode features an interview with Jazz Saxophonist Willow Neilson. Nielson studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before embarking on a music career that has taken him to Europe, Asia, the United States, and his native Australia. In the interview we discuss his early musical influences, the affect martial arts has had on his playing, and the ability to loose oneself through musical improvisation. For more information about Neilson please visit his website www.willowneilson.com.

Ep. 9 Ceramic Artist Shoji Satake

This episode features an interview with ceramic artist and educator Shoji Satake. His mixed media sculpture combines cast ceramic forms with found objects that are reminiscent of flowers growing from a rocky landscape. Now the head of the ceramics department at West Virginia University Satake directs their Morgantown campus as well as their long standing study abroad program in Jingdezhen, China. In the interview we discuss his early work in politics, the evolution of WVU's ceramic program, and the social media projects that spring from his often humorous and subversive brand of social commentary. For more information on Satake's work please visit http://shojisatake.com.

Ep. 10 Ceramic Artist Takeshi Yasuda

This double episode features an interview with Japanese ceramic artist Takeshi Yasuda. Over his fifty year ceramic career he has received world wide recognition for his functional pottery. His latest body of work features celedon glazed forms thrown in porcelain. He often accentuates his forms with loose gestural lines created by the slow turn of the potters wheel. Takeshi moved to the U.K. in 1973 and has maintained a studio there ever since. He has taught at various educational institutions including the University of Ulster, where he was a professor of applied arts. From 2005 to 2010 he served as the director of the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

In part one of the interview we discuss establishing his first studio in Mashiko, Japan. In part two of the interview we discuss the development of his ceramic voice, and his experience living in the U.K. If you would like to see more of Takeshi's work you can visit his website by clicking here.

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