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Aaron Ligon is a ceramic artist living in Charlotte, NC. Aaron’s work is primarily in earthenware or porcelain. Forms are wheel-thrown, sometimes altered, and heavily carved with simple glazing. Aaron maintains a studio at Clayworks and at home.  Aaron’s work is sold at the “New Gallery of Modern Art” in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina

Direct download: Episode_433_Aaron_Ligon.mp3
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Matt was raised a Navy Brat.  While in high school he found clay.  Matt is a graduate of the University of Iowa(Go Hawkeyes!) and is married with two sons (21 & 23). He lives in Iowa and has been a  guest artist/volunteer/instructor at Augustana College since 2008.

Direct download: Episode_432_Matthew_Fitzsimmons.mp3
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Samirah Steinmeyer began her small batch pottery business, Seedling Clayworks, in 2012. She has a bachelors degree in fine arts and a masters degree in landscape architecture. Her mother, a ceramics teacher, taught Samirah the basics of wheel throwing and hand building. She has been learning new techniques, improving her skills through practice and developing designs ever since. Landscapes, especially public lands, are her primary source of inspiration.

Direct download: Episode_431_Samirah_Steinmeyer.mp3
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Tony Young is a high school art instructor in Ohio. Tony recently ventured into the world of cup making and he slipcasts his Tumblers and throws his mugs on the wheel. Many of Tony's finishes are inspired by graffiti and his recent travels abroad. Tony is interested in recreating textures, layering bold text and imagery, while mixing in elements of my own design work. I like to work in sections, but am constantly experimenting trying to push the medium.

Direct download: Episode_430_Tony_Young.mp3
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“Whether working in clay, fabric, or found objects, my practice regularly engages with and supports me in learning the nature of and possibilities within “free” materials around me. I am drawn to looking closely and discovering the raw and profoundly resonant power of the unseen and unassuming.” —Angela White

Angela White received her MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and BFA in Ceramics from the University of Akron, Myers School of Art, Akron, Ohio.

Direct download: Episode_429_Angela_White.mp3
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Ceramic artists Jerri Puerner and Jeff Ham teamed up in 2018 to make a plate a day and post works in progress and finished pieces on Instagram at @365.plates.

They maintain studio space at the Grand Rapids Pottery in Michigan.

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Janene Waudby lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland.  Janene's work is inspired by the natural colors and textures of the Scottish landscape.   Janene throws her work on the wheel before burnishing and smokefiring.   The vessels are classically proportioned, and shaped in a way which optimizes the spectacular smoke effects.   

Direct download: Episode_427_Janene_Waudby.mp3
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Rachel Bultman is a wife, mother and full-time potter based in Alaska. Rachel has a background in oil painting and now creates functional pottery with detailed, hand painted surface designs. Rachel and her husband blur the line between production potter and studio potter by producing a large number of pieces while focusing on modern, artistic design.

Direct download: Episode_426_Rachel_Bultman.mp3
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Christina "Christy"  "Golawas born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit. Chtisty attend Michigan State University and graduated in 2013 with a BS in Packaging Science and a BFA in Studio Art specializing in Ceramics. Christy currently lives in Southeast Wisconsin where she works as a Packaging Engineer and maintains a long distance relationship with her studio. Christy can often be found driving to Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago on the weekends to work in the community studio and painting pots at home during the weeknights.

Direct download: Episode_425_Christina_Gola.mp3
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When I was teaching a workshop at Clay by the Bay in San Francisco, a couple ceramic artist and a designer got together with me to talk about what it would look like for ceramicists to team up with designers to help promoter ceramic work. Our two artist were Forrest Middelton and Erin McGuiness and our designer was Lane McNab. All three of our guests work in and around the Bay area.

Direct download: Episode_424_Forrest_Middelton_Erin_McGuiness_Lane_McNab.mp3
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