The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft

After 3 decades at his potter's wheel, Ted Secombe says that making pots is more challenging now than when he first began, as his motivation is the purely the expression of his ideas and creativity. He has now developed a mastery of the medium that allows him to take his experimentation further than ever before.

Ted likes to work with different shapes and now prefers much simpler forms, forms with the sense of an easy curve, 'like a brush stroke'. 'My inspiration comes when the clay is on the wheel and I am looking at the sensuousness of the curve,' he says. Sometimes he is influenced by the structure of plants and leaves. While the grace and size of the pots is impressive, the glazes Ted uses are rich in color, and delicate in texture and patterning.

Direct download: Episode_113_Ted_Secombe.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

One of the most important things one can do in today's business climate is build a strong email list. Some say this is waste of time, but that is a voice in the minority. Most experts tell us that this is by far one of the top ingredients for success. So the rule of thumb is: Build the list!

Direct download: Episode_112_Paul_Blais.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

After a short stint at Chico State University, California, Sunshine Cobb went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in Sunshine's life for 15 years now. Currently Sunshine focusing on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware, and is exploring the challenge of electric firing. Sunshine graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics.

Direct download: Episode_111_Sunshine_Cobb.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Jeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, pizza lover and passionate fermenting evangelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. In Jeremy's former public health life, he engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa, health education in South America, and public policy in Washington, DC. Jeremy's current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and Jeremy is truly excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful functional ceramics.

Direct download: Episode_110_Jeremy_Ogusky.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Larry Elardo is the owner of M Street Potters, a ceramic studio that is dedicated to creating one of a kind works of art with clay. Larry makes functional and sculptural ceramics. When it comes to Larry's functional ceramics he adds a bit of a twist: some is for food while some is furniture.

Direct download: Episode_109_Larry_Elardo.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Guy Mitchell makes handmade stoneware tiles on the North East coast of England. Guy prefers hexagonal, triangle, and rhombus shapes to traditional squares. Guy mixes his own glazes and loves experimenting with surface and color.

Direct download: Episode_108_Guy_Mitchell.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Born in Gillingham Kent UK. Graduated 1990 from Royal College of Art, London. She established studios in London, exhibiting widely across the UK and Europe. In 1998 she moved to the USA. Her work is represented in several public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Direct download: Episode_107_Susan_Halls.mp3
Category:Pottery -- posted at: 3:00am PDT