The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft (general)

Justin Akeim Trapp is an Indianapolis native, transported to the Berkshires. Justin attended Herron School of Art and Design's and graduated with a BFA in photography and ceramics. Maker, potter, and EMCEE, Justin is trying to make a life off his work. Currently Justin is  exploring tableware, and he ebs and flows between functional and mixed media installation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cornelia Carey has served as the executive director of CERF+ since 1995. She is the co-Chair and founding member of the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, an initiative to improve emergency preparedness and response in the arts sector. Before her tenure at CERF+, Cornelia ran programs supporting artists and cultural institutions at the Vermont Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has served on boards and review panels for foundations, state arts councils, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives with her husband and daughter on their farm in Calais, VT.

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Sebastian Moh was raised on a small farm in Batu Pahat, Malaysia. Sebastian's first exposure to the actual shaping of raw clay was in a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Sebastian had witnessed a demonstration on the wheel and it planted the seed. From that point Sebastian paid close attention to the ceramic arts. Eventually Sebastian was able to move to the United State to attend school where he received a degree in product design and had the opportunity to take ceramic classes as an elective. After working in hospitality for a few years Sebastian decided to pursue the vision that had formed so strongly as a youth. The essence of Sebastian's work is to create a visual interest that will trigger an aesthetic response. The vessels articulate a rhythm that appeals to an abstract of universal human emotion. Art is an articulated arrangement of a profound idea. "To create is divine, I just rearrange", says Sabastian. His simple goal is to make good work.

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Victoria Christen is a studio artist and instructor of ceramics at the
University of Portland. Victoria uses mark making to infuse meaning into the objects she makes. All her work in this show—from the deconstructions of found objects to the functional and sculptural ceramic pieces—emphasize the potential of human gesture and touch to express memories, emotions, and moments. Using ink and brush, fabric and thread, glaze and clay, she captures the joy of a young boy’s bird egg collection, the melancholy of leaf stains on a sidewalk, the effervescence of blossoms floating on a pond, and the pattern and intrigue in a crimped metal garden fence.

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Hannah Lenhart is a recent graduate of Fairmont State University where she both a BA in Ceramics and Sculpture and a BS in Business Administration May of 2017. Since graduation Hannah has been working and living in the beautiful hills of West Virginia in her home studio where she has been busy preparing her studio space, stocking inventory, and transitioning from being a student to starting a small business. Hannah's ceramics career began when she took her first ceramics class her second semester of college, and since then ceramics has been the center of her life. Experimentation plays a huge role in Hannah's studio practice. She enjoys learning and finding new ways to decorate and manipulate clay. Hannah currently works with a cone 6 white stoneware and uses colored slips and carving techniques to decorate her work.

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Joel Cherrico is back on The Potters Cast for another conversation. This time Joel spends some time talking about the power of chasing goals, finding an audience, and an award that he is helping to sponsor. Together with The American Craft Council, Joel is hosting the Emerging Pottery Business Awards. The goal is the find artists whose work and business embodies talent, passion, and business skills.

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This is a little different. The feature guest is Chef David Mork who is going to be talking about the Kiln to Kitchen show. It was a discussion with David that kicked off the idea of furthering the Farm to Table movement by getting the tableware to be made from local potters.

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