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

Brian Giniewski is a Philadelphia-based potter who works primarily with boutiques and design shops across the US and beyond. Over the last year Brian has been working full-time in the studio and thinking of his practice as a small business which feeds Brian's artistic curiosity while meeting the demands of the market.

Direct download: Episode_307_Brian_Giniewski.mp3
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Karrita Renzelmann of Queen Bee Pottery fell in love with clay when her husband surprised her with a pottery wheel for her birthday in 2006. She began with introductory classes at the local college and couldn't get enough of the intrinsic feeling of delight, focus, and comfort that came with placing her hands in clay and creating. It was in the garden that the love of nature and creativity were planted in her heart. This love of unifying the beauty of nature with the creation of functional and decorative pottery is the inspiration for Queen Bee Pottery. The ongoing growth of her relationship with clay is nurtured with excitement and curiosity about how the journey will evolve and change in her lifetime. Karrita continues to be amazed, inspired, and grateful for the connections that her pottery creates with customers worldwide.

Direct download: Episode_306_Karrita_Renzelman.mp3
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Steven Showalter is a Potter and High School Art Teacher in Minnesota. His current work is inspired by his wood-firing experiences. His desire to capture the unpredictability of wood-firing led him to work extensively with glaze development to create a rich palette of runny glazes that are inspired by his surroundings.

Direct download: Episode_305_Steven_Showalter.mp3
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The star of today's episode is NCECA! Portland, OR was the host this year for the annual conference. Thousands of clay people invaded the city from all over the world. I personally met people that traveled from Norway, Australia, Canada, and Brazil. And of course, lots of people from the US.

I walked around the conference and related areas and had conversations with lots of different people. The show notes for this episode will have pictures of the people's work that I talked to, and links to their Instagram pages. They will be displayed in the order in which they appear in the episode. I think there is only one person that didn't have any point of contact for me to track down.

Direct download: Episode_304_NCECA_2017.mp3
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As a full time Studio Potter since 2003, Jeff Rottman has developed a community studio with 32 members and launched a pottery tool company which is reaching across the globe. Jeff's entrance into being a studio potter started with a loss of a traditional job due to economic downturn. Jeff was energized by the cooking shows of the Food Network along with the melodies of Johnny Cash (Drive On).

Direct download: Episode_303_Jeff_Rottman.mp3
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Sam Parry is an art teacher for the Meridian School District, a ski instructor at Jackson Hole Ski resort, and a ceramist. Throwing on the wheel has been a passion of Sam's since he was in high school. Making art that is both functional and beautiful is Sam's ultimate goal. Knowing that someone uses Sam's art in their daily lives is what he loves about making pottery.

Direct download: Episode_302_Sam_Parry.mp3
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Howard Koerth is a nationally recognized ceramic artist currently residing in Oklahoma City, teaching at Rose State College. For the past 25 years his work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions both national and internationally. In 2003 Mr. Koerth served as Artist in Residence at the Tainan National College of the Arts in Taiwan, an experience that influenced his current visual exploration.

Direct download: Episode_301_Howard_Koerth.mp3
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The mic gets turned around in this special episode of The Potters Cast: Some member of The Potters Business Mastermind interview me, Paul Blais. This is in celebration of hitting episode 300 and in honor of such a great accomplishment I asked for some volunteers from the mastermind group to spend some time with me on Google Hangouts and do a special edition for The Potters Cast. It was a lot of fun spending this special time with them and I am really happy to be able to share it with you. Our interviewers are Elizabeth Borowsky, Carly Gibran, Kathleen Blohm, and Bebe Federman.

Direct download: Episode_300_Paul_Blais.mp3
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Luke Huling is a figurative sculptor from Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Luke graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in May of 2014 and received his BFA in ceramics and a minor in metalsmithing. For two years following undergrad Luke was the long term resident at The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln Nebraska, teaching throwing, hand building, and introductory metals classes. Currently Luke is attending Indiana University in their MFA program located in Bloomington, Indiana. He continues to use clay and metal and combines them together in mixed media sculptures.

Direct download: Episode_299_Luke_Huling.mp3
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Paul Tholl is a Wyoming-raised, Western Colorado-living potter, and Art educator. Paul received concurrent BA/BS from the University of a Wyoming in 2011 and has been living in Grand Junction, CO for the majority of the time since. Paul is married and has a 10 month old son.

Direct download: Episode_298_Paul_Tholl.mp3
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