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

Linda Bloomfield trained as a materials scientist but always dreamed of becoming a potter. She works from her studio in west London where she has designed and made porcelain tableware ranges for Liberty, Harrods and ABC Home. She throws on the wheel in porcelain and makes beautiful translucent glazes, which she puts on the inside of forms.

Direct download: Episode_47_Linda_Bloomfield.mp3
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Patick Noe graduated in 1980 with an art major from the College of Charleston in Charleston SC. Patrick's emphasis was on painting, but he also took sculpture and printmaking. After college Patrick worked in clay for 20 years but wanted to get back into painting without having to give up clay. He started to experiment with using woodcuts to create relief in clay slabs and then painting and firing them in his kiln. This technique grew more refined and complicated and into the unique art form that Patrick produces today.

Direct download: Episode_46_Patrick_Noe.mp3
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Robert Briggs has been a potter in Springfield Missouri for around 20 years.  Robert has been a semi full-time potter sinse around 2006. Robert and his wife, Ruth participate in most of their local art fairs and have several pieces in local galleries. They produce crystalline porcelain and raku artware.

Direct download: Episode_45_Robert_Briggs.mp3
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Mark Strayer loves making objects and creating pots as become his passion. As an Industrial Designer who works with materials like wood, plastic, steel and glass on a daily basis, Mark really enters a different place when his hands touch clay.  To Mark there is something amazing about clay coming from the earth, a natural, fluid and organic material that truly becomes alive as it moves through his fingers.  Mark's focus is on quality, function, and lately a more rustic aesthetic to his pieces. Mark desires that his pots will impact and enhance people’s lives and they will also in some small way help keep the art and craft of handmade important in our everyday lives.

Direct download: Episode_44_Mark_Strayer.mp3
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Sue Adler’s pottery reflects the many influences from the layers of her life.  Her equestrian passion resonates in the one of a kind horse hair fired pieces she creates.   A love of all things botanical is expressed in her hand built and wheel thrown ware.

Sue, a native long Islander attended Farmingdale State University where she earned a degree in Ornamental Horticulture.   She studied at Maple Leaf Pottery in Sea Cliff N.Y.  and is a member of Potters Council and the Long Island Craft Guild.

Direct download: Episode_43_Sue_Adler.mp3
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Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of non-fiction films and television programs. She has worked on shows for PBS, National Geographic, TLC, Animal Planet, and many other networks, and has contributed to several independent films.  In 2012, she co-produced the ABC-7 documentary "Imagine: A Celebration of Children's Hospital Los Angeles," which won an LA Area Emmy Award.  "Out of the Fire" is her first feature film.

Direct download: Episode_42_Courtenay_Singer.mp3
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Brenda Holzke have had a lifelong passion for anything artistic and creative. In 1985 Brenda graduated from The Art Center College of Design with a BFA. She went on to work in advertising as an art director for the following 6 years. Frustrated with the corporate structure, Breanda left advertising to create functional ceramic wares. Along with her husband they owned and operated a ceramic factory in California employing 21 artisans to hand paint and sculpt her designs. Brenda is now a licensed designer for major corporate stores across the country. In 2008 Brendaactively began creating fine art, one of a kind works, in both clay and mixed media wall art.

Direct download: Episode_41_Brenda_Holzke.mp3
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Alex Apland is a potter from southern Oregon. Alex uses her pottery not only to supplement her income, but to support a local food pantry

Direct download: Episode_40_Alex_Apland.mp3
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After spending several years as a fashion and print designer, Judi Tavill found clay about 12 years ago. She works intuitively, investigating and exploring while working on a form. Initially creating unique functional pieces, Judi has veered off toward sculpture and is currently integrating melted glass into much of the work.

Direct download: Episode_39_Judi_Tavill.mp3
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Kathy Catlin calls herself a Part Time Potter With A Full Time Passion! Located in rural upstate New York, you can find Kathy in her barn studio most weekend and vacations from her full time job as a High School Social Worker. Kathy creates functional stoneware pottery made on the wheel, which she claims is the key to her sanity!

Direct download: Episode_38_Kathy_Catlin.mp3
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Gillian Mcmillan grew up in rural England, attended teacher training college in London, taught there for some years and then emigrated to Canada. After a year's teaching in Montreal she headed west, to Vancouver. She married Alan, an archeologist, they bought the 1914 house where they still live in Port Moody and had two sons. Meanwhile Gillian was taking pottery classes, teaching pottery and selling her work at craft fairs. At age 48, she was accepted at Emily Carr College of Art & Design and earned her BFA in Ceramics. Now, twenty years after graduating she has become known for the colourful jugbirds she sells at galleries on Granville Island and at Vancouver Airport.

Direct download: Episode_37_Gillian_McMillan.mp3
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Louise Gelderblom is a self taught ceramicist with a background in design and photography. Louise lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has a teaching and production studio where she makes large hand built sculptural vessels. Louise is very much part of the low tech designer/maker tradition that makes work from her part of the world so distinctive.

Direct download: Episode_37_Louise_Gelderblom.mp3
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Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated in 2012 from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. For the past 3 years she has been working on translating her illustration style into hand-built ceramics.

Direct download: Episode_35_Leah_Goren.mp3
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Ann Van Hoey was born in 1956 in Belgium, where she lives and works. Many times awarded in international competitions, her work is exhibited in major galleries and her pieces are in the collections of international museums. Her works, of great simplicity and elegance, are extremely impressive in their perfection, their fragility and their featherweight appearance.

Direct download: Episode_34_Ann_Van_Hoey.mp3
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Joe has been a full time Ceramics Teacher in Tertiary Education in Australia and a practising potter for over 30 years. During this time he has shown in numerous exhibitions and his ceramics work is represented in private and public collections in Australia. Last year he set up a private Pottery School in Brisbane called Oxide Clay Art.

Direct download: Episode_33_Joe_Ottaway.mp3
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Susan Simonini is an Australian artist currently working in the medium of clay. Susan has a background in painting and printmaking, with a degree in Fine Art. She uses varied techniques to create a range of both functional and decorative ceramics. When not in her studio you can find Susan down the beach riding her skateboard!

Direct download: Episode_32__Susan_Simonini.mp3
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John Neely talks clay from both the perspective of an educator and an entrepreneur. 

Direct download: Episode_31_John_Neely.mp3
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Julia Paul talks about branding, hiring employees, and how to move your prices from average to premium.

Direct download: Episode_30_Julia_Paul.mp3
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Gina Feddersen tells of her love of nature and its inspiration for her creative life.

Direct download: Episode_29_Gina_Feddersen.mp3
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Kim Murton hangs out with me and talks clay, business, inspiration, and family.

Direct download: Episode_28_Kim_Murton.mp3
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Adam Field talks about his journey with clay and his love of design on his pieces.

Direct download: Episode_27_Adam_Field.mp3
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Chris Snedden's story of how many pivots he made through out his career is a great testimonial as to the value of flexibility.

Direct download: Episode_26_Chris_Snedden.mp3
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Ben Carter, host of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, explains how he sees his body of work through his podcast as a record for generations to come.

Direct download: Episode_25_Ben_Carter.mp3
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Stefan Andersson talks about finding your place as a potter.

Direct download: Episode_24_Stefan_Andersson.mp3
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Carolyn Edlund tells of her journey into clay and into a thriving business with clay that eventually turned in to a passion to coach artists about the business of art.

Direct download: Episode_23_Carolyn_Edlund.mp3
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Peter Pincus explains the process of his art and then discusses how to price one's work.

Direct download: Episode_22_Peter_Pincus.mp3
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Patrica Griffin offers an insight into her way of building her busness through email growth

Direct download: Episode_21_Patricia_Casey_Griffin.mp3
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Will Donovan tells us about his plans to develop his pottery business.

Direct download: Episode_20_Will_Donovan.mp3
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James DeRosso tells the story of the birth of a monster business.

Direct download: Episode_19_James_DeRosso.mp3
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Jennifer Crighton talks about sharing studio space to make the pottery business more viable. 

Direct download: Episode_18_Jennifer_Creighton.mp3
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Brian R Jones talks about his podcast, his clay, and his struggles. 

Direct download: Episode_17_Brian_R_Jones.mp3
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Linsey Reardon and Austen Sewell talk about their love for pottery and thier plans for life.

Direct download: Episode_16_Linsey_Reardon_and_Austen_Sewell.mp3
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Shino Takead brings on her journey to clay.

Direct download: Episode_15_Shino_Takeda.mp3
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Justin Rothshank talks about the "numbers" of building a viable pottery business.

Direct download: Episode_14_Justin_Rothshank.mp3
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Michelle Katz co-owns Arizona's largest private teaching studio. She explains the impact and usefulness of Groupon for her business.

Direct download: Episode_13_Michelle_Katz.mp3
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Joel Cherrico gives us a model that can be followed in order to build your pottery business.

Direct download: Episode_12_Joel_Cherrico.mp3
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Today I talk about the importance of getting your pottery business on line.

Direct download: Episode_11_Paul_Blais.mp3
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Christopher Vaughn talks about his journey as a potter trying to build a pottery business.

Direct download: Episode_10_Christopher_Vaughn.mp3
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Audra Doughty is the Mud Queen!!! She tells her story of how she went from student to studio owner.

Direct download: Episode_9_Audra_Doughty.mp3
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Tom Jaszczak talks about his journey with clay.

Direct download: Episode_8_Tom_Jaszczak.mp3
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Travis Owens talks about his heritage and journey as a potter.

Direct download: Episode_7_Travis_Owens.mp3
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Lisa Staples talks about her journey as an artist.

Direct download: Episode_6_Lisa_Naples.mp3
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Lori Buff talks about her journey to becoming a potter and she shares her thoughts on cutbacks in school arts funding and travel for creativity.

Direct download: Episode_4_Lori_Buff.mp3
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On May 3, 2014 I attended The Ceramic Showcase and I asked some great potters if they would allow me to interview them for the show.

Direct download: Episode_4_Ceramic_Showcase.mp3
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Carol Epp talks about being creative while rasing a family and having a studio in her home.

Direct download: Episode_3_Carol_Epp.mp3
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Tim Carlburg walks us through his journey to being a fulltime potter and how he became the Growler King.

Direct download: Episode_2_Tim_Carlburg.mp3
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This is the introductory episode for the podcast.

Direct download: Episode_1_Paul_Blais.mp3
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