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39-1: Richard Notkin on establishing a visual language

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Release Date: 10/11/2013

350: Fall Fund Drive: Bill Brouillard on our reverence for technology  show art 350: Fall Fund Drive: Bill Brouillard on our reverence for technology

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Bill Brouillard. He came to clay in the 1970’s and has had a variety of positions including being a resident artist at the Penland School and teaching for many decades at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). In our interview we talk about the value of team teaching, which he did with Judith Salomon at CIA for over thirty years, and his most recent body of work relating our faith in technology to a secular religion.

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349: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy on increasing the visibility of artists of color show art 349: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy on increasing the visibility of artists of color

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with curator Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. She focuses on the intersection of craft and contemporary art, with a particular interest in increasing the visibility of artists of color. In our interview we talk about her fellowship at the Center for Craft and the accompanying exhibition Sleight of Hand, which features Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Natalia Arbelaez, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Yvette Mayorga, Woody De Othello, and Maryam Yousif.

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348: Graham Taylor on heritage pottery and experimental archeology show art 348: Graham Taylor on heritage pottery and experimental archeology

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Graham Taylor. Taylor’s historical ceramic reproductions are featured in cultural institutions forming a gateway for viewers to understand the methods, techniques, and lives of past civilizations. In our interview we talk about his time managing the Kolonyama pottery in Lesotho, how working with archeologists has influenced his career, and the evolution of ceramics from the Neolithic to the Roman era in the United Kingdom.

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347: Jennifer Ling Datchuk on understanding identity and womanhood show art 347: Jennifer Ling Datchuk on understanding identity and womanhood

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jennifer Ling Datchuk. She was raised in a bicultural household and makes sculpture, installation, and performance art that address identity and womanhood. In our interview we talk about the role hair and self-objectification play in her performance art, working in Jingdezhen, and how her understanding of identity changes through art making. She is based in San Antonio, TX, where she teaches at the Southwest School of Art.

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346: Bob Batchelor on the rise, fall and rebirth of Rookwood Pottery show art 346: Bob Batchelor on the rise, fall and rebirth of Rookwood Pottery

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with historian Bob Batchelor. He has written on diverse subjects ranging from comic icon Stan Lee to prohibition bourbon boss George Remus and has recently published an illustrated history of Rookwood Pottery. In our interview we talk about the life and work of founder Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, the role star decorators like Kitaro Shirayamadani played in the success of the company, and the effect the Great Depression had on Rookwood.

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345: Audra Doughty on adapting community-based education to the COVID era show art 345: Audra Doughty on adapting community-based education to the COVID era

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Audra Doughty. She has used her business Mud Queen Pottery to create a thriving community of ceramic enthusiasts in the Harrisburg, PA area. After her state reopened in-person businesses she adapted her classroom to make in-person learning possible while adhering to social distancing guidelines. In our interview we talk about renovating a farmhouse barn into an art center and tips for creating a safe working environment.

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344: Lindsay Montgomery on the subversive nature of her Maiolica ceramics  show art 344: Lindsay Montgomery on the subversive nature of her Maiolica ceramics

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Lindsay Montgomery. Her Italian inspired maiolica ceramics function as narrative paintings highlighting the social ills of our time including topics of environmental degradation, the patriarchy, and wealth inequality. In our interview we talk about her love of the dark side of the Renaissance imagery, understanding the power dynamic of historical influences, and the role Walter Ostrom played in shaping her path in the arts.

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343: Celebrate Clay Week 2020 with Walter Ostrom on the conceptual potential of pottery show art 343: Celebrate Clay Week 2020 with Walter Ostrom on the conceptual potential of pottery

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Walter Ostrom. Recorded in the summer of 2015 this interview is being rebroadcast in celebration of Clay Week. It is featured on a playlist from our archives that relate to the themes of Clay Week. This episode is for Teaching Tuesday, to honor Walter's nearly forty-year teaching career at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The other episodes can be streamed from the resources page at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com.

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342: Ann Carrington on upcycling found objects to create sculpture show art 342: Ann Carrington on upcycling found objects to create sculpture

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Ann Carrington. Based in Margate, UK, Ann uses tin cans, flatware, and other metal objects to make sculpture that reference the peculiarities of British material and popular culture. In our interview we talk about being a part of a creative squatter community in London early in her career, her interest in upcycling, and making art for the Royal family. She was commissioned to make The Royal Jubilee Banner for the Diamond Jubilee.

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341: Jamie Bates Slone on using the figure to represent mental states show art 341: Jamie Bates Slone on using the figure to represent mental states

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A pottery and ceramic art podcast

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jamie Bates Slone. She draws from her own experience with mental illness to create figurative sculpture that addresses disease and resilience. In our interview we talk about the psychology of color, how body positioning in sculpture can create empathy, and being a role model for young women. Slone is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, which has a department of three professors dedicated to teaching figure sculpture.

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This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a double episode featuring ceramic artist Richard Notkin. Known for his protest art Notkin has approached a variety of subject matter during his career including the folly of war, the nuclear age, and global warming. His teapots and tile work can be found in numerous museums around the United States including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design.

 

In the interview we talk about establishing a visual language, the influence of the Vietnam War and developing a collector base. For more information on his work you can visit Richard's Art Axis page or click here to see the PBS Craft in America segment that featured Richard's work.

 

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