Richard Nickel "The Finger of Spring"

Adams Puryear "The Man with a Mask who makes Robots. With Robots."

Nate Prouty "Paffy"

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I am featuring a panel discussion with Nate Prouty, Adams Puryear, and Richard Nickel. We discuss comics, SciFi and the role the anti-hero persona plays in American culture. The wide-ranging discussion starts with the premise that we are in the midst of a major aesthetic shift in ceramic arts. Under the influence of contemporary graphic culture the age of "round and brown" ceramics has given way to brightly colored forms heavily influenced by the narrative structure and style of comics and SciFi.

Nate Prouty is a ceramic artist who maintains a studio in Athens, Ohio. For more information on his work please visit nathanprouty.com. Adams Puryear is a ceramic artist who maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY. For more information on his work please visit adamspuryear.net. Richard Nickel is an Associate professor and Program Director of Art Education at Old Dominion University. He maintains a studio in Norfolk, VA. For more info on his work please visit richardnickel.wordpress.com.

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