This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Lisa Orr. Based in Austin, TX she makes colorful earthenware pottery reminiscent of a garden in full bloom. She has developed a unique method of turning pots in bisque molds on a potters wheel. This achieves a soft uniquely manipulated form, which is then colored with runny translucent glazes. In the interview we talk about the influence of Betty Woodman, color synesthesia, and Lisa's documentaries on Mexican folk pottery. You can see more of Lisa's work at www.lisaorr.com.
Lisa has been traveling to Mexico for the last eight years to visit area's rich in folk pottery traditions. To date she has released documentaries about the Pinneapple Pottery of San José de Gracia and the Trees of Life from Izúcar de Matamoros. To view a trailer for the videos, or purchase a copy, please visit www.potteryofmexico.com. Lisa is also the founder of Art of the Pot. This studio tour is a collection of Austin Potters who invite renowned ceramic artists to take part in exhibitions every Mothers Day weekend. For information on the tour please visit www.artofthepot.com.