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Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson on nurturing creative community in an urban environment

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson. A long time staple of the Philadelphia ceramics scene, they run the Neighborhood Potters studio on Fairmont Avenue. In the interview we talk about nurturing creative community in an urban environment, embracing the exploratory nature of a new body of work, and their ongoing relationship with the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. For more information on their work please visit www.sandiandneil.com. For more information on C. E. R. F. + please visit www.craftemergency.org.

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Bobby Silverman, Michael Strand, & Tina Gebhart talk Design and Education

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a live episode with Bobby Silverman, Michael Strand and Tina Gebhart. We discuss a broad spectrum of design related topics including education, the role of hand made in the contemporary design studio, and the ever changing boundaries of good taste. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA as part of Design Philadelphia.

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Thanksgiving Special: Food, Objects, and Memory

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I delve into the relationship between food, objects, and memory. The episode features fifteen short interviews with a mixture of artists, curators, and collectors. All participants were asked, "What is your favorite food, and how would you like it to be served?" Their responses, both hilarious and sincere, show how eating rituals are foundational to building relationships with family and friends. 

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Live from Harvard: Craft and the Museum with Ethan Lasser & Ezra Shales

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a live episode focused on craft and the museum with Ethan Lasser and Ezra Shales. We discuss the need for touch-friendly learning in museums, the role of craft in Boston's history, and the ways museums create meaning through the presentation of objects. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at Harvard Ceramics in Alston, MA.

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Andy Ruble on dealing with the "teaching treadmill"

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with sculptor Andy Ruble. The intricate structure of his hand built forms references both architecture and the organic biosphere. He says of his influences, "By observing and referencing details of our universe which range from the microscopic (dividing cells, mushroom spores, pollen, and bone structure) to the mammoth (large-scale bridges, refineries, and ships), I gather ideas for surface and form." 

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Alleghany Meadows on the value of being immersed in another culture

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with studio potter and gallery owner Alleghany Meadows. Known for his functional pottery he has exhibited across the United States and lectured in numerous venues including the Penland School of Crafts, Alfred University, and the Archie Bray Foundation. In addition to his studio career he is a founding partner of the Harvey Meadows Gallery, the Art Stream Nomadic Gallery and the Studio for Arts and Works.

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