Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Jane Shellenbarger. Her ceramic studio practice utilizes atmospheric firing in the creation of pouring and containment vessels. She has been an educator for many years including teaching positions at the Kansas City Art Institute, Northern Michigan University and the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she is currently an assistant professor. In our interview we talk about the difference between leading and teaching a student, taking risks right before a major exhibition, and the history of ceramics at RIT. To see examples of her work please visit

This episode of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by the 2017 Canadian Clay Symposium. Happening March 18th 2017 at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts in Vancouver, Canada, this one day symposium invites participants to explore our changing relationships with emerging technologies. Through interactive demonstrations, panel discussions and exhibits, a diverse group of ten international presenters will address the relevance of traditional and contemporary technologies. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit