Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Birdie Boone. Working from her studio in Abingdon, VA she creates hand built tableware glazed in rich translucent colors. Her research into rare earth colorants has led to a broad spectrum of colors that are uniquely subtle and emotionally impactful. In our discussion, we talk about the connection between emotion and color, engaging with constructive criticism and working with rare earth colorants. To see examples of her work please visit

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