This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Carole Epp. Her sculpture addresses social issues such as consumerism through the reconfigured forms of kitch figurines. She says of her work, "Cute on the surface, my work betrays its collectible figurine reference by subverting the idealist propaganda of historical figurines in exchange for the dark realities of contemporary humanitarian concerns."

In the interview we talk about her approach to social commentary, the darkness in her aesthetic and her excellent blog, Musing about Mud. For more information on her work please visit To view her blog please visit


Carole also produces a line of functional table ware for children. I love to see how see approaches the innocence of childhood through contrasting bodies of work.