Mel Griffin

Peter Christian Johnson

Mathew McConnell

This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I am featuring a panel discussion on ceramic career paths with Mel Griffin, Mathew McConnell, and Peter Christian Johnson. The conversation starts by questioning the premise of an established career ladder in ceramics and evolves into a discussion about success, living a mobile life, and creating your own career path.

Mel Griffin is a potter and tile artist living in Helena, MT. For more information about her work please visit Mathew McConnell is a sculptor and educator living in Fayetteville, AK. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arkansas. For more information on his work please visit Peter Christian Johnson is sculptor and educator living in La Grande, Oregon. He is currently an assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University. For more information on his work please visit All three of these artists have been long term resident artists at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT where the interview was conducted.