This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with ceramic artist Meredith Host. Her functional pottery is inspired by a myriad of disparate influences including mid century modern furniture and patterns taken from the stippled surfaces of toilet paper. She is a full time studio artist and entrepreneur based in Kansas City, MO.

In the interview we talk about creating art that walks the fine line between attraction and repulsion, drawing inspiration from low brow culture, and experiencing an inherited sense of nostalgia for past eras of design. For more information on her work please visit


In addition to her Dot Dot Dash line of work (pictured above) Host has developed Folded Pigs.

For more information on this humorous line of repurposed dinnerware please visit her Etsy shop by clicking here