This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast, I have an interview with Carter Gillies. A potter, educator, and devoted blogger, Carter maintains a home studio in Athens, Georgia. I discovered his blog a few years ago and he quickly became one of my favorite writers. He regularly tackles both the everyday and the extraordinary aspects of an artist's life. In the interview we talk about Carter's background in philosophy, his theory about the five stages of learning, and how selling online could change the way artists take risks in their studio. You can find more about his work at

It was great to see Carter was chosen #1 Pottery Blog for 2013 by After my visit in March he jumped back into the topic of education and built on our discussion of the five stages of learning. Check out his post Old Dog, New Tricks pt. 2 to read more on the subject.