This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with studio potter and educator Sam Clarkson. Known for his functional pottery, he has shown his work across the United States and lectured in numerous art organizations including the Penland School of Crafts. In addition to his studio career he teaches at Cabrillo College. In the interview we talk about surfing, the similarities between teaching and coaching, and Clarkson's research into plant-based oil firing.

Sam just finished a new studio in Bonny Doon, CA. He is using native clay from local geologic source Santa Cruz Mud Stone. During my visit I got to see his first run of pots from that clay.