This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Matt Schiemann. Matt creates full bodied functional forms that showcase flame patterns from the Anagama and Train kilns he fires in St. Petersburg, FL. In the interview we talk about shaping an artist-in-residence program, being an optimist, and capitalizing on the opportunities that come across your path. For more information on Matt's work please visit

In addition to his studio work Matt is the residency director at the Morean Center for Clay where he manages the gallery, workshop series, and the artist-in-residence program. For more information on their programming please visit