This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast I have an interview with Jim Skutt. After an early career away from the family business, Jim returned to the kiln company in 1987 where he has been an integral part ever since. In the interview we talk about the history of Skutt kilns, the viability of microwave kilns for studio potters, and the development of internet-based kiln monitoring. For more information please visit

In the interview we also talk about the futurist writer Gary Golden's thoughts on technology. I couldn't find the exact article Jim mentioned but you can find more information at  Here are the ideas paraphrased.

1. Technology is amoral. It will be used for both good and evil.

2. Technology reproduces itself and spreads once created. Once the genie is out of the bottle it never goes back in.

3. The price of technology continues to come down as it spreads.

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