Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a panel on education featuring John Neely, Matthew Blakely, Pascal Geoffroy, Sandy Lockwood, and Linda Lid (pictured above L to R). The panelists discuss how they came to learn wood firing and the current status of the firing technique in educational institutions in Australia, the United States, and Western Europe. To see examples of the panelists work and find out more about each artist visit The lecture was given at the Cultural Confluence Wood Fire Symposium, held in Helena, MT in October 2018.

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