Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Diane Charnov, this year’s Jentel Critic at the Archie Bray Foundation. After an early career as a political speech writer Diane has been focused for the last decade on art criticism and journalism. In our interview we talk about shifting between persuasive writing and journalism, funny moments from speeches gone awry, and how artists and institutions can better advocate for themselves. In addition to her writing, Diane is also an accomplished photographer and ceramic artist. For examples of her writing and art visit

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Community Corkboard, 5/23:

Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, I have a new feature called the "Community Corkboard." It's an opportunity for you to share your ceramic event, comment on an episode, or relate other clay-community related news with the Red Clay Rambler audience. To have your event or comment featured on the Community Corkboard, send me an email through the contact link at

Today's corkboard event is the 4th annual Cannon River Clay Tour, which is happening June 22nd - 23rd in the Northfield, MN area. This self-guided studio tour and sale includes a broad range of professional ceramic work from twenty-two artists. For more information visit