Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Danielle McDaniel. In 1982 she started teaching in the public schools of middle Tennessee focusing on short ceramic workshops that encourage creativity and confidence in children. As demand for her workshops grew, she developed “The Clay Lady Way,” an education program for teachers that includes videos, books, and ceramic curriculum. In our interview we talk about how secondary education changed during her career and expanding her business to include a physical location in Nashville, which hosts a school with 275 weekly students, an artist co-op with 65 artists, and the clay distributor Mid-South Ceramics. For more information on Danielle visit

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 Amaco Community Corkboard, 7/13:

Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, for today’s Amaco Community Corkboard we have the ACGA Clay & Glass Festival, which will be happening at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto CA this weekend July 13-14th. The event features both fine and functional art from more than 130 juried California artists. For more information visit


I’d like to thank Amaco/Brent for sponsoring the community cork board. Brent Equipment is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and have created a Limited Edition Black CXC wheel. Brent equipment is made in the USA with high quality, locally sourced materials, which allows them to provide an industry leading 10-year warranty. For more information visit To have your event or comment featured on the Community Corkboard, send me an email through the contact link at