Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Andrew Stephenson. Educated both in academic settings and a formal apprenticeship, Andrew makes wood fired functional wares that are decorated with slip trailing and traditional glazes. Over the course of the last two and half years Andrew has been tracking and using analytics to determine the exact value of his labor. In the interview we talk about analytic based pricing, building a wood kiln for firing large-scale pottery and selling directly to the public at his studio near Lake Lure in Rutherford County, NC.  For more information please visit

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Troy Bungart Studios. Offering a line of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pottery tools for the potter who wants to use art to make art. For more information please visit