Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have a discussion between guest host Holly Hanessian and British artist Michael Eden. During his MPhil research at the Royal College of Art Eden set out to merge digital technology with the craft skills he used during his previous experience as a potter. The resulting objects and research sit at the intersection of craft, design and art. In his recent work he reimagines culturally familiar objects, before using digital manufacturing to produce them.
Guest host Holly Hanessian is an artist and Professor of Ceramics at Florida State University. Her most recent work Touch in Real Time explores the intimate nature of physical contact and its significance in the digital age. In the interview Holly and Michael talk about the basics of 3D printing, how hand skill and technology inform each other, and how new technologies fit into academia. To see examples of Michael’s work please visit www.michael-eden.com. To see examples of Holly's work please visit www.hollyhanessian.com.
This episode of Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is sponsored by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN -- Enriching lives through art since 1945 by providing life-changing, inspiring, and invigorating opportunities for people of all skill levels. Experience the summer in the Smoky Mountains immersed in Arrowmont's multi-discipline craft workshops. Investigate bisque molds and patterns with Brian R. Jones, explore seductive surfaces in ceramics with Erin Furimsky, or join Kenneth Baskin for two-weeks focusing on slab construction for sculptural objects. Take this opportunity to “experience the unexpected”, and join this unique educational environment. Learn more about Arrowmont scholarship opportunities and their summer workshop series at Arrowmont.org.