Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Mike Helke and Steve Rolf.  Both are established potters that work in the Western Wisconsin/ Southern Minnesota area. In the interview we talk about successful models for selling pottery, taking ownership of your life through creative action and balancing studio with family priorities. For more information on Mike please visit For more information on Steve please visit

The interview took place at the conclusion of the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, the largest tour and ceramic sale of its kind in the United States. Both Mike and Steve participated in the tour and spoke about the impact of the event as a sales opportunity and educational experience.