Material Feels

is creating a podcast on the relationship between artists & their materials

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A little goes a long way!  A personal thank you from the creative team is sure to give you some feels, especially if you appreciate that the host's "voice sounds like butter" (not my words, this was in a review) and that the assistant producer's musical skills are off the charts. Just send us your contact information (email or phone) and we'll be in touch!
  • Personal TY from Creative Team
A Real One
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$10
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You are a real one! For double the first tier, we'll add a lil' musical touch to our thank you: it's sure to give you some feels, especially if you appreciate that the host's "voice sounds like butter" (not my words, this was in a review) and that the assistant producer's musical skills are off the charts. Just send us your contact information (email or phone) and we'll be in touch.
  • Personal TY from Creative Team
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$25
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In addition to a personal thank you from the creative team, we'll send you some original artwork each month. Check out the host's Instagram, @cxmdesigns, to see the style of illustration / watercolor and get stoked for some original artwork in your mailbox!
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About

Material Feels is a podcast that explores the intimate relationship between artists and their materials. Sometimes we shy away creative pursuits because we are unhappy with the results: what we produce doesn’t look like what we imagined. But the process of art-making can be the most rewarding part. On Material Feels, we chat with working artists, educators and manufacturers about their process with a specific material. This podcast is for artists, makers, teachers, hobbyists, people who are art-curious and even those who claim not to have a creative bone in their body.

**NOTE: Material Feels centers the visions and voices of queer, non-binary, womxn and/or POC creatives. Matthew from Ep1 was our cis white male Unicorn!**

**A least 50% of Patreon contributions will go to a black-led organization in the arts, TBA each Episode!**

Material Feels is written and produced by your host, Catherine Monahon. I focus on stories that build empathy and strengthen people’s relationship to their creative sides. My writing has been published in Wired, The New York Times and The MIT Press. I am from New York state and am based in Oakland, CA where I am also the writer for Art Dog, an art supply blog that spotlights small businesses, artists, industry trends and more.

Each episode of Material Feels is accompanied by an original piece of music created by my collaborator Liz de Lise. Liz fronts the band Lizdelise, works with dance theater companies and makes music for podcasts.


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