Tales of a Red Clay Rambler is creating Podcasts
88

patrons

$668
per month
Your donations contribute to building a global community of artists and listeners.

When I created the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast in 2012 I wanted to document the quickly evolving field of ceramics from the perspective of the maker. So many of the publications about art focus on the objects being made and not the story of the makers. I find it's essential to hear from the artists in their own voices. The podcast format is perfect for capturing in-depth discussions about what it means to devote your life to being creative in the world we live in.

Help me document the field of studio ceramics. The podcast features interviews with the best makers, curators, and gallery owners working today.

Producing this show has allowed me to talk to the most talented makers, curators, critics, and gallery owners working in the field today. I’m grateful to them for freely sharing their experience and creativity with my podcast audience. To date the show has 218 episodes, with over 680,000 downloads in over 60 countries. My listeners often tell me that the show has been a catalyst and an entry point for them to participate in the global community of artists and listeners.

One key element to capturing a good interview is to locate the conversation in a place that makes the person being interviewed feel confident and comfortable. My listeners often tell me that they are pleasantly surprised with how intimate the interviews are. They love hearing specific details about success and failure from the lives of the people I’ve interviewed. One of the best compliments I’ve received is that longtime friends of the interviewees learned something new about their friends after listening to our interview. Part of creating this intimacy entails meeting people in their own spaces. Every interview recorded over the six seasons that the show has been on the air has been recorded either in the person’s studio, home, or place of their choice.

Monthly contributions help establish a working budget, allowing the podcast to grow and flourish.

To fund the travel, equipment, and other costs that are necessary to produce over 40 episodes a year I need your help. Each hour-long episode takes around three hours to record and four hours to edit. Combine this with the time and expense involved in getting to the artists’ homes and the production costs quickly escalate. I love making this podcast for you, but I need financial support to keep the show fresh and growing. The best thing you can do is to donate monthly to help establish a working budget for production costs. Your contributions help me schedule, research, and record the episodes, giving you more content to enrich your creative life. The Patreon format allows you to easily become a sustaining member of the Red Clay Rambler community and support a show you care about. I'm happy to join thousands of other content creators who are now using this service to help fund their podcasts and projects.

I’m honored and grateful to have a community of listeners who value the podcast and its role in documenting the field of ceramics. Many thanks for joining this community and making the Red Clay Rambler Podcast possible!

Ben
Tiers
Join the Red Clay Rambler Community!
$5 or more per month 49 patrons
Five dollars per month gets you a shout-out on the show and this sticker in your mail box. 
Fan- You can't wait to hear each episode
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
Ten dollars per month gets you a shout-out on the show, a sticker and this rad poster designed by Jeffrey and Josh from J & S Signs.
Super Fan- You know our theme song in your head
$15 or more per month 13 patrons
Fifteen dollars a month gets you a shout out, a sticker, a poster and an exclusive Patreon-only Vintage Radio shirt. Rep your favorite ceramic podcast with this super comfy triblend t-shirt designed by Jeffrey and Josh from J & S Signs. Unisex sizes S-XXL available.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide.]

Correspondent- You find your self wanting to ask questions of our guests
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Twenty-five dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, and the ability to ask me two questions a year that will be answered on the podcast. You can ask anything related to living a creative life, and I will either answer your question or find a special guest that will.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide!]

Producer- You love telling your friends about the podcast
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Thirty-five dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, and a handmade carter pottery mug that will enrich your daily coffee habit.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Producer gets one mug per year. Mug image is not indicative of exact design you will receive.]

Executive Producer- Make your voice heard!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Fifty dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, a handmade carter pottery mug, and the ability to come on the show every other month to plug your next exhibition or event. 



[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Executive Producer gets one mug per year. Mug image not indicative of exact design you will receive.]

Director- You have a plan, Let's make it happen!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
One hundred dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, a handmade carter pottery mug, the ability to come on the show every other month to plug your next exhibition or event, and as an executive producer I'll take your direct input on who you would like to hear on the show. 



[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Director gets one mug per year. Mug image not indicative of exact design you will receive.]

Goals
88 of 100 patrons
Our goal is to get to 100 patrons by August 1st. This will allow me to release three shows per month.
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Your donations contribute to building a global community of artists and listeners.

When I created the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast in 2012 I wanted to document the quickly evolving field of ceramics from the perspective of the maker. So many of the publications about art focus on the objects being made and not the story of the makers. I find it's essential to hear from the artists in their own voices. The podcast format is perfect for capturing in-depth discussions about what it means to devote your life to being creative in the world we live in.

Help me document the field of studio ceramics. The podcast features interviews with the best makers, curators, and gallery owners working today.

Producing this show has allowed me to talk to the most talented makers, curators, critics, and gallery owners working in the field today. I’m grateful to them for freely sharing their experience and creativity with my podcast audience. To date the show has 218 episodes, with over 680,000 downloads in over 60 countries. My listeners often tell me that the show has been a catalyst and an entry point for them to participate in the global community of artists and listeners.

One key element to capturing a good interview is to locate the conversation in a place that makes the person being interviewed feel confident and comfortable. My listeners often tell me that they are pleasantly surprised with how intimate the interviews are. They love hearing specific details about success and failure from the lives of the people I’ve interviewed. One of the best compliments I’ve received is that longtime friends of the interviewees learned something new about their friends after listening to our interview. Part of creating this intimacy entails meeting people in their own spaces. Every interview recorded over the six seasons that the show has been on the air has been recorded either in the person’s studio, home, or place of their choice.

Monthly contributions help establish a working budget, allowing the podcast to grow and flourish.

To fund the travel, equipment, and other costs that are necessary to produce over 40 episodes a year I need your help. Each hour-long episode takes around three hours to record and four hours to edit. Combine this with the time and expense involved in getting to the artists’ homes and the production costs quickly escalate. I love making this podcast for you, but I need financial support to keep the show fresh and growing. The best thing you can do is to donate monthly to help establish a working budget for production costs. Your contributions help me schedule, research, and record the episodes, giving you more content to enrich your creative life. The Patreon format allows you to easily become a sustaining member of the Red Clay Rambler community and support a show you care about. I'm happy to join thousands of other content creators who are now using this service to help fund their podcasts and projects.

I’m honored and grateful to have a community of listeners who value the podcast and its role in documenting the field of ceramics. Many thanks for joining this community and making the Red Clay Rambler Podcast possible!

Ben

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Tiers
Join the Red Clay Rambler Community!
$5 or more per month 49 patrons
Five dollars per month gets you a shout-out on the show and this sticker in your mail box. 
Fan- You can't wait to hear each episode
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
Ten dollars per month gets you a shout-out on the show, a sticker and this rad poster designed by Jeffrey and Josh from J & S Signs.
Super Fan- You know our theme song in your head
$15 or more per month 13 patrons
Fifteen dollars a month gets you a shout out, a sticker, a poster and an exclusive Patreon-only Vintage Radio shirt. Rep your favorite ceramic podcast with this super comfy triblend t-shirt designed by Jeffrey and Josh from J & S Signs. Unisex sizes S-XXL available.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide.]

Correspondent- You find your self wanting to ask questions of our guests
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Twenty-five dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, and the ability to ask me two questions a year that will be answered on the podcast. You can ask anything related to living a creative life, and I will either answer your question or find a special guest that will.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide!]

Producer- You love telling your friends about the podcast
$35 or more per month 1 patron
Thirty-five dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, and a handmade carter pottery mug that will enrich your daily coffee habit.


[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Producer gets one mug per year. Mug image is not indicative of exact design you will receive.]

Executive Producer- Make your voice heard!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Fifty dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, a handmade carter pottery mug, and the ability to come on the show every other month to plug your next exhibition or event. 



[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Executive Producer gets one mug per year. Mug image not indicative of exact design you will receive.]

Director- You have a plan, Let's make it happen!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
One hundred dollars per month gets you a shout-out, sticker, poster, Red Clay Rambler t-shirt, the ask-me-anything ability, a handmade carter pottery mug, the ability to come on the show every other month to plug your next exhibition or event, and as an executive producer I'll take your direct input on who you would like to hear on the show. 



[Be sure to include a shirt size somewhere in the address you provide. Mugs ship out once a quarter, and each Director gets one mug per year. Mug image not indicative of exact design you will receive.]