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About Tales of a Red Clay Rambler
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 395 episodes, with over 1.4 million 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!