A Parent’s Ultimatum Changed Her Life | Julie Covington | Episode 130

Julie Covington | Episode 130

Julie Covington

Julie Covington Tumbler with DanglesJulie Covington is a potter working in Asheville, NCs River Arts District. Julie feels lucky to be surrounded by an amazing community of craftspeople, farmers, musicians, healers, and teachers who regularly inspire her to be a better potter! Julie makes sturdy, comfortable tableware decorated in a variety of playful designs.

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Balancing it All | David Eichelberger | Episode 129

David Eichelberger | Episode 129

David Eichelberger

David Eichelberger WALL TILESFrom Roanoke, VA, David Eichelberger has pursued a career in ceramics in school, through residencies, and now as a professor.  He worked at Santa Fe Clay for a few years, then was a resident at the ExergyXchange in Burnsville, NC, then on to an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, then one year at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, then 3 years as a Resident Artist at the Penland School of Craft.  David is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Ferrum College, in Ferrum, VA.  He lives in beautiful Floyd, VA, with his wife, artist Elisa DiFeo, and their two daughters, and are expecting another daughter this summer.

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A Bit of a Business Approach | Doug Peltzman | Episode 128

Doug Peltzman | Episode 128

Doug Peltzman

Doug Peltzman TeapotDoug Peltzman is a full time studio potter currently residing in Dover Plains, New York, a rural town on the eastern edge of the Hudson Valley.  After several formative years studying painting, Doug came to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz in 2005. In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from Penn State.  He has had the honor of being both a juror and curator of national exhibtions.  He has taught workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S, including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Goggleworks, Davis and Elkins College, UNT, SUNY New Paltz, The Clay Studio and The Art School at Old Church. Doug is also a founding member of Objective Clay. His pottery has been featured in many publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

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Power of Friendships | Marian Haigh | Episode 127

Marian Haigh | Episode 127

Marian Haigh

Marian Haigh Sacred MemoryMarian was born in Pittsburg, KS in 1951 and grew up in very small towns in a rural setting.   She received a B.F.A. from Arkansas State University in 1973 and has worked since then in her studio, hand building ceramic vessels. Marian lives with her husband in Austin, TX.  They divide their time between the city and a cabin in the Texas Hill Country.

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Artist Burnout | Diana Fayt | Episode 126

Diana Fayt | Episode 126

Diana Fayt

Diana Fayt TumblersDiana Fayt’s primary medium is clay and refers to her one of a kind ceramic pieces as “etchings in clay.” Drawing on her background as a painter, sculptor, printmaker and clayer, her surfaces are alive with strange and exotic stories. When Diana is not working in clay, you can find her drawing in her sketchbook, carving rubber blocks or scheming about the next online ecourse she is going to teach. Diana also divides her time designing ceramics, teaching technique and inspiring creativity in workshops around the world. Her roster of clients include, Anthropologie, Heath Ceramics and Terrain. She’s taught workshops Diana Fayt Spoonsat destinations such as, Clay Push, Austraila, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Santa Fe Clay and Metchosin School of the Arts, online, at creativebug.com and via her self-created online e-course, The Clayer. Diana is a graduate of the California College of the Arts. After thirty years of calling San Francisco home, Diana recently left the big city for the Sierra Nevada foothills with her sweet pooch, Louie

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A Deeper Meaning | Lucy Fagella | Episode 124

Lucy Fagella | Episode 124

Lucy Fagella

Lucy Fagella Sugar Jar and spoon Red DotLucy Fagella is a full time potter and ceramic instructor living in Greenfield, MA. She makes functional pottery for the home and heart. Her work graces the tables and mantles of homes around the world. Lucy earned her B.F.A. degree from Alfred University 1985. She has been in numerous ceramic exhibits throughout the US. Her work can also be found in publications on ceramics and home décor.

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Labor of Love | Richard Hensley | Episode 123

Richard Hensley | Episode 123

Richard Hensley

Richard Hensley Teapot 2Richard Hensley has been a potter for 45 years and has lived and worked in Floyd, Virginia all of his working life. Richard makes porcelain ceramics and fire it all in a reduction gas car kiln. Richard and Donna Polseno, Richard’s wife, teach ceramics part time at a local college and for the past few years Richard and Donna have spent their summers in Italy making terra cotta clay pieces and enjoying their friends and the life in their small village.

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3-D Printing with Clay | Brett Fruend | Episode 122

Brett Fruend | Episode 122

Brett Freund 9

Brett FreundBrett Freund grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Brett was a resident at St. Petersburg Clay and a fellowship artist at Baltimore Clayworks.  In 2012 Brett was a Ceramics Monthly emerging artist and just recently was awarded the 2015 Jerome Ceramic Artists Project Grant from Northern Clay Center.

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Mudtools & Tools for Life | Michael Sherrill | Episode 121

Michael Sherrill | Episode 121

Michael Sherrill

Michael Sherrill Yucca Temple of the Cool BeautySon of an inventor/motorcycle racer & a warrior princess/homemaker, Michael Sherrill has lived in the western North Carolina mountains since 1974.  He considers himself a materials-based artist, experimenting in metal, clay, and glass.  At the heart of his interest is the intersection of where humans and materials meet in both handmade objects and the natural world.

Michael Sherrill and Cups

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