A Fermenting Artist | Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110

Jeremy Ogusky | Episode 110


Jeremy Ogusky ProcessJeremy Ogusky is a studio potter, husband, pizza lover and passionate fermenting evangelist living in Boston, Massachusetts. In Jeremy’s former public health life, he engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention with the Peace Corps in Southern Africa, health education in South America, and public policy in Washington, DC. Jeremy’s current studio practice draws from his global health experiences and Jeremy is truly excited and proud to craft beautiful & useful functional ceramics.Continue reading

Pushing the Limits | Larry Elardo | Episode 109

Larry Elardo | Episode 109

Larry Elardo

Larry Elardo WhiteLarry Elardo is the owner of M Street Potters, a ceramic studio that is dedicated to creating one of a kind works of art with clay. Larry makes functional and sculptural ceramics. When it comes to Larry’s functional ceramics he adds a bit of a twist: some is for food while some is furniture.

Larry Elardo The Generals Teapot

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A Passion for Clay | Susan Halls | Episode 107

Susan Halls | Episode 107

Susan Halls

Susan Halls yorkshiregiantBorn in Gillingham Kent UK. Graduated 1990 from Royal College of Art, London. She established studios in London, exhibiting widely across the UK and Europe. In 1998 she moved to the USA. Her work is represented in several public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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A Potter. A Surfer. | Patrick Johnston | Episode 106

Patrick Johnston | Episode 106

Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston TeapotCeramic artist Patrick Johnston knew at the age of six that ceramics would be his life. After a kindergarten project, Johnston asked his teacher if he could hold the scraps of clay. “I stood next to the tree on playground, squished the clay in my fingers, and I knew that I had found it!” Since his epiphany, Patrick Johnston has never stopped working with clay. Johnston has been written about in numerous publications, including the, ” LA Times Magazine”, and  has earned a degree in ceramic design from The Rhode Island School of Design. Patrick’s current studio, The Temple of Mediclaytion, is in Venice, CA.

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Growth of the Business | Thomas Aitken | Episode 105

Thomas Aitken | Episode 105

Thomas Aitken

Thomas Aitken SetMade to be used’ is perhaps the best way to describe Thomas Aitken’s work. From as early as he can remember Thomas has loved to make things that work. And throughout his training and professional life he has continued to develop functional ceramic objects for use. Starting his ceramic studies at Red Deer College, Alberta and completing a BFA:Ceramics at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 1995. An interest in
European ceramic traditions led him to study at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, U.K. where in 1997 he graduated with a Masters in Ceramics. Then back to Canada to set up a studio in Toronto.
Five years later he moved his home and studio to the village of Warsaw, near Peterborough, Ontario. Here he works full time developing his own work and collaborating on joint projects with his wife Kate Hyde. His work is widely sought after and is in a number of collections around the world.

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Role of Artists in Society | Emily Schroeder | Episode 104

Emily Schroeder | Episode 104

Emily Schroeder

Emily Schroeder Vase_WhiteLoop1B_2015_lowEmily Schroeder Willis received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2006. She was awarded the Jerome Fellowship from the Northern Clay Center and the Sage Scholarship from the Archie Bray Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence/visiting artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany and at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.  In 2012, she was a presenter at Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay Conference.  Currently, she lives in Chicago where she is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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An Artist for Royalty | Tineke van Gils | Episode 103

Tineke van Gils | Episode 103

Tineke van Gils

Tineke van Gils 7--Photo-Kees HagemanTineke van Gils’ ceramic career started in the eighties in Amsterdam and continued on her husband’s diary farm near to Delft. Tineke’s dance partner is porcelain on the potters wheel.  Teapots are her favorite, they brought invitations from China. Tineke’s work is exhibited in The Netherlands and abroad

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The Dreamy Potter | Anderson Bailey | Episode 102

Anderson Bailey | Episode 102

Anderson Bailey

Anderson Bailey splatter birdie2Anderson Bailey is a studio potter living and working in Chattanooga, TN. Using different building techniques, Anderson creates simple forms with quiet surfaces that are meant for daily use. He recently started a collaborative line of slip-cast functional ceramics with Anderson’s wife, Jessie Bean Bailey.

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Molly’s Marketing Plan | Molly Hatch | Episode 101

Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch Bicylce CupBorn the daughter of a painter and an organic dairy farmer, Molly was raised to be creatively industrious. Using her imagination and love of drawing to make everything from her well known idiosyncratic ceramics to quirky pen-and-ink drawings. Molly’s craft is finely honed, her designs whimsically literal and pop-culturally on-point.

Working from her home studio, Molly began making her living as a full-time studio potter in 2008. Her formal education in ceramics and drawing resulted in the development of her signature style. Making contemporary ceramics inspired by history, Molly’s career as a studio potter quickly garnered a loyal following. Molly’s designs have expanded beyond tableware to a wide range of lifestyle products and Molly is actively growing collections of home goods to bring her modern yet traditional designs to the contemporary home.

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