Inspired by a Dad | Ryan Archibald | Episode 88

Ryan Archibald | Episode 88

Ryan Archibald

Ryan Archibald DSC_1351Born and raised in Illinois, Ryan Archibald received his BFA from Southern Illinois University in 2013 and continued his ceramic education in Minnesota as the Northern Clay Center Anonymous Potter Studio Fellow.   Ryan now resides in Minneapolis where he maintains a studio, teaches beginner wheel-throwing classes, and works for a production pottery.



Here is the Piece Ryan's Dad made that in turn inspired Ryan's current work

Here is the Piece Ryan’s Dad made that in turn inspired Ryan’s current work

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Inspired by Nature | Kathy Pallie | Episode 87

Kathy Pallie | Episode 87

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Kathy Pallie wave[1]As a commercial artist, Kathy Pallie worked with many different materials creating 3-dimensional objects.  When Kathy retired, she put her hands into clay and has been exploring this exciting, tactile medium ever since.

Kathy’s artwork is inspired by Nature, by the unlimited variety of textures, patterns and energy she finds in her natural surroundings.Continue reading

A My-Way Approach | Ginny Sims | Episode 86

Ginny Sims | Episode 86

Ginny Sims

Ginny Sims G4[1]Ginny Sims is interested in objects and the surrounding sensations in a home that trigger memory and emotion. Exploring homes and observing family patterns has been a fascination of Ginny since childhood. She finds a lot of inspiration for the work that she makes in the relationships between objects and their owners, and the somewhat overlooked power of the presence of certain objects and how they made their way into our lives.  Ginny creates objects that echo a sense of history and thoughtfulness, but also that of loss and abandonment.

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Going Thin- Translucent Thin | John Shirley | Episode 85

John Shirley | Episode 85

John Shirley
John Shirley 10John Shirley works in bone-china. Most of John’s work is decorated with soluble salts which have a tendency to permeate the surface of the work adding subtle watercolor effects and creating an ethereal quality. John is a fellow of Ceramics Southern Africa and a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

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Production Pottery | Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83

Brett Binford & Chris Lyon | Episode 83

Brett Binford & Chris Lyon

Brett Binford & Chris Lyon MudShark 2Brett Binford and Chris Lyon met while working in a studio in Colorado. They stayed friends over the years and eventually started a major production studio called MudShark Studio. Their company makes ceramics for large companies and individual artists. MudShark Studio is located in Portland Oregon.Continue reading

For the Love of James | David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82

David Schlapobersky & Felicity Potter | Episode 82

David and Felicity

David Schlapobersky & Felicity PotterDavid Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter, – studio potters in high temperature, reduction fired stoneware and porcelain – a working partnership since 1973.

They live and work in Swellendam, a small rural town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa where they have the heritage house “Bukkenburg”.

Their work is mostly wheel thrown with some slab work and is hand made using their own blends and mixes of clay, glazes, slips and oxides.

David and Felicity porcelain mugs. reduction fired to cone 12

Their output is diverse and prolific, producing a range of work from tableware and decorative pieces to pots of monumental size, garden and indoor containers, decorative urns, washbasins, water features and wine jars etc..

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Branding for Pottery | Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81

Vipoo Srivilasa | Episode 81

Vipoo Srivilasa photo by Dustin Trey

Vipoo Srivilasa DSC_4783A Thai born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist, Vipoo Srivilasa works predominantly in ceramics, exploring culture shifts and migration experiences. His work is a playful blend of historical Figurative and Decorative art practices with a healthy dose of Contemporary Culture.


Vipoo Srivilasa Print, edition of 30, Image size 23x23cm, Sheet size 35x35 cmUsing blue and white colour, he creates complex narratives through highly decorated images applied to the surfaces of ceramic forms. His work requires an intimacy in which the key elements of the drama are often found in unusual places within the forms themselves.

Vipoo has exhibited internationally and loves creating opportunities for artists to collaborate through community based art projects. His work is held in various public art collections including The National Gallery of Australia.

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The Son of a Potter | Gerry Wedd | Episode 80

Gerry Wedd | Episode 80

Gerry Wedd

Gerry Wedd poppyjarGerry Wedd was born at McLaren Vale, South Australia, in 1957. He pots and surfs in Port Eliott, South Australia. He completed an MVA (ceramics) in 2009. In 1998 he won the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award and in 2009 his work was in the Havana Bienal.

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PIMP Marketing Pottery | Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79

Hadrian Mendoza | Episode 79

Hadrian Mendoza
Hadrian Mendoza skinnded+uduHadrian Mendoza is a Filipino potter based in Virginia, USA. Hadrian has exhibited his works internationally and are in collections throughout the world.  Since 2009, Hadrian has started a network of contemporary Southeast Asian ceramic artists.

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