An Artist in Community | Brandi Jessup | Episode 56

Brandi Jessup | Episode 56

Brandi Jessup
Brandi Jessup Trough of HorsesBrandi Jessup is a writer, a traveler, a maker, and most recently the new owner and director of Taos Clay Studio in Taos, NM. She received her BFA in 2012 from Alfred University, and is currently learning to reconcile her art practice with her new role as first time business owner of Taos Clay Studio.

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The Struggle of Marketing for the Artist | Maria Dondero | Episode 55

Maria Dondero | Episode 55

Maria Dondero

Maria Dondero Flower VaseMaria Dondero makes pots and teaches in Athens, GA with her husband and twin boys.  She received her MFA from the University of Georgia in 2008 and has worked as a studio potter and adjunct teacher ever since.  She makes functional pots whose aesthetics draw on the age old and worldwide history of ceramics.  While subtly referencing pottery traditions from around the world, Maria intuitively sketches images from her surroundings, grounding her work in the Georgia soil.  Her work is shown and carried in galleries though out the country.Continue reading

The Pull of Art | Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54

Sarah Blackwell | Episode 54

Sarah Blackwell
Sarah Blackwell MugSarah Blackwell is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY.  She holds a degree in drawing and printmaking from Hampshire College and is proud to be a founding member of the artistic amoeba, The Royal Frog Ballet.  Sarah started working with clay in 2011, first as a student at The Greenwich House Pottery and then as a studio assistant at Clay Space 1205 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  She currently works out of her studio in Clay Space and sells work through her website.Continue reading

An Artist Unplugged | Kate Maury | Episode 53


Kate Maury

Kate Maury WallKate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is a studio resident at the Northern Clay Center and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Her work is featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition Maury’s work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin Hluch, and High-Fire Glazes by Lark Books. She has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation, three residencies at the Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China and most recently completed two residencies at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. Continue reading

The Obsessive Artist | Mary Fox | Episode 52

Mary Fox | Episode 52

Mary Fox

Vases by Mary FoxBorn in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1959, Mary Fox moved with her family to British Columbia in 1966. Mary is self-taught and has worked solely as a potter since 1979. Mary’s works are exhibited nationally and internationally, and she especially enjoys the time that she spends with customers from around the world who visit Mary’s studio in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island.Continue reading

The Reinvented Artist | Holly McKeen | Episode 51

Holly McKeen | Episode 51

Holly McKeen

Holly McKeen VaseHolly McKeen is known for her Crystalline glazed porcelain and functional ware. Selling from her own Gallery in Chilliwack BC Canada since 2005, Holly approached her Pottery business with an entrepreneurial attitude as well as an eye for the art. She’s shown that taking the leap to Pottery as a full time job can pay off.Continue reading

From Frustration to Falling in Love | Laura B. Cooper | Episode 50

Laura B. Cooper | Episode 50

Laura Cooper

Laura Cooper Cup 2Laura B. Cooper is a potter working around Athens, Georgia. In addition to her own work as Laura B. Cooper ceramics, she also operates a pottery studio and gallery in Bishop, Georgia with six other artists. Their group is called Long Road Studios, and is comprised of seven independent ceramic artists working together to accomplish more as a group than they ever could individually.Continue reading

Inside the Mind of An Artist | Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49

Jeremy Nichols | Episode 49

Jeremy Nichols

Jeremy Nichols Tea Pot 1Jeremy Nichols grew up making and flying model aircraft leading to degree in Aeronautical Engineering(1971). Jeremy changed direction to a career in Social Work while he started making pots for relaxation. Eventually Jeremy caught the ‘bug’ and earned a degree in ceramics, focussing on saltglaze.  He graduated 1997 in and established a workshop on an ex-farm north of London, England. His work is strongly influenced by the early aviation interests.Continue reading

Art as a Business | Jenni Ward | Episode 48


Jenni Ward


Jenni Ward Seed PodsJenni Ward is a ceramic sculptor, art instructor and owner at Earth Art Studio. She is passionate about working with clay to build abstract forms and installations that reflect the beauty of the natural world. A natural teacher and philanthropist, she shares her creativity with students at her home studio and abroad.

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The Lucky Artist | Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47

Linda Bloomfield | Episode 47

Linda Bloomfield


Linda Bloomfield - Ceramics 2009Linda Bloomfield trained as a materials scientist but always dreamed of becoming a potter. She works from her studio in west London where she has designed and made porcelain tableware ranges for Liberty, Harrods and ABC Home. She throws on the wheel in porcelain and makes beautiful translucent glazes, which she puts on the inside of forms.Continue reading