Some Thoughts on Studio Practice | Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292

Daniel Gillberg | Episode 292

Daniel Gillberg is a Swedish maker situated in the Oslo area in Norway. By making playful functional pots for every day use, he seeks to promote the values and the use of hand made. His work mainly involve dark firing earthenware and slip, decorated with various decals, paper resists and luster.

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Going Small to Go Big | Jon Almeda | Episode 291

Jon Almeda | Episode 291

Jon Almeda is a miniature ceramic artist located in Tacoma, Washington. Raised in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest Jon finds inspiration in the ever changing cloud formations in the sky and the movement of the tides. Jon’s practice is a response to the colors, energies, textures and composition of his life. Years ago he came across a book called “Creating Ceramic Miniatures” that dramatically changed his outlook and approach. He went the opposite direction and started to see how small he could throw. He discovered that working small was much harder than he imagined. After 15 years of creating miniatures he is still challenging himself to improve and to try new things with each kiln load. Almeda’s pieces are so impressive because without any scale or context they look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.

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Carving Through the Layers | Joshua Flicker | Episode 290

Joshua Flicker | Episode 290

In 2005 Joshua Flicker completed a BFA in Art Education with an emphasis in ceramics.  That same year he moved to Salt Lake City, got married, and accepted a teaching job at Park City High School. He has been enjoying the mountains, sharing his art, and honing his craft ever since.

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Binge Making in a Busy Life | Christopher Melia | Episode 289

Christopher Melia | Episode 289

Born and raised in Humble, Texas, Christopher Melia moved to Corpus Christi in 2001 to extend his education at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.  Shortly after engaging in ceramic courses offered at the university, he became an apprentice to a local studio potter, William Wilhelmi.  In 2006, he received his BFA in Ceramics.  He continued to work for Wilhelmi and take additional classes until moving to Denton, Texas for graduate school at the University of North Texas.  Chris finished his MFA in 2011.  He currently lives in Whitesboro TX with his wife and two sons, teaches at Little Elm High School, and makes work in his home studio.

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Creativity in Making and Marketing | Noa Weintraub | Episode 288

Noa Weintraub | Episode 288

Noa Weintraub is an artist, and ceramicist based in London, UK. After completing her fine art degree at Chelsea College of Art, Noa launched her handbag label, selling one-off hand-painted handbags to exclusive boutiques and celebrity clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Simultaneously, she also began fashion styling, working closely with iconic art director Judy Blame. In 2007 she then redirected her career back to her fine art roots and became a full time artist and illustrator. Still very much inspired by fashion and her love of vintage, fabrics, textures and patterns, these continue to provide a constant reference point. In 2011 she enrolled onto a ceramics evening class and has not looked back since.

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Making a Community Celebration Installation | Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287

Kim Lulashnyk, Hilde Lambrechts, & Kristen Davidson | Episode 287

 

Kirstin Davidson, Hilde Lambrechts and Kim Lulashnyk are three potters from the Ottawa Guild of Potters who have put together a community-based ceramic art installation of over 9000 roses, fleurs de lis and feathers as part of Canada’s 150th year celebrations in 2017. Populace will be set in a park at the Canadian Museum of Nature and will be on display from June 17-September 4, 2017. Community studios, individual potters, high school students, seniors and members of the public will participate in guided making-sessions throughout the year. Kirstin, Kim and Hilde are honored to bring their love of clay into the community on behalf of the Ottawa Guild of Potters and share in the making of a significant public art installation.

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Making Community Happen | Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286

Sharon Greenwood | Episode 286

Sharon Greenwood is a full time potter living in Portland, Oregon. She grew up outside of New Orleans and received her BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi in graphic design, with a minor in sculpture. This is where she first learned to love clay. After 15 years in advertising, she took a sabbatical and enrolled in a local clay class. She loved it so much, she decided to retire and start her second career as a potter. She works out of her home studio, creating wheelthrown, handcarved home decor and tableware that are inspired by the Oregon coast and her garden.

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Having a Heart to Grow the Clay Community | Merle Lambeth | Episode 285

Merle Lambeth | Episode 285

San Diego potter, Merle Lambeth, is known for her delicately folded thin slabs of clay,use of textures and green glazes. Each piece shows her attention to detail and finishing. Merle’s training is mainly through attending workshops. She splits her time between creating new work and managing Clay Artists of San Diego, a non-profit clay organization.

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A Vulnerable Conversation of Life as as Artist | Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

Jen Fontenella | Episode 284

Jen Fontanella is a ceramist in Overland Park, Kansas. She makes brightly colored contemporary pieces for the home and garden. Everything is made in small batches honoring the art of handmade. She’s a California native, a mother to a two-year-old, an ethnic food junkie and a craft beer enthusiast.

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A Teacher’s Journey | Mike Flower | Episode 283

Mike Flower | Episode 283

Mike Flowers

 

Mike Flowers 1Mike Flower is a potter and teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Primarily an educator, his days are largely spent running a thriving high school studio that sees 200 students daily. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. His ceramic work is mostly utilitarian.

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