312: HP Bloomer talks about balancing risk taking and loss rate in studio production


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Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with HP Bloomer. His functional ceramics are decorated with layers of pattern before being fired in atmospheric kilns to enhance their surfaces. In our interview we talk about how complexity in his making process keeps him engaged, learning to self-edit, and methods for pattern making. To find out more visit www.hpbloomer.com.

For today’s AMACO Community Corkboard we have Clay for Australia, a global fundraising project aimed at assisting those directly impacted by the Australian Bushfires. Conceived by ceramic artist, Vipoo Srivilasa, this online event will run until the 31st of January. You can find out more about donating or purchasing artwork on the Clay for Australia facebook page or on Instagram by following @clayforaustralia. For a comprehensive list of artists affected by the fires visit www.australianceramics.com.

I want to give a shout out to KC Clay Guild for sponsoring the podcast. KC Clay Guild has been supporting ceramic artists and providing a space to explore clay in Kansas City, Missouri since 1988. KC Clay Guild is accepting applications for their Artist-in-Residence Program until April 15th. This program is open to anyone who is looking to jump start their ceramics career. Benefits include a private studio space, free firing, opportunities to teach, and an annual stipend. Check out www.kcclayguild.org/AIR to learn more.

The Tales of the Red Clay Rambler is made possible in part by STARworks, host of the 2020 WoodFire NC International Conference. The conference will kick off May 21st with two pre-conference events happening simultaneously in Asheville and Seagrove, where visiting artists will load and fire a variety of wood firing kilns. The main conference runs from May 28th to May 31st , 2020 at STARworks in Star, NC and features artists from around the world discussing the future of wood fired ceramics. For more information please visit www.WoodFireNC.com.

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