Listening to the show has become an addiction. I am a high school ceramics and sculpture teacher in Tampa Fl. Listening to artist talk about their work and practice is insightful in to my practices . Itâs the ultimate fly on the wall experience!
Thanks Ben for a kaleidoscope of ceramic perspective. I feel my studio is at the nexus of academia and studio experience. I have been planning my exit from the tech world for a decade and just about to launch out into the wilderness of ceramics. I have left my tech tools in favor of mud. Your interviews are with people who are experiencing a 'living by art' and it seems, what you aspire to - and how difficult it is. I have come from many backgrounds and many tribes and I can say that it is not easy anywhere. In the end there is only the doing. You are bringing the people who fill NCECA and workshops and residencies nationally to lone potters in small shelters by the lakes of Michigan. I went back to the beginning of the series and am about up to 34 - I keep wanting to go back and listen to these people singing their dreams. The system keeps trying to push the latest issue at me, I would prefer to pull off a whole year and binge as I can...However I found that an 8 hour cone 10 can take 10 hours if your listening to your guests.... what a great thing for everyone in clay.....
Have you had Rob Hunter on from the Chipstone foundation and Ceramics Magazine?
I have no idea how I stumbled on your podcast. Probably from one of those artsy magazines/newspapers in Santa Cruz. I tuned in and really liked the story of the female artist/potter from Australia you were interviewing. I found out you had moved to California from Georgia and I felt an instant connection. I am from Georgia and at the time was also living in California. We spent a lot of time in Santa Cruz but I never did find out where you are located. I wanted to stop by and say hello and say thank you. Thank you for making me interested enough in pottery and process that I took a class with my 10 year old daughter and fell in love with it. I have my own wheel and kiln now and we are having fun making all sorts of mistakes and learning. All because I happened upon your podcast.
I absolutely love this podcast. Ben is such a great interviewer, he asks interesting questions and is very good at directing conversations between artists. He clearly has a passion and a love of ceramics and art. I definitely recommend this podcast.
Just want to express my appreciation for the Red Clay Rambler. The conversations are so engaging and I learn something new every time I listen to one. What I like most, though, is that they make me think -- about art in general, but also about the pieces in my collection. Listening to the artists whose work I have collected gives me a stronger connection to that work and prompts me to view it from a fresh perspective. And, as I've said many times, the podcasts often motivate me to buy the work of artists I do not already have in my collection. You're costing me money, Ben Carter, but it's money well spent!
Ben does a great job interview different ceramicists and artists. I listen to The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler frequently in the studio, on long car rides, and walks with our dogs. I always learn something new and am never dissapointed. They are conversational, personal, and ever insightful!
Thoughtful, insightful, well-researched and down to earth conversations with a diverse range of artists. Ben Carter is serving and documenting the ceramic field with generosity and sincerity.
I just listened to the most recent episode Omnus Terra panel. I was fortunate to have been able to be there for the live taping. It was really great not only the to see/hear interview in person, but to see how Ben puts it all together and also watch what a pro he is as an interviewer! Great discussion on many levels. Really enjoyed it.
I listen to Ben Carter ( Podcast host) religiously in my studio, or on the way to school. Each episode delves into very well thought out interviews with many artists. Every time I listen to a episode I walk away with something new to try, or think about in my own life/work. I really enjoy that I can continue the conversations with my friends long after the episodes are over. I feel that Ben does a great job asking questions that we ( viewers ) are curious about. He keeps things relaxed, but informational making his podcast fun and accessible. I feel very grateful to have this podcast as a educational/ entertainment resource. At 170+ episodes and growing there's plenty of content to tune into.
Thanks Ben for the wonderful interviews last week from the Utilitarian Clay Symposium. I've listened to each of them twice already because it brought back memories of being there and these were like bonus conversations that I did not have but got to listen in on! Each one was great on it's own, but as a grouping I'm sure it gave someone a really good idea of what the symposium is all about and how special Arrowmont is. I give all of your episodes Five Stars. Please keep them coming.
Ben has this way with his questions that he asks his guests throughout interviews that so often leave me pondering for hours after I listen to each episode. Being a beginning potter myself, I not only get the insight of amazing artists around the world, but I get to ask myself some of the same questions which I really adore and feel happily challenged by. My world has been opened to more levels of skill and style just in the last 9 months than I could ever have imagined because of this podcast other forms of social media like Periscope and Instagram.
I like your podcast very much. I started down loading them several months ago, but never got around to listening. On a recent long car trip I started listening and now I can't get enough. I just started listening from #1 so I can hear them all. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Ben Carter is an insightful interviewer. Many of these episodes are true gems and gifts for posterity. It is a labor of love, an ethnographic look at the field today that will undoubtedly become a true treasure for clay lovers in the future. Thanks, Ben!
Love tuning in. As a young ceramic arts student it's great to hear the big names in the field discuss what really matters. Always something new, refreshing and interesting. Absolutely would recommend to any other young artist
This podcast continues to impress me over the years Iâve been listening to it. Ben has an amazing capacity to meet the artist at whatever level s/he is at and ask the right questions. Thoughtful and thought provoking!
I loooove Tales. My favorite thing is that Ben lets the artists speak at length without interruption. I get so much inspiration and practical info from all the folks he interviews. Iâm catching up on old episodes and awaiting new ones!Update: OMG - the Roberto Lugo interview blew me away!!! Iâm still processing it, 3 days later. Thanks so much!!!
I have been meaning to download and listen to some of your podcasts for a while now and I finally got around to it a few weeks back. Since then Iâve been binge listening while working in the studio (with some breaks to let all the information sink in). What you have created here Ben is perhaps one of the most important disseminations of ceramics information that I have encountered. Giving the public the opportunity to sit in and listen to what all of these different makers are talking about and are doing is just fabulous. Also, you are really good at the interview process; I really appreciate the relaxed and conversational style.Cheers!
I love this podcast! Each episode is like a welcome visitor in my studio. Benâs interview style is easy-going, but there is obvious research behind the way he directs the conversation. This leads to episodes that are chock-full of great information, while also capturing the personality of his guests. He is friendly, yet respectful. And, in turn, it feels like he both appreciates and respects his audience. Iâve listened to every episode of Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, and Iâve learned something from each one â and had a great time too. Thank you, Ben!
I love listening to this podcast in the studio. Since leaving academia, itâs my go-to source for intelligent and thoughtful discussion on art and ceramics.
Bens relaxed, up beat interview style makes for intimate and meaningful conversations. Would love to hear Betty Woodman on the show. Thanks Ben!
Thank You Ben Carter! Keeps me going in the studio and in the Car on long drives. Check it out if you love pots, or potters.
I found out about this podcast from an article about Ben Carter being named ceramic artist of the year! Congratulations Ben on a well deserved award! I have been listening to a number of the podcasts in my studio since then and getting such great inspiration for my own work. Keep making great podcasts!Miriam Loory Krombach
I have been listening to podcasts as I drive long distances to shows, as well as in my studio. Who knew? I just discovered pottery podcasts. Ben Carter does a great interview, asks informed questions. I'm often going to the computer to check out peoples work, see recommended websites. Well done!
Thanks for a great podcast! Love it! I can't say enough about this podcast. The interviews are great. Anyone who has an interest in art would enjoy them. I find myself pondering many of the ideas and experiences discussed for days after I listen, and often recommend them to family and friends. As a former potter who has moved on to other creative avenues, I am grateful to connect back to my clay days through these podcasts. Please keep them coming.
All in all, I love what Ben is doing with this podcast. He brings Potters from across the spectrum to join in an important conversation about their relationships with clay. I love how Ben invites us into conversations about studio practice, history, and the role of ceramics in contemporary culture. Although I may disagree with some of his guests, I love the dialogue Ben challenges me to continue in my own studio practice. Congratulations Ben on an exciting 100+ episodes. The ceramics community is stronger because of your continued efforts.
Red Clay Rambler is a wonderful blend of all things art and clay. I appreciate the depth and range of knowledge represented, and Ben does a great job moderating the interviews. Often times the moderator can dominate the conversation, but Ben throws out thoughtful questions and topics, and allows the guests to formulate careful and meaningful responses. Time flew by listening to episodes, and I canât wait to make my way through each one!!
I started listening to Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast about a year ago. I binge listened until I had heard all the past interviews. Now I anxiously await each new episode! Thanks for the great work, Ben! Everyone, especially those who have an interest in clay, should listen to this podcast.
I have started listening to Benjamin Carter's "Tales of a Red Clay Rambler" podcast and have thus far enjoyed it immensely.
Thank you Ben for offering you time and services to the pottery community. Iâve been listening now for about 4 months and Iâm hooked on your show. Your guests offer such great insights into our ceramics community, and I really feel more connected then ever. I recommend this podcast to ceramic junkies of all levels. Your free podcast is an invaluable resource, especially in a time where greed and monetary rewards seem to stimulate most intentions. Thanks and I canât wait until your next show!
Ben Carter consistently provides the best ceramic arts podcast available. His interviews are thought provoking and always entertaining. I look forward to the new episode every week!
Ben Carter's podcast has been unquestionably helpful in my emergence as a potter. The creative dialog and thought provoking interviews. Without this podcast I would never have fallen as in love with ceramics as I am. Keep recording and keep throwing! You are doing incredible work.
SO happy to have so many wonderful people visit me while I am working!! Iâm always looking for things to listen to, to learn, to expand, to enjoy. This has been SO wonderful in getting to know more people in the clay world. This can be a lonely craft. Thanks so much for such a quality program! Your conversations are the best!
I've been a fan of this podcast from the beginning. Ben's personal interviewing style sets him apart from similar podcasts. He asks the questions I didn't know I wanted to ask, draws out the answers, and takes them deeper -making me the listener think about how it all relates to not just the world of ceramics, but humanity as well. His conversations connect us all from our studios and, quoting one of his episodes, allows us "to touch at a distance." It leaves me feeling motivated, more informed and a little more grounded as an artist.
Ben's interview style is focused yet conversational. Hands-down, my favorite pottery podcast. I look forward to each episode!
Solo studio work can be really lonesome, but listening to other artists talk shop while I work has been awesome! Ben gives a great interview, asking some deep questions and some fun ones, all the while giving his own insights as well. I love hearing about other artists' processes, thoughts, ideas and motivations- not only has it given me greater appreciation for their work, but it makes me think a lot harder about my own. I have to admit to going back and re-listening to several episodes while working to catch some more and mull over ideas. The variety of artists is great- very broad in terms of physical location and style. **UPDATE**In the second season Ben has really branched out beyond talking about art to talking a lot more about life as an artists and discussing a lot of the broader aspects of working in the field. I continually find myself agreeing out loud with the podcasters on all sorts of topics. Looking forward to hearing more!
Thanks to Ben and the many artists he has interviewed. As a young potter "showing up" to the studio daily to make IT happen, I hope I can some day be on the show and say that The Tails of a Red Clay Rambler podcast helped me stay inspired! -Kyle Gallaway
I am absolutely loving these podcasts. I really appreciate that all of them are left up online so I can continue to listen to past episodes. I love the theme song, as well as the diversity in the artists interviewed. Lee Rexrode is one of my undergrad professors at Edinboro University and has had great impact on my life and many others. He would be very beneficial for to hear on this podcast!
Thank you for these wide-ranging conversations with wide-ranging, diverse artists working clay. Every conversation leaves me feeling I have met someone, in person. I have to stop myself from finding their blogs and social media pages and blabbing at them. The feeling is especially strong when these are people I've never laid eyes on (although often I have seen or held or even owned their work)! I listen to the podcast while I work in my studio, and it adds another dimension to time well spent.
I really appreciate hearing the stories of other potters. Also, Ben has a great casual dialogue with his interviewees that promotes a comfortable atmosphere and elicits thoughtful discussions about the potters techniques and how they market their wares. Keep up the great work.
This show is so great I literally did a binge and listened to every episode within about three weeks. Worth every minute of your time. Ben is a first class podcaster!Paul BlaisThe Potters CastDoubt the Doubts
This is one of my top 3 favorite podcast. Iâm not a potter but I do create an artesian handmade product so I enjoy his interview topics as I can relate to what is discussed. Heâs got a talent for asking the right questions.
These conversations are addictive. Ben's interview skills just keep getting better. I learn, I laugh and I listen to and enjoy every second. Ben's developed a winning format, which feels new with each guest. I look forward to each new episode.
Very well produce, great contain, very good questions and analyse.Cover many issues including the businesses side of art.I listen to it while i making my work. Get to know many new artists from this pod case. Ben did a very good job of finding interesting artists. Recommend to all ceramic artists and anyone who interested in art.
Listening to this podcast while working in the studio helps me feel more connect to the ceramics world. Ben asks really interesting and thought provoking questions. He also does a great job balancing both the listening and the feeling like the interview is more of a conversation. Thank you for all of your hard work on the podcasts!
I have been enjoying these podcasts tremendously as I sit at my wheel or work in my studio. I love hearing from other potters about their process, about their concerns, about art, about making functional work etc. I have had lots of the same concerns but do not have the same kind of community to discuss it with. I feel as if a whole new world has opened up for me and gives me great confidence to continue making pots. Thank you for all your hard work doing these podcasts. Charlotte Lindley Martin
I concur with the majority of the reviews here. So wish, you would've been podcasting sooner! Your conversational approach is informative and a pleasure to listen to. These chats give us more information than any artists' lecture could.Great work!
There has been similar podcasts out but never one that is as regular and informative as this. I feel this podcast has a broad range of content to touch many interests in our clay community. I'm a wood fired potter that awaits each episode keep up the great work.
I've been enjoying these thought provoking discussions while making pots. It's nice to hear lengthy conversations from artists I know, and those I don't. Thanks Ben!
I'd would welcome any interview-based podcast covering the ceramic world, but Ben Carter brings particular strengths: he's a globetrotting potter with a Big Tent approach to ceramics, so the interviews range across continents and disciplines to touch on a broad array of concerns. He combines a casual interview style with a serious level of investigation and brings out some shining moments from his interviewees. The longer form of the podcasts give his artists a chance to share some nuance of their process and insights. I've listened to 3 TRCR podcasts so far, and I'm excited to have so many more to dig into. Thanks for your efforts, Ben, it builds community in the small, potent world of clay. -Kelly Kessler