ep.#59 Jeffrey Hatfield

October 21st, 2014

 

Jeffrey Hatfield is one of three principal operators of Guild. Essentially, he works with display, but in a much deeper and inclusive way. His job is to set the stage for action and interaction. Think about how that adidas pop-up showroom looks, or the Roberto Cavalli windows are arranged, or perhaps the Wired Store. His company has far reaching ambition and in our conversation we talk about the beginning of Guild, Jeffrey’s kitchen training, management style, and his foray into grand theft auto. Enjoy!

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ep.#58 Kate Bingaman-Burt

October 6th, 2014

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Kate Bingaman-Burt is an industry onto herself. A graduate of the Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, KBB now teaches graphic design at Portland State University, has published three books, and has clients that include Chipotle, Hallmark, IDEO, and the Girl Scouts of America. She’s been closely involved in Handmade Nation, teaches workshops, and organizes events (Design Week Portland). We talk about learning and teaching graphic design, what cool is, and how to work with seemingly soulless corporate goliaths (my words, not hers). Enjoy!

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ep.#57 Richard Shaw

September 10th, 2014

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In the final interview from my time down in the Bay Area back in June I bring to you a conversation with the eminent Richard Shaw. A pioneer of the West Coast/Funk movement, Richard recently retired from teaching at UC Berkeley. We talk about how he developed his trompe-l’oeil work, working as a young man with future ceramic greats, and his recent time spent in Korea.

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ep.#56 Christa Assad

August 12th, 2014

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Christa Assad is one of the most visible American ceramic artists working today. She’s been working and living in Berkeley, CA for the past several years as a studio potter, and in between has lead countless workshops, been featured in a Carhartt apparel advertisement, and crowned the 2012 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly. In early 2014 she broke her back after jumping out of window to escape a house fire. We talk about getting derailed, starting back up, and how thinking changes after major life events.

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ep.#55 Forrest Lesch-Middelton

July 29th, 2014

 

Forrest Lesch-Middelton is a potter and tile maker who lives and works in Northern California. I knew Forrest way back as an undergraduate student at Alfred University. He was one of the big seniors. He’s continued on, making a clear mark as both a potter and businessman. We talk about his foray into tile, nerdy clay stuff like reduction cooling, and what a “real job” actually means. 

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ep.#54 Matthew Causey

July 17th, 2014

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Matthew Causey is a ceramic artist based in North Carolina. We met back in March a the NC Potter’s Conference and he’s since come to Portland, OR as a resident artist at the Ash St. Project. In this episode we talk about drawing, the speed of different processes, his early comic book and cartoon influences, and iPad etiquette.

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ep.#53 Red Yarn (Andy Furgeson)

June 26th, 2014

Andy Furgeson is an Austin, TX native and currently lives and performs in the Portland, OR area. He is a children’s performer who weaves American folk songs into his routine, and, with some help from his puppets, introduces traditional music to a young audience. Andy’s musical background, singing at church as a kid, and playing in punk, rockabilly, and bluegrass bands inform his current style and sense of showmanship. He brings the rock. Enjoy. 

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ep.#52 Mo Phillips

June 5th, 2014

Mo Phillips is a Portland, OR musician who plays primarily for children. Mo plays his music from a rock-heavy backgound. Think Wilco, the Pixies, and Fugazi. His experience as a father to two children lends itself to his music, naturally, and his ability to be comfortable in silliness is infectious. This is a talk between two dads who work in a creative field. Enjoy.

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ep.#51 Richard Hensley

May 22nd, 2014

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Richard Hensley is a studio potter in Floyd, VA. I’ve known Rick since 2003, and in that time I’ve seen him evolve his work at a regular and enviable pace. He is a consummate craftsman, confident in his ability and willing to take risks. He’s deeply knowledgeable about ceramics (chemically, technically, and historically), and I think more people should know his work. He makes some of my favorite pots and when I use or see them they always make me want to do better. Enjoy!

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ep.#50 Silvie Granatelli

May 2nd, 2014

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Silvie Granatelli has been a studio potter in Floyd, VA since 1982. The story of her life has all the ups and downs of anyone working in a creative field, and  through it all she has successfully built a lifelong career in clay. Silvie was, and is, a mentor of mine, and she is a very special part of my life and a special guest on this program. Enjoy.

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