Paul Blais

Being a Production Potter with Anja Bartels
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Being a Production Potter with Anja Bartels

Podcast: The Potters Cast Anja talks through what it looks like to be a production potter. Part of the work is just putting the head down and getting the work done regardless of feelings. She also talks about how to balance creativity and “selling out” and how there is a real way to look at […]

A German Journeyman Potter | Anja Bartels | Episode 532

Podcast: The Potters Cast http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepotterscast/Episode_532_Anja_Bartels.mp3 Originally from Hamburg, Germany, stencil artist Anja Bartels discovered pottery making while living in an intentional community in Virginia. Passion ignited, Anja returned home to study in the German Ceramics Guild, which honed her skills in a way much different from the typical experience in American art schools. With a […]

From Cancer to Clay | Sharrel Paul | Episode 531

Podcast: The Potters Cast http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepotterscast/Episode_531_Sharrel_Paul.mp3 Sharrel Paul was born and raised in a suburb of Boston, MA, but moved to California in her mid-20s. Sharrel decided to move back home in 2013 when she was diagnosed with stage 3/4 metastatic melanoma. Sharrel discovered ceramics in 2014 when she decided to take a class at a […]
Growing Instagram Followers with Sharrel Paul
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Growing Instagram Followers with Sharrel Paul

Podcast: The Potters Cast One of the things that so many people are trying to figure out is how do you grow your Instagram followers. Granted, growing the number of followers is just one piece of the puzzle, but it is definitely a piece that is critical. Sharrel gives some insights on her Instagrowth. To […]

Makers & Makers | Benedicte & Jerome Leclere | Episode 530

Podcast: The Potters Cast http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepotterscast/Episode_530_Benedicte__Jerome_Leclere.mp3 Benedicte and Jerome Leclere recently left Brooklyn to find a better life balance and spend more time making ceramics. Relocating upstate New York near Woodstock, they just launched their brand called l’Impatience. Both originally from France and always on the look out for new objects to create, the name refers […]
Going Deeper with Marketing with Benedicte & Jerome Leclere
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Going Deeper with Marketing with Benedicte & Jerome Leclere

Podcast: The Potters Cast mar·ket·ing /ˈmärkədiNG/ noun the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising. “the Western arts of marketing and distribution” When I see the definition of Marketing, I don’t find myself inspired. Even though it is something that I really want to do well and […]

Turning Wild Rocks to Glaze | Matt Fiske | Episode 527

Podcast: The Potters Cast http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepotterscast/Episode_527_Matt_Fiske.mp3 Matt Fiske’s work explores the intersection of material, science, and ceramic firing process. Experimentation is an important aspect of Matt’s studio practice, and focuses on manipulating common materials using uncommon firing conditions. Matt is inspired by the natural phenomena that occur in mineralogy and geology. In Matt’s mind’s eye, glaciers […]
Working with Galleries with Matt Fiske
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Working with Galleries with Matt Fiske

Podcast: The Potters Cast Getting your work out into the world is one of the major tasks that ceramic artists have to face. But it is a critical part of process. Matt takes the time to explain ideas on why to use a gallery, the value of commissions, prestige that comes with galleries and much […]

The Artist with Clay and a Message | Kukuli Velarde | Episode 526

Podcast: The Potters Cast http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepotterscast/Episode_526_Kukuli_Velarde.mp3 Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian artist based in the United States since 1987. She has received awards and grants such as the Guggenheim Fellowship (New York- 2015), the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant (New York- 2012), the United States Artists-Knight fellowship (California- 2009), the Pew fellowship in Visual Arts (Pennsylvania- 2003), […]