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The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

A record of the goings on around Michael Kline Pottery!

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Episode 2: Lindsay Rogers

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In this episode I talk with Asheville artist-potter, Lindsay Rogers.

We talk about moving to Asheville, NC, life after graduate school, and her work at Haywood Community College.

For you inside pottery listeners we talk about working alone vs in a group situation, commuting and the transition from home to studio. We discuss a video by the Portland Growler Company and Commercial/Industrial appropriation of the small scale/handmade which led to mention of David Pye’s discussion of the workmanship of risk vs workmanship of certainty.

More studio insider talk about how much to make, and producing numbers and Lindsay’s time working for Natchez, Mississippi potter Conner Burns Do deadlines kill spontaneity or do they give us structure in our workflow? I mention my sketching of pattern idea on paper plates and the intrinsic values of materials and creativity Lindsay describes the evolution of her current designs and the Bull and Beggar event

(Wanna go to the bull and beggar restaurant in Asheville, NC?)

You can find out more about Lindsay Rogers and her ceramics at her

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Richard Notkin on Tales of a Red Clay Rambler: A Must

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As archaic it has become, I want to share Ben Carter's interview with Richard Notkin here on ye olde blog. It is a two part podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing what Richard had to say about his life and his work as an artist. I hope you will listen to it and be inspired as I am.

Find the first part of the interview here.

Find the second part here.


Note: You can keep up with Ben's podcast by subscribing to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or like me, on Downcast. Or you can be old school and just come back here at random times to check on the link in the sidebar! Enjoy!


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After I put those handles on the jar I snapped out of it and realized they were way too big! What do you think? I went ahead and removed them at the risk of botching the pot. But it was fine. I don't think the jar really needed handles anyway.

here is a jar
with some reasonably proportioned handles.
let me know what you think.

I just came down to the house to get my knee brace. Seems like the old knee is feeling squirrelly tonight. Can't afford to fall now! Now for some more pottery and podcasts!