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Working Knowledge #40 Erin Castellan, Artist

Working Knowledge #40 Erin Castellan, Artist

Watch Working Knowledge #40 with Erin Castellan, Artist 

Erin and Erica talk about textiles, “legitimate” careers, freedom of expression, personal vs. public work, wonder, your creative signature , exploration and the amazing @laranguyen00

Erin chose the song “Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Erin:
Instagram: @erincastellan_studio and @erineleanor_knitwear
Website: erinecastellan.com 

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Lara Nguyen
Warren Wilson College
Anthropocene Reviewed (podcast)- "Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets"

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Working Knowledge #39 Adam Whitney, Metalsmith

Working Knowledge #39 Adam Whitney, Metalsmith

Watch Working Knowledge #39 with Adam Whitney 

Join us as Adam and I talk about Penland School of Crafts, Raising and Forming, Chasing and Repousse, teaching, metalsmithing, a methodical approach, being nimble, travel, putting yourself out there, flexibility, exhibitions , astronauts and so much more.Adam is currently listening to Peter F. Hamilton's The Salvation Sequence 

Where to Find Adam:
Instagram: @awmetalsmith
Website: aw-metalsmith.com 
Email: adam@awmetalsmith.com 

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Penland School of Crafts
Train to Shimla
Metalwerx Spring Symposium

 

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Working Knowledge #38 Linda Azar, Metalsmith

Working Knowledge #38 Linda Azar, Metalsmith

Working Knowledge #38- episode link- Part 1 and Part 2

Join us as Linda and I talk about art school, architecture, passion, metalsmithing, distilling inspiration, the rabbit wheel, booth set-up amnesia, mediation, Being a jeweler, deadlines , craft fairs and much more!

Linda's song- Philosophize In it! Chemicalize With It! by Kishi Bashi

Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

Where to find Linda:
Instagram: linda_azar
Facebook: Linda Azar
Website: www.lindaazarmetalsmith.com
Email: linda@lindaazarmetalsmith.com

Linda's favorite podcasts while working
Comedy Bang Bang
Threedom
Big Grande Teachers Lounge

Other stuff we talked about:
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
Weaverville Art Safari

 

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Working Knowledge #37 Tara Locklear of tljewelry

Working Knowledge #37 Tara Locklear of tljewelry

Join us as Tara and I discuss creative rules, color, shape, jewelry, balance ( both in design and life), crafts shows, The hustle, street culture, value systems, anxiety, community and so much more.


Working Knowledge #37- episode link

Tara's song- Childish Gambino "Feels Like Summer"

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

Where to find Tara-

facebook.com/Tara Locklear

Twitter @_taralocklear

IG- @taralocklear and @tljewelryshop

lockleartara@gmail.com

www.taralocklear.com

Some of the things we talked about-

Robert Ebendorf - article

The American Craft Council (ACC)

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

Book- The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair

Secret Identity Project, Amend

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

ECU Metals Program

 

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Working Knowledge #36 Ray Jones Woodcrafts

Working Knowledge #36 Ray Jones Woodcrafts

Join us as Ray and I talk about aeronautical engineering, wood working, dumpster diving, 10,000 hours and 15,000 boxes, wooden hinges, types of wood (origins, patterns and causes), vernier thrusters, the Mars rover, wooden boxes and commissions.


Working Knowledge #36- episode link

Ray's song- Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

Where to find Ray-

www.rayjoneswoodboxes.com

FB- RayJonesWoodboxes

IG- @rayjoneswoodcrafts

Some of the things we talked about-

Winter Park Virtual Craft Fair  3/19/21-3/21/21

10,000 hours (Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell) and 15,000 boxes

Vernier Thrusters

St. Louis Art Fair

 

 

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Working Knowledge #35 Emily Rogstad Jewelry

Join us as Emily and I talk about making multiples and experimentation, setting parameters to expand creativity, being a jeweler, metalsmithing, Penland School of Crafts, all the paths we can take as makers, silver soldering, noting out days, widening our view, Marthe Le Van, Mora Collections, running and having an inquisitive studio practice.
Working Knowledge #35- episode link part 1 and part 2

Emily's song- "Heavy Feathers" by Jon Charles Dwyer

Emily's podcast- Oh no Ross and Carrie ( this is what she really listens to when she works)

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

Where and how to find Emily-

@emilyrogstad

emilymaijarogstad@gmail.com

www.emilyrogstad.com

Some of the things we talked about-

Maine College of Art

Penland School of Craft and the Core Fellow Program

Mora

1000 Rings

Kate Cole

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), Metalsmiths of North Carolina

 

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Working Knowledge #34 Marthe Le Van, Mora

Working Knowledge #34 Marthe Le Van,  Mora

Join us as Marthe and I wrap up our wonderful conversation about tenacity, optimism, Mora, Lark Books, Lene Vibe, contemporary jewelry, display, merchandising, divine stumbles, and so much more. *Sadly the internet failed me and the majority of our interview was lost to the ether. Follow the link below to see the last 15 minutes of our chat.

Working Knowledge #34- episode link

Marthe's song- "Tints" by Anderson Paak

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

Contact info...

@morajewelry

info@moracollection.com

moracollection.com

Things we talked about....

Harvey Littleton, glass artist

Lark Books- 500 series and much more

Lene Vibe (pronounced Lean Veeb) jeweler from Copenhagen, Denmark. Mora will be hosting an Artist Spotlight for this incredible jeweler April 19-May 10

Sarah Lawrence College

Emily Rogstad

Laura Wood

Jewelry Edition

Stephanie Ellis

Gena Murfin

 

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Working Knowledge #33 Ann and Sandy Batton of Batton Clayworks

Working Knowledge #33 Ann and Sandy Batton of Batton Clayworks

Join Ann , Sandy and I as we talk about clay bodies, collaboration, John Cram, market testing, inventory, teaching, resilience, legitimacy, sink or swim, the farmer and the hunter and knowing your strengths.

Working Knowledge #33- episode link

Ann and Sandy's song- Mungos' Hi Fi "Bike Rider"

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

How to find Ann and Sandy-

www.battonclayworks.com 

IG @battonclayworks                             

FB @battonclayworksinc 

Some of the things we talked about-

Jason Janow

Molly Dingledine

John Cram and New Morning Gallery

Lessons with the Battons

Farmer and Hunter

 

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Working Knowledge #32 Lysandra Weber, geekchicfashion

Working Knowledge #32 Lysandra Weber, geekchicfashion

Join us as Lysandra and I talk about fashion design, being a geek, creating accessible well designed clothing, business pants, black out Tuesday, being a black small business owner, the consequences of growing to fast, inclusion for the sake of inclusion, design thinking, face masks, failure, legitimacy and powerful conversations.

Working Knowledge #32- episode link

Lysandra's song- Pentatonix,  Radioactive

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

 

How to find Lysandra-

IG: @geekchicclothing.com

FB: fb.com/Geekchicfashion

Twitter: @shopgeekchic

www.geekchicclothing.com

 

Things we talked about-

Design Thinking

Evelyn Ward Pottery

Art at Ladybug Farm

Black out Tuesday

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Working Knowledge #31 Amar Stewart, Visual Artist

Working Knowledge #31 Amar Stewart, Visual Artist

Join us as Amar and I talk about life in London, the family business, merchandising, painting, New York, oil painting, Cancer, treatment, recovery, vulnerability, hip hop, gallery exhibitions, support systems, having his work stolen, and seeing the good moments.

Working Knowledge #31- episode link

Amar's song-Byron the Aquarius “Feel my thoughts -Bruh”

Knowledge Playlist on Spotify

How to find Amar-

 

@amarstewart (IG)

amarstewartart (Twitter)

www.amarstewart.com (website)

We talked about:

The Refinery Creator Space

Kehinde Wiley

I KICKED CANCERS ASS- @ikickedcancersass

Horse and Hero -

Housed in an original art deco storefront, Horse + Hero specializes in neoappalachian art and craft that is design-minded, worldwise and rooted in the craftways and culture of our southern Appalachian mountains.

CorMega

Crave Dessert Bar- Upcoming opportunity to see Amar's 3-D Collection of Paintings

Collections we discussed: Hip Hop Royalty, Let's Battle, Portraiture, 3-D

 

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