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Make/Time

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Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and a project of craftschools.us

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Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and a project of craftschools.us

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42 Ratings
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By SSARIERSMITH - Aug 02 2018
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This is such an exciting podcast. As a crafts person, I love hearing artists stories and processes. It’s rather incredible that people have come together to make these conversations heard. These stories remind me that a career in crafts is possible!

A Gem of a series

By breceh - Jan 02 2018
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I happened upon Make/Time podcast when searching for information about a particular artist, and that podcast was filled to the brim with gems—why one makes work, how one makes work, both the nuts and bolts as well as the bigger picture. And, I found myself downloading more episodes and continually being stopped in my tracks. These podcasts inspire, bolster, foster the world of making and making in the world. Thanks to Stuart Kestenbaum and the Makers for such candid, lucid, inspiring podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

42 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
1
1
0
0

Thank you

By SSARIERSMITH - Aug 02 2018
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This is such an exciting podcast. As a crafts person, I love hearing artists stories and processes. It’s rather incredible that people have come together to make these conversations heard. These stories remind me that a career in crafts is possible!

A Gem of a series

By breceh - Jan 02 2018
Read more
I happened upon Make/Time podcast when searching for information about a particular artist, and that podcast was filled to the brim with gems—why one makes work, how one makes work, both the nuts and bolts as well as the bigger picture. And, I found myself downloading more episodes and continually being stopped in my tracks. These podcasts inspire, bolster, foster the world of making and making in the world. Thanks to Stuart Kestenbaum and the Makers for such candid, lucid, inspiring podcasts.
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Make/Time

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Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and a project of craftschools.us

Rank #1: Ayumi Horie

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Ayumi Horie is a potter, maker, and activist living and working in Portland, Maine. She is also a social media innovator in the craft world and the curator of the popular Instagram feed Pots In Action (@potsinaction). Her body of work embodies her belief that the best handmade pottery encourages connections between people and makes daily life better. Recently, as a recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, she has turned her attention to learning and including digital and industrial processes in her work. As a part of this work, she has purchased a RAM press, which she will use to create prototypes that she can then individualize, a process she hopes to help her sustain a very physical craft over a lifetime.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.

Dec 06 2016

23mins

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Rank #2: Rowland Ricketts

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Rowland Ricketts is an indigo grower and artist based in Bloomington, Indiana. He studied traditional indigo making and dyeing techniques in Japan, where he was living after college and where he met his wife, Chinami, who is a weaver. He came to dyeing after he realized that his photography work was polluting the streams around his farmhouse in the rural Nara prefecture. Here, Rowland talks about originality, process, living with nature, discovery, and how to find a work you never retire from.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.

Sep 27 2016

17mins

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Rank #3: Cristina Còrdova

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Cristina Còrdova is a sculptor and ceramicist living and working in Penland, North Carolina. She grew up in Puerto Rico, where she earned her Bachelors from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Cristina then went on to earn her MFA in ceramics from Alfred University in New York. A trained dancer, she brings a sense of movement and musicality into her figurative sculptures. Recently, she has begun working on a larger-than-life scale, and she focuses on creating pieces that walk the line between representation and abstraction. She often works with her husband, Pablo Soto, who is a glass artist, and also recently collaborated with her brother Arturo, an artist and animator. 

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.

Dec 20 2016

18mins

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Rank #4: Namita Gupta Wiggers

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Namita Gupta Wiggers is a curator, writer, educator, and artist living in Portland, Oregon. A first generation American of South Asian descent, she is a keen observer of how people select and organize their lives. She began her career in museums, eventually serving as curator and then director of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. Namita sees curation as both collaborative and empathic—that the curator's job is to make room for multiple narratives to exist within a project. A lifelong learner, she believes that when she comes across something she isn't familiar with—a culture, a tradition, an artist—the onus is on her to learn more. In keeping with that approach, Namita is a co-founder of Critical Craft Forum, which provides spaces for makers to discuss critical issues to the field of craft, including a recent symposium on Gender and Jewelry in New York City. After more than a decade of focusing on writing and curating, she joins Make/Time just as she returns to making jewelry with upcoming residencies with Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and Ox-bow School of Art.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Apr 04 2017

15mins

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Rank #5: Susie Ganch

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Susie Ganch is a jeweler, sculptor, and environmentalist who lives in Richmond, Virginia. She teaches in the Craft and Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and she works frequently with Radical Jewelry Makoever and Ethical Metalsmith. Susie initially studied geology and only got into jewelry making when she decided to take what she thought would be an easy course on the side of her science labs. But jewelrymaking resonated with her, and she couldn't leave it behind. Since then, she has had a full career, recently moving back to the larger scale with sculptures made from trash as a part of her interest in the environment and the ecological impact of jewelrymaking. Stuart Kestenbaum joined her at VCU to talk about her path and her passion for ethical metalsmithing.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Apr 20 2017

17mins

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Rank #6: Matthew Shlian

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Matthew Shlian is an artist/designer and founder of the Initiative Artist Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  His work ranges from drawings to large-scale installations to collaborations with scientists at the University of Michigan.

He's widely known for his work with folded paper, but as a maker he doesn’t see himself fitting into a particular category—he likes to work with what he has at hand—without being able to predict the results. He makes his work from what he calls ‘a place of not knowing’.

Sep 29 2017

19mins

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Rank #7: James Carpenter

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For over 50 years, James Carpenter has combined art, engineering, and design, using natural light and glass as key elements of his work. His major projects include the Fulton Transportation Center in New York City and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Jamie earned a degree from Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied architecture while also working on projects in glass with Dale Chihuly. He is a MacArthur Foundation fellow and the recipient of an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Nov 27 2017

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Rank #8: David Chatt

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David Chatt grew up in the Pacific Northwest, mostly in Washington State. Recently he has been an artist-in-residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and then he remained at the school as its baker for several years. David sees art and creative process in everything he does: from the small scale work of beading to casting glass, to the large scale enterprise of gutting and restoring a house. Whatever the medium or the finished work, at heart he’s a storyteller. In this episode of Make/Time, he tells Stuart Kestenbaum about how he came to make some of his inimitable art—and why a regular old bedside table encased in beads can move a stranger to tears.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

May 10 2017

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Rank #9: Jen Bervin

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Jen Bervin’s interdisciplinary work often combines art, science and writing. One recent project is Silk Poems, a poem written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab, and also published as a book. Another project, The Dickinson Composite Series, is a series of large-scale embroideries that depict the variant markings in Emily Dickinson’s original manuscripts. Jen's work as a poet and visual artist takes her in surprising directions. She says, “I love research because I don’t know what I’ll find.”

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Oct 17 2017

18mins

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Rank #10: Joyce Scott

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Joyce Scott is a sculptor, quilter, and performance artist. She’s best known for her figurative beadwork, which often addresses issues of racism and sexism in our culture. While she has art degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art and the Instituto Allende, she also learned about making art from her mother, the quilter Elizabeth Scott. Her most recent exhibit Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, NJ, combines beadwork, glass made in Murano, Italy, found objects and other materials.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Nov 02 2017

13mins

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Rank #11: Rachel Faller

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In 2008 Rachel Faller traveled to Cambodia on a Fulbright Fellowship to research artisans and fair trade organizations. She wound up founding Tonlé, an ethical, zero-waste fashion business in Cambodia that makes contemporary women's apparel from garment factory remnants. A weaver and designer, she combines her knowledge of making and materials with an entrepreneurial vision for building an ethical business.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

Jun 29 2017

14mins

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Rank #12: David Keefe

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David Keefe is a printmaker, visual artist, and executive director of Combat Paper NJ. The arts organization works with veterans in New Jersey who cut up their uniforms and beat them into pulp to make paper. They then make imagery on the paper related to their military experience. David is a former United States Marine who served in Iraq and is Senior Assistant Dean of Student Veterans’ Initiatives in the General Studies Program at Columbia University.

Make/Time is releasing David's conversation with our host, Stuart Kestenbaum, in anticipation and commemoration of Memorial Day. While Memorial Day honors those who have lost their lives in service to their country, it is also a time in which the country turns its attention to those veterans and service members still with us. In contemporary culture, our service members and their experiences can often seem isolated, far away from mainstream life and outside common understanding. We take this holiday as a chance to share a voice that bridges that divide—between art and combat, between civilian and soldier.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us. Major funding is provided by the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

May 26 2017

22mins

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Rank #13: Reprise: Cynthia Schira

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This week we're reprising an episode from our first season—an interview with Cynthia Schira, who began weaving in the 1950s and hasn't stopped since. 

Cynthia Schira is a weaver and designer living in Westport, New York. She taught art for nearly 30 years, and has been a practicing artist since attending RISD on scholarship as a young woman. She happened into weaving because of a scholarship opportunity, but it fit her. In the course of her career, Cynthia has given special attention to working with computers and the Jacquard loom—an early precursor to the modern computer—to explore the digital qualities and possibilities of the art form. Today, Cynthia has retired from teaching, but not from making; she continues to make new projects, collaborate with other artists, and find new synchronicities between art and the world around her.

Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.

Jun 08 2017

14mins

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Rank #14: Lily Yeh

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Lily Yeh is a co-founder of The Village of Arts and Humanities, for which she also has served as executive director and lead artist. Founded in 1986, the Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization aims to build community through art, learning, land transformation, and economic development. In 2002, Lily began Barefoot Artists, which continues her style of community building through art on an international level, in places such as Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Ecuador, and China. Lily Yeh seeks to build a more compassionate future through her collaborative work. She told the Christian Science Monitor, “I have found that the broken spaces are my living canvas. In our brokenness, our hearts reach for beauty.”

Sep 14 2017

16mins

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Rank #15: Sonya Clark

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Make/Time— conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Stuart Kestenbaum talks with artist Sonya Clark about family, roots, textiles, and the joys of making art in a community.

Aug 11 2016

26mins

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