375: Canada Week: Magdolene Dykstra on her raw clay sculptures
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Magdolene Dykstra. Her raw clay sculptures depict a shifting biosphere of cells morphing to fill the environment they inhabit. The work highlights both the micro and macro effects of overpopulation and centers around the question “What is the role of the individual within the horde”? In our interview we talk about the concept of Polyanthroponemia, building large scale works with press molded parts, and using ceramic pigments for works on paper. Magdolene just finished a Visiting Artist in Residence at Concordia University and is now based in St. Catharines, Ontario. To see examples of her work visit www.magdolenedykstra.com. This interview is part of Canada Week, highlighting Canadian makers in the run up to the Ceramic Congress. Canada is the host country for this international online conference, which is happening May 27th- 31st. You can register for the five-day conference for only $10 at www.ceramic.school/the-ceramics-congress. I’ll be interviewing Greg Payce and Katrina Chaytor on the main stage on Thursday May 27th at 7pm EST. I’d love to have podcast fans in attendance for this online gathering, so I hope to see you there. Hey Red Clay Rambler fans, it’s May, which means we are celebrating the 9th birthday of the podcast. To help celebrate I’m asking you to contribute $9 to support this season of the show. You can get involved by making a donation through the Pay Pal donation portal at www.talesofaredclayrambler.com/donate or you can make a monthly pledge at patreon.com/redclayrambler. If you join Patreon today you can access perks like t-shirts, water bottles, and other podcast swag, as well as having access to the Patreon exclusive Tales from the Vault podcast, which features remastered episodes that are no longer available on major podcast apps. Thanks for listening and being part of the Red Clay Rambler community! With your support I can keep this show rolling into its 10th season.