Live streamed panel discussion online this sunday!

Join Adam Field (@adamfieldpottery), Michael Kline (@klineola), Paul Blais (@pdblais),
Joseph Travis (@redfoxpottery), and myself – Carole
Epp (@musingaboutmud) for an
international live-streamed panel discussion on social media in the clay

This Sunday, July 19th, 5pm EST. 

There are a few tiny hoops to
jump through to view and join the conversation; go to for info. This event is free and open to the public. Tell a friend and we hope to see you there!!!

Please send us your questions before hand as well to

podcast thursdays: Radio Lab – Sleep

I’m almost ridiculous excited to introduce a new repeating feature to musing. I’m sure you all know of Ben Carter and his podcast Tales of a Red Clay Rambler. It is one the best arts and culture podcasts out there and as a bonus it is focused on ceramics. I’m sure for many of us it is the soundtrack to our studios. With podcasts such as Ben’s and Brian Jones (, and a new up and coming podcast – The Potters Cast by Paul Blais (, there are hours of inspiring stories to go through. But what if (dare I say it?) we want to listen to some other podcasts that are equally as interesting but maybe not about clay? Well I’ve enlisted Ben’s help to start compiling a listening list for you of some of his favorite episodes from other podcasts. I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Ben to musing about mud as a regular bi-weekly feature. Ben’s extensive knowledge and experience will surely make this new feature one to look forward to. 
Thanks Ben!
Radio Lab- Sleep-
Episode 2 of Season 3
Radio Lab’s unique brand of story telling is candy for my
brain. It was one of the first podcasts that I became addicted to and after
only a few episodes I set upon a quest to listen to every episode. One of my favorite
early episodes, Sleep, looks at what
happens to humans, and all the world’s creatures, when they fall asleep. Visit
to download the episode or find the podcast on iTunes.
“Radiolab is a show about
curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between
science, philosophy, and human experience.”

The Potter’s Cast: Another chance to hear me ramble….

Recently I was contacted by Paul Blais who is starting a new podcast for potters. My first thought of course was yeah more stuff to listen to in the studio. Then he asked me to be one of the first three interviewees and I got nervous. I love podcasts, but being on them is, well, a bit frightening. I always second guess everything I say and hope that there is at least one trinket of wisdom I can impart.

Paul made it easy. He’s super fun to chat with and the podcast ended up being really relaxed like a cup of coffee between friends, as it should be.

I hope you can find some time to have a listen, either to my podcast or to the others that Paul has and will be producing. So exciting to add another podcast to the mix just for ceramics! Maybe our own reality tv show isn’t that far off after all : )

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Oh and stay tuned for next week as Musing About Mud will be launching a new bi-weekly special guest post all about podcasts! It’s gonna be super exciting…..