Published August 31st, 2016 at 1:08 PM
Flatland has teamed up with Hello Atelier, a Kansas City-based podcast that explores what it means to be a working artist. Hosted by Betsy Blodgett, the weekly podcast takes you into to the studios of designers of all different mediums to learn about their inspiration, their design process and the personal stories behind their art. Hello Atelier is presented by Phonicalia, a local independent podcast production company. Look for a new episode here on Wednesdays through November.
In Hello Atelier’s first episode, host Betsy Blodgett talks to Jacquie Gering, a leader in the modern quilting movement. Gering has played a pivotal role in developing the Modern Quilt Guild into an international organization, and is a powerful ambassador for the modern quilt aesthetic. She’s the author of “Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts,” and her work has been featured in a number of other quilting books and sewing publications.
In the second episode, Hello Atelier sits with Meredith Host, a ceramicist and full time studio potter. We discuss how Host’s love of horror movies has influenced her work and inspired a series she once called “a playful penchant for the bizarre.” Listen in to find out what is inspiring her work these days (hint: you can find it in your bathroom!) and her strategies for maintaining a thriving ceramics business.
Ceramic mouse poo decorates the rim of a plate in Meredith's Residue series. (Photo courtesy of Meredith Host)