For information about materials and processes, the section called "Collected Mud Stories" drop-down menu is where I share what information was passed to me by donors of sediments. Search or click Joan Lederman's Blog.
Alum makes glazes from ocean floor sediment "Mud Stories Forged in Flame".
Above image is a spyhole into my kiln, where the first piece of marine sediment metamorphosed into it's molten form in 1996.
Joan speaks at panel event opening her show "Ocean Mud Ceramic Change & the Connected Mind"in January 2012. See the man who first brought her mud, hear a geologist speak and enjoy a Galapagos dredge/wedding story.
20 minute video
Janet Russell Interview with Dan Fornari assembled by Barrinton Baynes.
Randy Bass' introduction at panel event opening Joan's show "Ocean Mud Ceramic Change & the Connected Mind"in January 2012 frames Joan's residency from Nov. 2011 to April 2012. 12 minute video
Laura Chessin is Associate Professor in the
Department of Graphic Design in School of the Arts at
Virginia Commonwealth University.
How might a potter inform educators? Randy Bass created this presentation delivered at AAEEBL Annual World Conference in August 2010. AAEEBL stands for Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning.
ePortfolios & Emergent Learning Ecologies
Image at the left from Randy's keynote was cited from John Seely Brown's "Minds on Fire."
In Service to Integrated Education
Watershed: Brown & RISD's Journal of Environment & Culture. Vol. 6 Issue 1. Thanks to Christina Bodznick.
Thanks to Sabrina McCormick and Ilya Fischoff of Evidence Based Media, this interview to a 4 minute video at the Georgetown University Spagnuolo Gallery in February 2012.
This is a well-edited book (thanks to Christiana Walford) about leadership, about inventing a life. It's about how I navigated through a two-decade escapade with sea-mud-melting. Some how-to seekers might be disappointed that I summarized glazing in one sentence, "I adjust the form, the application, the thickness, the claybody, the firing, the juxtaposition to other glazes, to make what could happen actually emerge." I couldn't manage the chaos of getting more specific about how to handle each material. If you need to know more, bring me to your work space and I'll do what I can to shorten your success time.
Gaia's Glazes: Mysteries of Melting Sea Mud Revealed
Thanks to a transcribed phone chat between Dan Fornari (geologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Janet Russell (Director for Science Programs and Instructional Technology at Georgetown University), you have this video. Thanks also to many individuals at CNDLS and the Gelardin Media Center.
Harris Gaffin created this window into Joan's world: This link to a 4 minute video.
This 12 minutes elaborates on the show’s title. Thanks to Center of New Designs in Leadership & Scholarship.
This link if you'd like to hear a half-hour WICN interview between Joan and Mark Lynch,
click to listen.