The Designer Maker Revolution
Margaret Dodd

Margaret Dodd

September 10, 2020

Margaret Dodd is an artist well known for her ceramic cars.
She graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1968. 
Margaret is also a movie maker and her film "This Woman is Not a Car" has been recently acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia.
We talk about the meanings behind her work and why she does it. Margaret has a strong political outlook and we talk about that too.
Margaret Dodd is one of our wise elders. 
Check out her exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia if you can. 
https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/margaret-dodd-new-acquisitions/

www.adrianpotter.net.au

Thank you Andrew Bunney for connecting Margaret to the Revolution.

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Margaret Dodd and her work The Fossil, Greg Weight, 2002 ©

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Reproduction of This Woman is Not a Car screenprint poster, Jan Mackay, 1981

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Holden with Hair Curlers, Bridal Holden, Ravaged Holden from This Woman is Not a Car series, Margaret Dodd, 1977

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Hoon Holden, ceramic car, Margaret Dodd, 1977

 

 

Don Morrison: A Very Modest Gentleman, Musician and Guitar Maker

Don Morrison: A Very Modest Gentleman, Musician and Guitar Maker

August 14, 2020

Don Morrison is a super nice bloke. Extremely modest and very talented.

Don makes extraordinary metal body resonator guitars from bits of old galvanized iron sheets. Check out the Perponda guitar .

These instruments have a deep cultural heritage and abound with stories.

Don has released 15 albums so far with a double album on the way to mark his 40 years of playing music.

I recommend his book: This Could Be Big, Forty Years at the Dag End of the Australian Music Industry.

Quotes: "Playing (music) live is like meditation or mindfulness - the next day - even if it was a moderately successful gig - that's when I feel most relaxed"

"These day's I'm better at doing what I'm better at, and eliminating things that I do that aren't very good"

Web:

www.donmorrison.bandcamp.com/
http://www.donmo.com

www.adrianpotter.net.au

Patreon

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Andy Rasheed: Photographer, Musician, Small Drum Revolution

Andy Rasheed: Photographer, Musician, Small Drum Revolution

July 30, 2020

 

Andy Rasheed is a photographer and artist who has just launched Small Drum Revolution.

We talk about all sorts of things including his pathway to professional photography via his Band failing to make it big in Sydney.

Check out Andy's percussion instruments and lap steel guitars - he has some ideas and innovations that bring benefits you can see, hear and feel.

 

Always: thanks for listening. Cheers

 

Web:

www.eyefood.com.au

www.smalldrumrevolution.com.au

www.adrianpotter.net.au

 

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Mark Thomson: Designer, Author, Storyteller, Advanced Research Director IBYS

Mark Thomson: Designer, Author, Storyteller, Advanced Research Director IBYS

July 26, 2020

Mark Thomson is a super interesting bloke.

He is author of many books including: Blokes and Sheds, Rare Trades, Makers Breakers & Fixers.

Mark is a great storyteller and a curious and generous soul.

web:

www.ibys.org

www.adrianpotter.net.au

 

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Patrick Hall: Artist

Patrick Hall: Artist

July 15, 2020

Patrick Hall is an Artist.

His work is insanely awesome! While they are often cabinets (even functional) Patrick layers meaning and stories all over them. Literally.

He invites us into a space where time can slow down and where we may see the world anew.

Patrick also tells a poetic story about 2/3's in.

Please enjoy this conversation with an amazing man.

Web:

hallison.com

despard-gallery.com.au

adrianpotter.net.au

 

Insta:

@hallisonstudios

@designermakerrevolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

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Karim Haddad: Tool and Knife Maker. Teacher

Karim Haddad: Tool and Knife Maker. Teacher

June 14, 2020

Karim Haddad runs Tharwa Valley Forge and owns Cuppacumbalong in a small village just outside Canberra called Tharwa.

Karim's enterprise and life is inspiring. Tharwa Valley Forge has well over 200 classes a year, employs numerous skills craftspeople and facilitates 1000's of people to be creative.

I absolutely recommend taking a class out there - they know what they're doing and why!

Also support the Cuppacumbalong Foundation: https://cuppacumbalongfoundation.org.au/en

Web:

tharwavalleyforge.com
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cuppacumbalongfoundation.org.au

www.adrianpotter.net.au

Insta

@tharwavalleyforge

@rumble_knives

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@designermakerrevolution

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Kevin Murray: A Dialogue

Kevin Murray: A Dialogue

June 11, 2020

Kevin Murray is a Knowledge Worker.

Kevin has been at the forefront of Craft theory and curatorial endeavors for decades. He is editor of Garland Magazine - I recommend Garland, follow the link below.

This podcast is a dialogue. We discuss the Covid 19 lockdown and how there may be pros and cons coming out of the situation we find ourselves in (June 2020).

Thanks for listening, I really appreciate it as always.

Stay Healthy and remember: all creativity is colour blind.

The Revolution will never have prejudice.

Web:

kevinmurray.com.au
garlandmag.com

www.adrianpotter.net.au

insta

@kmaustral

@garlandmagazine

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@designermakerrevolution

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Peter Korn. “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters”

Peter Korn. “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters”

May 24, 2020

Peter Korn, is the Founder and Academic Director of The Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship (Maine, US).

He is also author of a number of books including “Why We Make Things and Why it Matters”

Peter and I discuss the primary theme in his book: How to Live a Good Life. 

As you would expect Peter has some profound ideas on the subject. 

It was an honour and privilege to talk to Peter.

Please enjoy our chat.

web

www.peterkorn.com

www.woodschool.org

Here is a movie about Peter

www.adrianpotter.net.au

insta

@woodschoolmaine

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@designermakerrevolution

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Jim Redgate: Designer and Maker of Guitars. “Only Courage”

Jim Redgate: Designer and Maker of Guitars. “Only Courage”

May 17, 2020

Jim Redgate is a luthier. He makes classical guitars.

Some of Jim's guitars are 100% traditional, others look traditional but are 100% state-of-the-art.

If you are a Designer: guitars are a complex design problem and there is no room for compromise.

If you are a Maker: Jim has some serious skills.

We talk about design and making in depth.

Jim has a great way of looking at mistakes - listen up people!

"Making a guitar is like walking towards a cliff with a blindfold on; how far will you let yourself go before you drop over the edge."

The Revolution is always interested in discussing how to deal with setbacks!

Thanks Neil Thomason for audio assistance.

Patreon is coming. Also soon (I hope) high quality, silk screened T-shirts - screened by hand of course! Any colour you like, so long as it's Black. Pre-orders for the T-Shirts are welcome.

All proceeds will go towards better equipment and running the Revolution, so that the audio quality can be as good as it can be. The Revolution strives for excellence in all things!

Websites:

redgateguitars.com.au

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.podbean.com

 

Insta:

@redgateguitars

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

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David Colwell: A Born Designer.

David Colwell: A Born Designer.

April 21, 2020

David Colwell has been a Designer all his life.

He has strongly held and clearly articulated views on design, art and craft. Of course we discuss aesthetics a fair bit.

David has designed and, with his company Trannon, made, stacks of chairs and tables from sustainably harvested and worked wood. He has also designed buildings and sailboats.

Sustainability is fundamental to Davids work.

 

The Revolution is always interested in discussing what constitutes good and bad design!

Thanks Neil Thomason for audio assistance.

Patreon is coming. Also soon (I hope) high quality, silk screened T-shirts - screened by hand of course! Any colour you like, so long as it's Black. Pre-orders for the T-Shirts are welcome.

All proceeds will go towards better equipment and running the Revolution, so that the audio quality can be as good as it can be. The Revolution strives for excellence in all things!

Websites:

www.davidcolwell.com

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

Trannon Furniture: http://www.roytamdesign.eclipse.co.uk/

 

Insta:

@davidcolwelldesign

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

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