The Designer Maker Revolution
The David Haig Experience Part 1.

The David Haig Experience Part 1.

March 1, 2020

The David Haig Experience Part 1.

David Haig is the sweetest soul in the universe. He has been a designer maker of wood furniture for decades in New Zealand and has also taught around the world.
His chairs are gorgeous! Look for them on his website, but pictures don't do them justice - try if you can to touch and sit in one because its an experience!
David grew up in Malaya (now Malaysia) but spent his formative years in Britain.
We discuss:
the benefits of a history Degree from Oxford when being a craftsman is going to be your profession,
the joys of working with your hands,
chairs as an engineering art-form,
and, of course, we discuss at length David's design and creative process
This podcast investigates how creative people tick, David and I get some of the way down that philosophical road in Part 1. Part 2 goes a lot further so stay tuned for that conversation -coming soon.

Articulate conversations describing the creative process are as rare as hens teeth, so listen up!

The Revolution is always interested in discussing the Creative Process!

Neil Thomason has helped me massively with the audio quality. Thanks Neil.

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:

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

davidhaig.co.nz

Insta:

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@davidhaigfurniture

@thomason_made

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SourSob Bob: Musician …..sort of Folk/Punk

SourSob Bob: Musician …..sort of Folk/Punk

February 23, 2020

SourSob Bob is a Musician who has been described as ...."sort of Folk-Punk".

We discuss at length the creative process of writing songs and how crucial practicing is to all endeavors.

SSB has adventured into the desert heart of Australia and has plenty of stories to tell about that. Including: how to keep pet camels in your backyard.

He tells us where his ideas come from and why you need to put on the best show you can.

This podcast investigates how creative people tick and Bob gets a long way into that difficult question.

Articulate conversations about the creative process are rare, so listen up!

The Revolution is always interested in discussing the Creative Process!

 

Neil Thomason has helped me massively with the audio quality. Thanks Neil.

 

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:

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

soursobbob.com

Insta:

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

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Dale Broholm, Amazing Designer Maker and Critic

Dale Broholm, Amazing Designer Maker and Critic

February 14, 2020

Dale Broholm  is a designer maker of furniture and Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

If you listened to the Witness Tree episode you’ll know that Dale is that project’s father.

Dale and I had a wonderful conversation. We talked about: how to constructively criticize someone’s creative work, running for fun and profit, core values we can get from our ancestors, benefits of restoring antiques, being inspired by vernacular design and running – also knee reconstruction! Dale discusses his creative process and various ways to go about designing objects. Articulate discussions about the creative process are rare, so listen up!

The Revolution is always interested in discussing the Creative Process!

Neil Thomason has helped me massively with the audio quality. Can you hear it? Thanks Neil.

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:

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

dalebroholm.com

Insta:

@dalebroholm

@risd_furniture

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

@witnesstreeproject

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Daniel Cavicchi, Author, Historian, Thinker, Fan, Vice Provost

Daniel Cavicchi, Author, Historian, Thinker, Fan, Vice Provost

February 7, 2020

Daniel Cavicchi is an author, creative thinker, fan of all things cultural and, during the day, Vice Provost of Rhode Island School of Design.

We had a wonderful conversation about Dan's life, work and stories - lots of stories! Everything is a Story.

Thanks for listening and an especial thank you to Neil Thomason for answering the call for audio help. Cheers Neil.

Patreon is coming and 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 running the Revolution and also better equipment so that the audio quality can be as good as it can be. Part of the Revolution is striving for excellence in all things!

Websites:

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

witnesstreeproject.org

risd.edu

Insta:

@witnesstreeproject

@risd

@the.designer.maker.revolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

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The Witness Tree Project. Daniel Cavicchi and Dale Broholm

The Witness Tree Project. Daniel Cavicchi and Dale Broholm

January 27, 2020

The Witness Tree Project is completely unpacked and dissected in this episode.

You’ll discover:

What a Witness Tree is and why they matter,

Why outcomes from student projects are not all visual …… there are unseen benefits!

Why it’s a good thing to create within limits or by using themes (like history)

And a bunch of other stuff besides.

Joining me on this adventure are Daniel Cavicchi Vice Provost and Professor of History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences at the Rhode Island School of Design, and Dale Broholm, Senior Critic, Department of Furniture Design, Rhode Island School of Design.

Thanks for listening and an especial thank you to Neil Thomason for answering the call for audio help. Cheers Neil

Websites:

adrianpotter.net.au

designermakerrevolution.com

witnesstreeproject.org

risd.edu

unisa.edu.au

Insta:

@witnesstreeproject

@risd_furniture

@unisa.masterofdesign

@designermakerrevolution

@adrianpotter.designermaker

@thomason_made

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Linda Nathan, Editor: Wood Review Magazine. An inspiring Human Being

Linda Nathan, Editor: Wood Review Magazine. An inspiring Human Being

January 21, 2020

The Australian Wood Review magazine has had one editor since it's inception and she is Linda Nathan.
Linda Shares her wisdom with us and big thanks, especially because I know how hard it was to step around the microphone and be interviewed, instead of being the interviewer!

We discuss all sorts of things: how Wood Review started of course and the Working With Wood shows that was also the brain child of the Nathans. You can't not talk about music, so we did, and music has played a big part of Linda's life as you'll hear.

Linda Nathan is not the sort of person to promote her self-importance but believe me she has played a massive role in Australian woodworking over the past 30 odd years. Big cheers to you Linda, we reckon you're ACE!

Take care out there if you're affected by Australia's Fires from Hell in 2020.

Also if you know what an compressor does and how EQ works I'd love some assistance getting better audio quality. YouTube videos can only get us part way and I need a human to help me with this!

As always thank you for listening and for all the amazing feedback you've been sending me in support of this podcast, I really appreciate it.
Don't hesitate to get in touch: make@designermakerrevolution.com

www.adrianpotter.net.au
www.designermakerrevolution.com
www.woodreview.com.au

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2020: May it Rock

2020: May it Rock

December 22, 2019

Merry Christmas to all of you out there in Podcast land.

May 2020 be awesome for you all.

Thanks for listening.

Cheers!

Amy Duncan: Tattoo Artist Extraordinaire

Amy Duncan: Tattoo Artist Extraordinaire

December 16, 2019

It doesn't matter if you like or loathe tattoos you will still find them fascinating.
Amy Duncan digs deep into the art and craft of tattoos and tatooing. She eloquently discusses why people get tattoos, how to choose your tattoo and how she came to be a tattooist. There is a whole lot of very interesting ideas in this conversation including ideas about family, personal values and integrity. Please enjoy!
www.amycduncan.com
www.adrianpotter.net.au
www.designermakerrevolution.com

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John Madden: be different, not weird!

John Madden: be different, not weird!

December 9, 2019

"Wood Dust: International Wood Festival" is John Madden's baby.........actually it's a toddler now! Shout out to Evan Dunstone 👍

John is a great raconteur and you can hear his story on this episode.

John's hobby is collecting rock-band names, but, thankfully,  he has taken time out from his hobby to complete an MBA (or is that a MBA?)

He also took a bit of time to talk to me about what makes him tick.

We discuss China's amazing market potential (especially in the last half) and how to position yourself in that, or any, marketplace. Basically, we discuss a lot of interesting things.

John has great advice for everyone in the design or making industry. Emerging and mid-career makers from any profession will get a boost from this discussion. Established designer makers might just learn something too.

Thanks for listening - Cheers, Adrian. Feel free to get in touch.

www.adrianpotter.net.au

www.designermakerrevolution.com

https://www.wooddustaustralia.com/

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Wilfred Kalf travels on his own creative pathways

Wilfred Kalf travels on his own creative pathways

December 3, 2019

Wilfred Kalf: Artist, Designer, Woodworker is my guest on The Designer Maker Revolution this week.
Wilfred is a native of the Netherlands and was in Australia recently. We sat down and chatted about his life, sustainability and how to live well.
There is bonus audio at the end of the formal part of our talk. We eat some chips (sorry!)

www.wilfredkalf.nl

www.adrianpotter.net.au

www.designermakerrevolution.com

@wilfredkalf