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!
January 27, 2020
The Witness Tree Project is completely unpacked and dissected in this episode.
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
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.
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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.
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December 22, 2019
Merry Christmas to all of you out there in Podcast land.
May 2020 be awesome for you all.
Thanks for listening.
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!
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.
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!)
November 19, 2019
David MacLaren OAM, was raised on a beach in Long Island, New York and later found himself in Bungendore NSW, Australia, which is a long way from a beach! However, he founded the prestigious Bungendore Wood Works Gallery 36 years ago (2019).
David explains why he left the US after a "visit" to a prison farm in Louisiana, and how he discovered wood.
Please visit Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and enjoy this conversation with an amazing man (fully deserving his Medal of the Order of Australia).
November 11, 2019
Peter Walker is a surfboard maker, activist and artist. He was associate professor at The Rhode Island School of Design (USA) for many years.