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In this special "couples edition" of Talking Clay, Simon Levin sits down with clay couple Erin Furimsky and Tyler Lotz. Erin and Tyler open up about their lives as artists, teachers, parents, plus the joys and challenges that come along with that lifestyle. Plus, Erin and Tyler played a hilarious Talking Clay version of the Newlywed Game (though we're calling ours the "Oldlywed Game" since Erin and Tyler aren't exactly newlyweds). We had a ton of laughs during the filming and think you will too!

Contents:
Chapter 1 - Interview
Chapter 2 - The Oldlywed Game

Total runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes

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About the Author

Simon Levin

Julia Galloway Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter, director of the School of Art and professor at the University of Montana, Missoula. Julia was born and raised in Boston. She earned her BFA at New York State College of Art & Design at Alfred University and her MFA at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Julia has exhibited across the United States, Canada, and Asia and her work is included in the collections of numerous museums including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Long Beach Art Museum in Long Beach, California. She has served on the boards of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. To learn more about Julia, please visit www.juliagalloway.com. Simon Levin Simon Levin has been working in clay since 1990, when an elective ceramics course in college changed the direction of his life, leading to an M.A. and an M.F.A from the University of Iowa. He is a full time studio potter working exclusively with wood firing. His award winning work is exhibited internationally, and appears in several contemporary ceramic books. Simon is a writer for many ceramic journals, and in 2013 he traveled to Taiwan as a Senior Fulbright scholar researching local materials. As a kiln builder Simon has built wood fired kilns for both US colleges and universities as well as schools in Taiwan and China. Between 2005 and 2018 his apprenticeship program started has trained and influenced 17 young potters. A resident of Wisconsin for 18 years, Simon has recently moved to Pawnee, Illinois, where he is currently re-establishing his pottery. To learn more about him or see more images of his work, please visit www.simonlevin.com.
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