Podcast Interviews

Find Creative and Artistic Inspiration from 2019’s Best Crafting Podcasts and Interviews

CRAFTCAST with Alison Lee was first heard in March, 2006. Since then there have been almost 1 million downloads. Host Alison Lee talks to a well-known artist in their field and gets right down to the how, what and why behind each artist’s works. Thousands of listeners have written in to share how listening in to Alison’s interviews has sparked creative and artistic inspiration in their work. From paper to metal clay crafts and creations, Alison surely inspires creativity to her listeners. As Alison says at the end of every show, “Get Your Butt in the Chair and Keep Crafting!”

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Talking with Harriette Estel Berman

Episode #182
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Today I talk with artist Harriete Estel Berman who uses post-consumer recycled materials to construct artwork and jewelry with social commentary. She is currently writing an ongoing series of PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES for artists to help and promote practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.

Talking with Kristen Rask

Episode #181
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Today I talk with Kristen Rask, the proud owner of SCHMANCY in downtown Seattle, a store with a mission to provide quirky toys, collectibles and original art work to the world. Kristen started Schmancy in September 2004.

Talking with Arthur Hash

Episode #180
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Today I talk with Arthur Hash. Arthur is a metal artist as well as the Instructional Support Technician, for the Metal Program State University of New York, New Paltz, New York. Interesting title for a fascinating job, plus Arthur is incredibly generous sharing his knowledge. Plus a creative new App I got for my iPad. […]

Talking with Marthe Le Van, retail jewelry store owner

Episode #179
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Today I talk with Marthe Le Van. After eleven years as an editor for Lark Books, Marthe set off on a new adventure and started her own retail jewelry store called Mora, located in Asheville North Carolina. Marthe shares her journey from editor to shop owner and the challenges along the way. Transcription of Interview […]

Talking with Jena Coray aka Ms. Modish

Episode #178
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Today I talk with Jena Coray, aka Ms. Modish. Jena shares great information on how to find your ideal client. Plus, I review a knitting book, an app I love and a movie you don’t want to miss.

Talking with Abby Kerr

Episode #177
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Today I talk with Abby Kerr from abbykerrink.com. She has lots of great advice to tune up your website and start the fall off right. Also, I have some books, apps, and tools to share, plus the latest news from the craftcast.com studio.

Talking with Mary Hettmansberger

Episode #176
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Today I talk with multi-fiber artist and author, Mary Hettmansberger. We chatted about how she creates in the studio, and what’s she is up to next, plus you have to hear the story about the spelling of her last name. I was laughing so hard my sides hurt! Plus book and app reviews, and the […]

Talking with Allison Arden

Episode #175
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Today I talk with Allison Arden, publisher of Advertising Age and author of a new book called; The Book of Doing You will love to hear what she learned about staying in the creative flow! Also, the latest news here from the studio and some favorite new apps, books, and video viewing to chat about.

Talking with Monica Lee

Episode #174
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Today I talk with Monica Lee from smartcreativewomen.com Listen in and get some insight into starting your own business. Plus, some new books and apps I love. Remember to: Get your butt in the chair and keep crafting!

Talking with Alan Revere

Episode #173
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Today I talk with Alan Revere, the founder and director of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Mr. Revere shares his thoughts and expertise on the craft of metalsmithing plus what went into producing his new book, Professional Jewelry Making. Also today I talk about a few of my favorite new craft books and mobile apps.

Talking with Gordon Uyehara

Episode #172
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Today I talk with award winning metal clay expert Gordon Uyehara. He shares with me what it’s like being an artist in Hawaii and how it influences his work. It will surprise you! I also review a fun new fiber book, perfect for spring, plus info on a few crafting tools and websites that I […]