Aric on PBS: Update & Link

Back in July, I wrote about my experience on the 9th of that month as a camera crew from PBS’s Detroit Performs shadowed me for a day – both at my sculpting studio and at The Henry Ford’s Liberty Craftworks where I present early American pottery and demonstrate various decorating techniques. It was my most widely read blog post to date and I’d like to think it wasn’t solely due to its title, “Aric Has Been Shot.

Last month, I announced that the interview would be broken up into two episodes. The first, which focuses on my work at The Henry Ford, aired this past Tuesday evening. For those of you who missed it (or don’t live in Michigan), here is a link to the entire Liberty Craftworks episode of Detroit Performs. The pottery segment itself starts about 5 minutes in with other segments on our glass blowing and weaving shops directly thereafter. That said, I encourage you to watch the entire episode – particularly if you have never visited The Henry Ford – as it really captures what we do in the Liberty Craftworks.

The second piece of my interview will focus on my work as a sculptor and will air later in the season (likely early January, 2015). I will post the date here once I know it. Among other things, the second piece will feature the making of my “Hugin and Munin” relief as well as a large free-standing piece that I will be previewing here in December prior to the official unveiling on Detroit Performs.


3 thoughts on “Aric on PBS: Update & Link

  1. Aric – Purchased your Buddha piece framed and encased in glass around year or so ago. Saw you at Rochester A and A, but you were deeply engaged in a conversation so didn’t approach. Am corresponding with Polytek and putting together the materials for casting my dogfish woman bust I spoke to you about while gauging toxicities for the silicon rubber mold, the hard cast mother shell mold and the especially the epoxy hardener, the resin and bronze powder casting itself. I would like to be able to call you if I have a technical question the capable people at Polytek prove not to be able to answer. I’ll be working with this material for the first time so there are a rather extensive # of unknowns. I cannot find your business card so don’t have your #.



    1. Hello, Rich. I remember our conversation and am more than happy to offer guidance where I can. Of course, I would recommend following the advice of the manufacturer of the material first – especially since aspects of your project differ fundamentally from the processes I use in my own work. As for reaching me, my current phone number/email is always available on this site’s contact page.
      Good luck with your project – would love to see a pic when it’s completed.


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