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In Conversation

In Conversation

By Creative Coverage
The must-listen In Conversation podcast features interviews with leading artists and craftspeople hosted by journalist Timothy Alletson Saunders. Highlights include an in-depth conversation with David Roberts, who is acknowledged as being responsible for the introduction and promotion of modern, large scale Raku in Britain and instrumental in its re-introduction in America. Learn something, stay informed. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
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Talking floral and equestrian art
Cotswolds based Alexandra Churchill talks to Tim Saunders about her art and her secret marketing weapon.
July 19, 2022
Russ Chester talks about art, Wales, camper vans and rock climbing
He studied photography and art and his landscape paintings of Welsh scenes are popular. 
June 21, 2022
Large canvases celebrating the beautiful Yorkshire landscape
Heather Burton adores the Yorkshire landscape, which inspires much of her art but she also produces still lifes.
May 12, 2022
Watercolour landscapes and portraiture
David Thomas ARSMA has drawn since he was small and feels that this ability helped him to become an architect and now a successful landscape and portrait painter working in watercolours. 
May 11, 2022
iPad paintings, art therapy and facial blindness
Once a junior doctor, artist Danny Mooney is turning his hand to political cartoons.
May 04, 2022
Didgeridoos and weaving
Award winning weaver Margaret Jones chats to Tim Saunders about how she became a weaver and how her didgeridoo playing complements her art.
May 03, 2022
Nostalgic art, oils and Turner
Memories of childhood are expertly created by Amanda Jackson who tells Tim Saunders about her passion for high quality oil paints and hog brushes. But if she comes across inferior paints she'll find a use for them...
May 03, 2022
Recording the history of Newham through paintings
Ferha Farooqui chats to Tim Saunders about Newham and how her timescapes record important changes in the borough
May 03, 2022
Making art with science
Science teacher Ben Dobson tells Tim Saunders how he creates art with his microscope, camera and computer and in so doing opens our eyes to a wonderful new world.
May 03, 2022
Interview with Tim Saunders
Tim Saunders is interviewed about the Creative Coverage exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre in Ilminster, Somerset from April 19 to May 14, 2022.
March 15, 2022
Stone carving with Maria Moorhouse
Stone sculptor and carver Maria Moorhouse talks to Tim Saunders about stone, her new project celebrating the intelligence of trees and how relaxing carving can be.
March 08, 2022
Dealing with life through sculpture
Multi-award winning sculptor Teresa Wells MRSS talks candidly to Tim Saunders about how channelling her emotions into sculpture has helped her tackle life's great challenges.
February 16, 2022
Watercolours with a message
Liz Chaderton's work often celebrates animals and as a result she feels it incumbent upon her to carefully consider the welfare and environmental issues surrounding her work.
January 07, 2022
Art saved me
It's not too melodramatic to say that, according to photorealist Sarah Graham, who believes that her art rescued her from the bipolar disorder that sectioned her.
December 07, 2021
Criticism shapes art but so too do friends
President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Steve Evans tells Tim Saunders how one friend in particular kickstarted his journey into the world of art. Agnes Martin's grid paintings played a part, too.
December 02, 2021
Taking time gets results for Andrew Forkner
It was Andrew's mother-in-law that he thanks for spurring him on his artistic journey.
November 11, 2021
Contemporary Glass Society update
CGS Chair Sue Purser Hope gives an update on the organisation.
November 02, 2021
Colour, contrariness and the excitement of glass
The enthusiasm that Sue Purser Hope (Chair of the Contemporary Glass Society) has for glass is nothing short of contagious.
November 02, 2021
Painting ephemera
Jill Barthorpe has a strict routine and does not paint to please the buyer Episode image: November morning where Jill has painted fog
October 08, 2021
Birds, aluminium and the RA
Oil painter Tony Feld chats to Tim Saunders about his painting and practice.
October 01, 2021
Remembering Mieczyslaw Chojko (1919 to 1978)
Mieczyslaw's daughter Magda chats to Tim Saunders about her father and his devotion to art that ultimately cost her parents' marriage.
September 24, 2021
All things jewellery with Michele White PPRBSA
Michele White PPRBSA has her gallery and workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. Here she chats to Tim Saunders about what inspires her and her working practice.
September 15, 2021
Mastering art and ceramics
She considers herself "a quiet anarchist" who keeps things simple. In so doing Bronwyn Williams-Ellis RCA lets her work speak for itself. 
September 07, 2021
Commissions provide a reliable income stream
Successful wildlife artist Richard Whittlestone talks to Tim Saunders about his life as a painter and how his base at the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire has been a perfect location for him in more ways than one
March 26, 2021
Turning art into a business
Jonathan Wheeler talks to Tim Saunders about how he has made art his business
March 23, 2021
Improving one's self through painting
Silvia Pastore chats to Tim Saunders about how art plays a large part in her journey of discovery and how the great Italian painters inspired her as she grew up in Venice
March 16, 2021
Making a career from art
Successful droplet painter Sarah Pye will explore any opportunity to get her work in front of her buying public; she has even appeared on television
March 12, 2021
Visual elements stir emotions says Wayne Attwood PRBSA
He employs a destructive layering technique even using bathroom squeegees. Francis Bacon, Picasso and Sickert are all inspirations
March 05, 2021
Construction sites and cranes are inspirational
Linda Saul talks to Tim Saunders about texture and collage in her various watercolour works
March 02, 2021
Cornwall, ecology, Buddhism and sculpture
Passion ignites the creative process for the sculptor and painter James Eddy whose landmark work at Heligan is already 10 years old. 
February 26, 2021
Nature, art and public service
The two don't compliment each other whatsover, according to botanical artist and ecologist Sally Pinhey, who could have become an architect but chose social work instead although she has taught art in prison.
February 23, 2021
The influence of art history on contemporary art
Rowena Comrie explains to Tim Saunders how art history has guided her on her own unique journey
February 09, 2021
There's a lot to abstract art, explains Nigel Moores
Nigel Moores talks to Tim Saunders about abstract art and how inspirational meetings with Terry Frost and Howard Hodgkin helped shape his work
February 05, 2021
Nature, Salcombe and dolphins
Maria Ellis talks to Tim Saunders about how nature, Salcombe and dolphins inspire her slightly abstract paintings
February 02, 2021
Geology and geography in landscape paintings
Landscape architect turned painter Roger Griffiths RBSA talks to Tim Saunders about his methodical approach, inspirational artists and his appearance on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015.
January 26, 2021
Art in virtual reality
Dr Trudy Barber extols the virtues of virtual reality in the art world. But, she tells Tim Saunders that she is still very much a traditional artist and feels that the two approaches work well together
January 22, 2021
The attraction of stone
Sculptor Ann Coomber explains why she is passionate about stone to Tim Saunders.
January 19, 2021
The warmth of glass blowing... and engraving
British born Dominic Fondé FGE ARMS chats to Tim Saunders about glassblowing and engraving and how he ended up in Japan. 
January 19, 2021
Being out of your comfort zone creates the best art
So says the award winning sculptor Liz Watts, who likes to make her life as difficult as possible but it pays off she tells Tim Saunders
December 15, 2020
The joy of screenprinting
Anthony Hopkinson extolls the virtues of screenprinting
December 14, 2020
Art embraces health changes
For many years Marilyn Ewens has painted landscapes, especially of Somerset where she has lived for over 40 years. But now her health presents challenges and she explains to Tim Saunders how her work is adapting.
December 10, 2020
Travel inspires landscape paintings
Charles Jamieson chats to Tim Saunders about painting and acting. He shares useful advice for those starting their careers as artists
December 07, 2020
The allure of hand building ceramics
David Roberts has been hand building for over 40 years and he chats to Tim Saunders about what appeals to him about this process
December 04, 2020
Landscapes and portraiture with Joanna Commings
Joanna Commings chats to Tim Saunders about light and when to finish a painting as well as the important part that eggs and melons play when learning portraiture.
December 03, 2020
Collagraphs and the Tin Coast, Cornwall
Eric Pentecost talks to Tim Saunders about the collagraph process, how he became an artist and what he's working on at the moment.
November 26, 2020
Art is therapy for an accountant, says Gerry Defries
Gerry Defries talks to Tim Saunders about his landscape and seascape paintings. 
November 25, 2020
Working on film sets started Adam Warwick Hall's sculpture journey
Adam chats to Tim Saunders about sculpture and his journey from working in films such as Star Wars and 101 Dalmatians to where he is today.
November 25, 2020
An artist's life
The artist Wendy Clouse chats to Tim Saunders about her life and work. One thing Wendy did during lockdown was to paint the portraits of 2 NHS doctors, requested by Instagram. 
November 25, 2020
Pop artist Richard Blacklaw-Jones
The premier Welsh pop artist Richard Blacklaw-Jones talks to Tim Saunders
November 24, 2020
The world has changed for professional photographers
Nigel Hudson talks about how the world is different for professional photographers now.
November 19, 2020
The evolution of photography
Professional photographer Nigel Hudson tells Tim Saunders how Savernake Forest in Wiltshire is his inspiration. 
November 19, 2020
Four decades a potter
The potter Andrew Matheson, an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, talks to Tim Saunders about his ceramic journey
November 18, 2020
The delights of Nerikomi porcelain with Barbara Gittings
Barbara talks to Tim Saunders about how she makes Nerikomi porcelain 
November 18, 2020
Joyful paintings with Frances Bildner
Frances talks about her joyful paintings that lift the spirits
November 16, 2020
Trees are Philippa Beale's passion
Philippa Beale talks about her passion for trees
November 13, 2020
Charles Summers explains why collage is important to him.
November 11, 2020
Fossil collage
Miranda talks about how she arrived at using collage in her work.
November 11, 2020
In Conversation - trailer
Introducing In Conversation, the new podcast about artists and their inspiration from
November 10, 2020
Acting and painting with Tom Cotcher
Actor Tom Cotcher explains how he became an artist.
November 10, 2020
Inspirational Dartmoor
Devon artist Simon Fowler explains how he became an artist and how Dartmoor inspires him. More informatiom about Simon can be found here:
November 09, 2020