Podcast Interviews

CRAFTCAST™ 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 inspired them in their own work. As Alison says at the end of every show, "Get Your Butt in the Chair and Keep Crafting!"

Robin Kramer is a brand marketing maven and sales expert with an impressive history working with leaders in the retail industry that have built their brands on innovative merchandising and strong s

I was born in sunny southern California, the second of six children. The full household was not an easy place to grow up in especially for a shy, sensitive little girl.

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Erich Bergen is an American television, film and stage actor raised in New York City. He co-stars on CBS's Madam Secretary opposite Tea Leoni.

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community ArtellaLand.com.

Jonathan Tilley writes and speaks about The Creative Process and helps creative people transition into successful freelancers and entrepreneurs at JonathanTilley.com.

Gosnell & Associates was formed in October 2005 in Indiana by attorney Denise Gosnell.

As a Vedic astrologer and relationship coach who’s been happily married for fifteen years, Carol Allen has made it her mission to show women how the stars combined with their own right actions can

Bruce Metcalf is a studio jeweler and writer from the Philadelphia area. He received a B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1971, and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in 1977. Since then he has taught at Kent State University, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and several other schools. He has written extensively about issues in contemporary craft in numerous domestic and foreign publications, and is co-author with Janet Koplos of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft. Metcalf's jewelry, sculpture and drawings have been included in hundreds of national and international exhibitions in the past 44 years.

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, actor, teacher, creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled hundreds of artists on their way to success.

Originally from France, Matthieu moved to New Mexico at the age of 19. He fell in love with the Native American art, and especially with the Hopi, Zuni and Navajo jewellery.

Merrie Buchsbaum is a self-taught polymer artist and started Merrily Made in 1992. She is a two-time Niche Award finalist.

Rachel began her formal artistic education in the studio arts, but found she also had a passion for art history.

Susan Tuttle is a DSLR photographer, iPhoneographer, digital artist, co-author of Photo Craft: Creative Mixed-Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs (North Light Books, 2012,

Harriete Estel Berman uses post consumer, recycled materials to construct artwork, jewelry to sculpture with social commentary.

Kristen Rask is the proud owner of SCHMANCY in downtown Seattle with a mission to provide quirky toys, collectibles and original art work to the world.

Arthur Hash is a metal artist as well as the Instructional Support Technician, for the Metal Program State University of New York, New Paltz, New York.

Marthe Le Van is a jewelry editor and curator. She is also co-owner of Mora, a designer jewelry boutique in Asheville, North Carolina.

Jena Coray is a writer, thinker and marketing/pr coach for creative "indieprenuers" who are looking to grow their business and make a real living doing what they love!