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 Jessie Oleson from CakeSpy.com

Episode #158
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Today I talk with head spy Jessie Oleson from Cake Spy.com. CakeSpy is a Dessert Detective Agency dedicated to seeking sweetness (literally) in everyday life. Jessie does this by writing about bakeries, conducting baking experiments, and picking the brains of bakers and food artists, and finding awesome products for lovers of baked goods. Recently she […]

Talking with Holly Becker from Decor8blog.com

Episode #157
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I had a great time talking with Ms. Holly Becker from Decor8blog.com We talk about decorating your home, writing a blog, plus all the dates and places you can find Ms. Becker on her book tour this summer. I’ll be there!

Talking with Bruce Baker, marketing expert!

Episode #155
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Today’s theme is marketing, and not at Whole Foods, but how to market your art. I am fortunate to have Mr. Bruce Baker as today’s guest. Bruce has been teaching marketing, explaining all the in’s and out’s, and the do’s and don’ts for years. Bruce is passionate about how to market your art. He knows […]

Talking with Michael Orland and Peisha McPhee

Episode #154
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Today I talk with Michael Orland and Peisha McPhee, song and voice coaches on American Idol. Hear what goes on getting contestants ready to go LIVE in front of millions each week. Also, learn how YOU can get coached by these experts! Plus, lots of other CRAFTCAST news, including a don’t miss movie, an inspiring […]

Talking with Harriete Estel Berman

Episode #153
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Today I talk with artist Harriete Estel Berman who uses post consumer recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns and sculpture with social commentary. Ms. Berman is extremely generous and has an enormous amount of information to share with artists on her blog, Ask Harriete, as well as her […]

Talking with Eric Maisel

Episode #152
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Today I talk with Eric Maisel, America’s foremost creativity coach, and author of the new book, Mastering Creative Anxiety. Listen in and learn how to build anxiety management skills. Plus don’t miss the news and reviews of apps and books, and other creative chit chat here from CRAFTCAST™ studio. Don’t miss the upcoming LIVE online […]

Talking with Tim Adam

Episode #151
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Today I talk with Tim Adam, artist, author and social networking guru. Tim has answers for all of your “how-to market online” questions.We talked about his new book, “How to make money using ETSY” Tim is an expert on how to have success with your online ETSY store as well as your social media networking. […]

Talking with Jennifer Lee

Episode #150
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Today I talk with my guest, author Jennifer Lee. Jennifer gives lots of easy ways to start a “creative” business plan. No need to struggle! Listen in, and get some great ideas on how to develop a financial plan with fun and creativity. Ms. Lee’s enthusiasm rubbed off on me, so listen in and take […]

Talking with Marlene True

Episode #149
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Marlene True has a whimsical and original take on creating her eclectic metal jewelry. Each piece has a story and pulls you in with wanting to know more. “I am interested in jewelry and how it functions as a form of non-verbal communication. I work with used tin cans as a material for fabrication or […]

Talking with Christine Kane

Episode #148
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Today I am talking with Ms. Christine Kane, creative coach and inspirational speaker. Christine and I talk about the entrepreneurial spirit, and how to stay focused on your creative path. Also, a few new books I love. Check the show notes for all the links to purchase. Plus, make sure and check out the new […]

Talking with Chris Darway

Episode #147
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Today I talk with metalsmith, artist and teacher, Chris Darway. Christopher Darway received his BFA in craft design from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been working in metals for almost thirty years as a teacher and designer. He produces jewelry and metal work in his studio in Lambertville, NJ, where he also teaches […]

Talking with Christine Schmidt

Episode #146
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Today I talk with print maker and author, Christine Schmidt. Christine had grown her business, from whimsically designed stationary, and rubber stamps to also include jewelry that shows her spot on fresh designer eye. She shares great insight on how to take something you love to do and turn it in to a successful and […]