ALD21 Podcasts: Handmade, Anna Ploszajski

Handmade, Anna Ploszajski

Handmade is a podcast which explores the personal connections we all have with the materials around us. Anna Ploszajski started Handmade four years ago when she realised that, although she is theoretically a materials expert, she didn’t actually know anything really about materials, like how to turn a pot on the wheel, or forge a steel bar or spin wool into yarn. This podcast features conversations with materials experts who do. 

Handmade now has over 80 interviews with makers, craftspeople, artists and enthusiasts all with a love of handmaking with materials and looks at materials including synthetic diamond, leather, ceramics, clothing, musical instruments, wood, dyes and more.

Recent episodes feature interviews with: 

  • Steph Couturier on stained glass;
  • Hester Hamilton, costume-maker and burlesque performer;
  • Sophie Cotterill about her craft of weaving;
  • artist and designer Frances Priest about her work with ceramics; and,
  • Shannon Nicley on synthetic diamonds.

You can follow her work here:

Twitter: @AnnaPloszajski and @rialtalk

Posted in Ada Lovelace Day 2021.