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The Adventures in Arting Podcast: Out of the Kitchen & Into the Studio with Edva Sims

On this episode of The Adventures in Arting Podcast, Mom and I chat with Edva Sims about her pottery business, finding your personal style, and the belief that things made by hand are important.  Give it a listen:

If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link.  On the off chance that you've never listened to a podcast or don't get why anybody would want to, here are some facts: (1) Podcasts are convenient. It's a recording that is available to you whenever and wherever you'd like to listen. You can pause, stop, start, fast forward, and rewind. Stream it through Apple Music or Spotify. (2) Podcasts are great for listening to while making art. They provide intellectual stimulation and create a bit of company (like hanging out with friends) without the visual distraction of the TV. (3) Podcasts can inspire and educate you. I often find myself jotting down notes when I listen to a podcast. There's so much I want to remember.

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Here's a little bit about our guest, Edva:


Hi, I'm Edva! I've been drawing, painting, sewing and sculpting since I was a little girl.
Inspired by my mother - a Potter herself, I fell in love with clay and its ability to tell a story. I thoughtfully sculpt and hand-build each pottery piece in my studio in Los Angeles. 
My upbringing and roots are heavily present in my work, I was born in Israel, grew up in South Africa and now live in Southern California.
I love incorporating bold colors and unique clay textures into my pieces. Each piece I make, is filled with positive energy, which I hope will transcend from maker to buyer.

Some things we discuss on the podcast:

  • Design Boot Camp
  • Monthly Membership
  • electric kiln vs. gas kiln
  • keeping the kiln inside your house/apartment
  • perfection
  • wheel throwing vs. hand building
  • finding your personal style
  • collections based on inspiration that particular month (or set of months)
  • shipping pottery
  • Geami Wrap made by Ranpak
  • handmade vs. mass produced
  • "A mug is a very personal thing."
  • problem solving and curiosity

And here are our recommendations for this episode:

Connect with Edva online:, and on instagram:

We have more great guests lined up for upcoming episodes.  You can expect a new episode every other Thursday!

If you enjoy the podcast, please tell a friend about the show.  This helps other people find the show.  Thanks so much!