Craftcast's host, Alison Lee, interviews artists who all share the love and knowledge of the art of creativity.


  • Talking with Robin Kramer from Flourish & Thrive Academy

    09/02/2016 Duración: 42min

    Today I talk with Robin Kramer from Flourish & Thrive Academy, where jewelry designers go to get business savvy. You'll love hearing the insights Robin shares about the ins and outs of having a successful jewlery design business. Plus what’s new in the CRAFTCAST studio, some techie stuff and my favorite new book. For today’s bonus question, I ask Ms. Kramer the most important thing you can do before showing your jewelry to a buyer.  You’re not going to believe her answer!

  • Talking with publisher, Sage Bray

    08/02/2016 Duración: 49min

    Today I talk with artist, writer and publisher of The Polymer Arts, Sage Bray. You'll love hearing what inspires her to create and her passion for all things polymer. Plus some updates on how 2016 is unfolding in the CRAFTCAST studio and some other crafty goodies I think you'll love. For today’s bonus question I ask Ms. Bray for her best advice on how to get your work or an article published in a magazine. You can listen to the bonus here on the CRAFTCAST APP.  You’re not going to believe her answer. :)  

  • Talking with Erich Bergen, Actor and Perfomer

    27/10/2015 Duración: 57min

    Today I talk to actor Erich Bergen. You can see him on CBS’s Madam Secretary and the movie Jersey Boys. Oh so fun! Plus, all kinds of news. And guess who got married??? Today’s bonus question I ask Mr. Bergen for his best advice on how to enter the professional world of acting and entertainment. You can listen to the bonus question by getting the

  • Talking with Marney Makridakis, author and coach

    10/03/2015 Duración: 44min

    Today I talk with, Marney K. Makridakis, the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community You will love hearing her ideas on how to add more play into your life.  Also, some apps and software I love and a song from the talented Beth Hirch. Topics covered: paper by 53, evernote, creative play  Get all the links under the podcast sections at:

  • Talking with Jonathan Tilley, speaker and creative coach

    05/03/2015 Duración: 45min

    Today I talk to author and Ted Talk speaker Jonathan Tilley about how make the career switch to freelance. Jonathan gives great advice on how to make a successful transition from 9-5. Also class news updates and reviews of some great new craft products. Get all the links at:  

  • Talking with attorney, Denise Gosnell

    21/09/2014 Duración: 49min

    Back from summer vacation and starting off the fall talking with attorney, Denise Gosnell. Plus lots of new LIVE ONLINE classes and exciting news here at!Get all the info and links at:   

  • Talking with Carol Allen, Astrologer and Relationship Coach

    01/05/2014 Duración: 42min

    Today’s guest is Carol Allen, a Vedic Astrologer and Relationship Coach. Such a fun talk and I learned, among other things, all about “highly sensitive people”. I bet a lot of you will relate! Also, some great craft books to share and an app that’s a must have. For all of today's links go to 

  • Talking with Bruce Metcalf, artist, teacher and author

    10/04/2014 Duración: 52min

    Today I talk with Bruce Metcalf. We dive into some pretty touchy subjects. You’ll want to hear Bruce’s opinion on the state of craft in todays market. Also, I have some books, tools and apps I’ve discovered that I think you will enjoy!  Check out all the links at

  • Don't Quit Your DayDream PLEASE!

    10/04/2014 Duración: 02min

    Yes, you read right. DAY DREAMS are messages right from the heart. We all have them. They’re the ideas and pursuits we should be doing but have let other stuff get in the way. I know the stuff that gets in the way. Things like not enough MONEY or not enough TIME or what if it doesn’t WORK or I don’t know HOW. UGH Just taking that first step can be so confusing and scary that it stops us right there. But We keep thinking about those dreams and saying “ Someday" I’ve been there. I started 10 years ago as a simple little podcast. I had NO idea about computers or the internet, but I knew I wanted to connect with other artists and it seemed possible using computer tools. So here’s a way you can start taking action right now, and bring that DAY DREAM to reality. Click HERE

  • Talking with Sam Bennett, author of Get It Done

    25/02/2014 Duración: 40min

    Today I talk with Sam Bennett, author of "Get It Done" and the creator of The Organized Artist Company. Lots of great tips and ideas for getting done what is most important to you instead of leaving last on the list. Plus lots of news about the new craftcast website. Make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app with special BONUS material so you can hear Sam’s top 3 tips on how to get that project started!

  • Talking with Matthieu Cheminee, goldsmith, teacher and author

    25/02/2014 Duración: 47min

      Today I talk with Matthieu Cheminee, jeweler, teacher and author. Matthieu has some interesting stories to share that you won’t want to miss. Plus lots of product reviews.Get all the links at: 

  • Talking with polymer artist Merrie Buchsbaum

    22/02/2014 Duración: 42min

    Today I talk with Merrie Buchsbaum. Merrie a self-taught polymer artist. Plus lots of tech and book reviews you'll want to know about.  Find all the links you need at:

  • Talking with art historian, Rachel Carren


    Today’s guest is Ms. Rachel Carren, an artist and art historian. Plus lots of news about the new craftcast website. Make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app so you can hear Rachel’s BONUS advice on how to get your art work seen by museum curators. 

  • Talking with Susan Tuttle

    10/10/2013 Duración: 41min

    Today I talk with photographer and artist, Susan Tuttle. For all of today's shownotes visit:

  • Talking with Cynthia Tinapple

    30/06/2013 Duración: 47min

    Today I talk with Cynthia Tinapple from polymerclaydaily.  Get links to all of today's resources at:

  • Talking with Harriete Estel Berman

    17/05/2013 Duración: 54min

    Today I talk with artist Harriete Estel Berman who uses post consumer recycled materials to construct artwork and jewelry with a social commentary. She is currently writing an ongoing series of PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES for artists to help and promote  practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.Please go to for all the show notes.  

  • Talking with Kristen Rask

    02/04/2013 Duración: 42min

    Today I talk with Kristen Rask, the proud owner of SCHMANCY in downtown Seattle.A store with a mission to provide quirky toys, collectibles and original art work to the world.Also today music by Jill Stevenson, plus some new favorite books, apps and movies to share.Get all the links you need at: 

  • Talking with Arthur Hash, Instructional Support in the metals program SUNY New Paltz

    30/11/2012 Duración: 44min

    Today I talk with Arthur Hash.  Arthur is a metal artist as well as the Instructional Support Technician, Metal Program State University of New York, New Paltz, New York.  Interesting title for a fascinating job, plus Arthur is incredibly generous sharing his knowledge.  Also, a crafting book I passed over at first and then took a second look, and so glad i did. Plus an App I love.  I love Grace Mclean’s music and you get to hear her new song; Cabbie Landlord Use the link to buy her album. Visit for all the links of products in today's show.

  • Taking with Marthe Le Van

    19/10/2012 Duración: 42min

    Today I talk with Marthe Le Van. After eleven years as an editor for Lark Books, Marthe set off on a new adventure and started her own retail jewelry store called Mora, located in Asheville North Carolina. Listen in as Martha shares her journey from editor to shop owner, and the challenges and rewards she found along the way.   Make sure and visit for all the links talked about on today's show. 

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