Potters at Work: A film by Marty Gross
30-minute colour DVD
Directed and produced by Marty Gross.
Filmed in the traditional pottery-making villages of Onda and Koishibara on the island of Kyushu in Southern Japan, the fiml presents the workshops of Shigeki Sakamoto in Onda and Kumao Ohta in Koshibara. Renowned British potter Bernard Leach worked at Onda and visited Koishibara in 1953, writing extensively about both villages in his book, A Potter in Japan (1960).
Bonus features include a documentary on the filming of Onda and Koishibara in 1976 and a behind-the-scenes slideshow on the potters, their work and the filming. This Special Edition DVD is a restored high-definition master from the original negative.
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