If you’re interested in ceramics or documentaries, there’s a documentary screening soon you might be interested in:
Out of the Fire offers an absorbing look into the little-known world of wood firing potters, who use ancient, labor intensive techniques to achieve stunning, unique surfaces on their pots.
Join potter Kevin Crowe, apprentice Krista Loomans, and their crew for a four day, high-temperature kiln firing, in which nearly 2,000 clay pots are at stake.
But this inspiring film is not just about making pots. The documentary also explores the drive to create, the importance of community, and the roles of risk-taking and authenticity in creating the best possible work — and living a fulfilling life.
You might recognize the name Kevin Crowe — he taught a workshop at The Art League in 2002, and has had work featured in two exhibits here, most recently in June’s “Tabletop” exhibit.
“Out of the Fire” at the Utopia Film Festival
Saturday, October 19 at 12 noon
P&G Old Greenbelt Theatre, 129 Centerway Rd.
Greenbelt, MD 20770
More info and trailer: www.outofthefirefilms.com