Two years in the making, this latest Goldmark documentary film finds Japanese born potter Akiko Hirai at work in her London studio. The rise in popularity of Hirai’s work has been meteoric and she has now has sell-out exhibitions all over the world. Hirai is renowned for creating Moon Jars – a traditional Korean vessel […]
Now in his early seventies, Clive Bowen is without equal in Britain as a maker of slipware. His pots are collected and used worldwide. Filmed on location in Devon, this documentary follows Bowen as he prepares for his 2014 ceramics exhibition at Goldmark Gallery. The film follows Bowen at work in his studio. It shows […]
Anne Mette Hjortshøj lives and works on the small Danish island of Bornholm situated in the Baltic Sea. Our documentary gives a gentle and revealing insight into one of Denmark’s leading potters. It follows Hjortshøj’s daily life; collecting clay from the local beach for her glazes, throwing and making pots in her studio, and talking […]
This acclaimed Goldmark documentary tells the story of one of America’s most respected studio potters, Randy Johnston. Set against the backdrop of his picturesque Wisconsin studio, it gives a revealing and moving insight into his artistic journey. Kicking against his family’s desire for him to become a doctor, Johnston tells of his early travels to […]
Ken Matsuzaki is a Japanese potter working from Mashiko who enjoys an international reputation. He was apprenticed to the late Tatsuzo Shimaoka (National Living Treasure) who in turn had been apprenticed to Shoji Hamada. Matsuzki’s work can be seen in some of the world’s most prestigious private collections. This 45 minute film shows him throwing […]
Filmed on location in China, this documentary follows Takeshi Yasuda as he prepares for his major exhibition at Goldmark Gallery, in celebration of his 70th birthday. The film shows Yasuda at work in his studio in Jingdezhen, porcelain capital of China. It follows him through the street markets, the Labyrinth, and we visit the crafts-men […]
Our documentary tells the story of one of Japan’s most respected studio potters, Ken Matsuzaki. Set against the backdrop of his picturesque Mashiko studio in Japan, it gives a revealing insight into his creative journey and his philosophy on art and working practice. Born into an artistic family, Matsuzaki talks of his apprenticeship with National […]
Nic Collins lives and works in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor. Our film shows him potting and follows him during the firing of his anagama kiln. He discusses his love of making pots, his working methods and the importance of wood-firing to his work.
Walter Keeler is a British studio potter, born in London in 1942. He attended Harrow School of Art, London where he was trained by Michael Casson. He established his first pottery at Bledlow Bridge, Buckinghamshire in 1965 then moved to his current studio in Penallt Wales, where he lives with his potter wife Madoline. He […]
Our documentary tells the story of one of the most respected Korean potters, Lee Kang-hyo and his search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, it gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part […]
Filmed on location in Wales, this documentary follows Phil Rogers as he prepares for his 2014 ceramics exhibition at Goldmark Gallery – his first major show in 6 years. The film shows Rogers at work in and around his studio in Rhayader, Mid-Wales. It shows him throwing cups, bowls and jugs, glazing and decorating and […]
Phil Rogers is a world renowned British potter and our film follows him on trips to Japan and the USA. See him throwing on the wheel, glazing, and firing pots in his wood kiln at his studio in Wales, UK. A must watch for anyone learning about ceramics.
Jim Malone lives and works in the beautiful and remote Cumbrian countryside. Our film provides a rare insight into the working life of one of Britain’s most respected potters. Malone talks about his throwing and glazing techniques as well as the decorating of pots in the traditional Korean style (Hakeme). He fires alone over a […]
This film provides a unique insight into the working life of Mike Dodd, one of Britain’s most prestigious potters. Dodd lives and works in the beautifully rural surroundings of Glastonbury, Somerset. Here he discusses his love of pots and shares some of his personal philosophies, talking about the importance of using local materials and hand […]
This documentary follows top UK studio potter Lisa Hammond as she prepares for her 2012 Goldmark exhibition. Delving into her artistic practice, it provides an insight in to the various stages that go into making her distinctive pieces. We see Lisa at her wheel throwing chawans (teabowls) and a large tsubo jar; firing and unpacking […]
Born in Uganda in 1946 to Danish parents, Svend Bayer spent his childhood in Tanganyika. It was during his time at university that Bayer discovered pottery, and a gift from his girlfriend of Bernard Leach’s A Potters Book introduced him to the pots of Michael Cardew. On leaving university Bayer wrote to Cardew, and after […]