Painting with Fire

Painting with Fire

Release date:

1992

Running time:

24 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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British Columbia potter Cris Giuffrida is featured in this documentary which chronicles the unique and mesmerizing ritual of the semi-annual firing of the "Anagama," a Japanese wood-fired kiln. The firing involves three days and nights of relentless and methodical work by Giuffrida and her community of enthusiastic pyromaniacs. She is the first woman potter in Canada to build an Anagama kiln.

Also available as a 16mm print with advanced notice.

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