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Days of pottery
Greece, 2005, 46'
  by AGON - Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The “Days of pottery” took place 8-13 May 2005 in the village of Garazo at Milopotamos, Crete. It is a meeting where potters from all over Greece are producing pottery for everyday use by traditional, pre-industrial means.
In the course of this event there was a revival of “vedema”: jar makers from Thrapsanos at Pediada went to rural Cretan villages in order to make earthenware jars on the spot. It worths mentioning the case of a craftsman from Messinia with his own age-old technique, as well as that of a sculptor from Turkey.
On the last day of the event all the pots were baked in a specially-constructed kiln.
This film focuses on the various techniques as well as on the folkloric aspects of its subject, while it documents a slowly vanishing art.


Director: K. Papadopoulos, M. Mourelatos, F. Filis, A. Boufalis
Producer: MAD Productions