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A Potter's World - Bernard Leach

UK, 1961 (MIFF 1961, Programme 35)

Director: John Read

A film about the life and work of Bernard Leach, now in his seventies, who makes his own pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. Leach, an artist-philosopher who is keenly aware of the deep relationship between art and society, was trained in Japan by a Japanese master potter, and was inspired by that country's traditional pottery.

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