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Celebrating the Cycle: The Wood Fired Pottery of Matt Jones
"North Carolinians are very serious about their pottery - some might say obsessive - and I'm sure that many collectors and aficionados will want this film to better understand the creative processes behind their treasures. Matt's achievement has been carefully documented by his brother, filmmaker David Jones. Like many pottery films, Celebrating the Cycle is organized around process, but it is more comprehensive and detailed than most. Each phase of the work, from preparing the clay to the opening of the kiln, is fully illustrated and accompanied by clear explanation from Matt ... for those already well established in the craft, there will be something to learn here, as well as a lyrical affirmation of their life's work."
- Terry Zug, Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill - Read Terry Zug's Full Review
"This video clearly illustrates a tradition of pottery that has been alive in the Carolinas for centuries. Appealing to scholar and amateur alike, it takes the viewer on a step-by-step journey through the creation of stoneware vessels, their forming and firing, but more importantly it captures the spirit and creativity that Matt Jones has brought to this ancient process of wood firing. It is well written and beautifully filmed. It should be on the library shelf of every potter and pottery collector."
- Barbara Perry, Ph.D. Curator of Decorative Arts, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC