Out of the Fire
Directed by Courtenay Singer
“Out of the Fire” offers an absorbing look into the little-known world of wood-firing potters, who use ancient, labor intensive techniques to achieve stunning, unique surfaces on their pots – surfaces enhanced by fire marks, and melted wood ash. Join potter Kevin Crowe, apprentice Krista Loomans, and their dedicated crew, as they complete a four day, high-temperature kiln firing of nearly 2000 clay pots. In this kiln, nearly six months worth of work – and income – are at stake.
But this inspiring film is not just about making pots. It is also about a way of life, and forging an individual life path. The film explores the drive to create, the importance of community, and the roles of risk-taking, focus, and authenticity in creating the best possible work – and living life to the fullest.
“Out of the Fire” has been invited to screen at 14 U.S. film festivals, and received a Bronze Remi Award at WorldFest Houston.