DOCUMENTARIES featuring Warren MacKenzie, Randy Johnston and Walter Keeler
Two new documentaries for Goldmark have recently been released. the first is short promo a film I shot in USA to promote the upcoming exhibition of Warren MacKenzie and Randy Johnston | Two Great American Potters.
MacKenzie is the grandfather of American studio ceramics. Having trained with Bernard Leach in St Ives, MacKenzie was the first to bring the great Japanese potter, Shoji Hamada to America and remains the last living link with their generation.
Randy Johnston studied with Warren MacKenzie and Hamada's favourite apprentice, Tatsuzo Shimaoka, Johnston is one of the most exciting and innovative potters working in America today. Two longer documentaries about both potters will be released later this year.
Also just released is a documentary about famous British potter Walter Keeler. Writer Oliver Watson described him as 'one of the most important and influential potters of the 1980s'. Keeler's work is held in a number of public collections including Victoria & Albert Museum, National Museum Wales, American Craft Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.