Gracious Fanatics Entire Folkstreams

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Gracious Fanatics: The Passion for Pottery in North Carolina

Film by Tom Mould
Produced by Tom Mould
Cinematographer: Tom Mould, Ryan Howard
Sound: Tom Mould
Editing: Tom Mould, Bryan Baker, Jay McMerty
Copyright: 2005, Tom Mould
24 minutes, Color
Original format: DV Mini, 2005
Distributor: Tom Mould
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Folklorist Tom Mould explores the phenomenon of the kiln opening, when potters sell to collectors the products of a recently fired kiln. some of these avid collectors camp out the night before for the opportunity to get the first choice of the pots. Collectors swap stories and strategies, all the while figuring out ways to outsmart their competition.