Gracious Fanatics (2005)

About the Film

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.


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Film Details

  • Film by: Tom Mould
  • Produced by: Tom Mould
  • Cinematographer: Tom Mould, Ryan Howard
  • Sound: Tom Mould
  • Editor: Tom Mould, Bryan Baker, Jay McMerty
  • Other Credits: Made in conjunction with the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies of Elon University.
  • Original Format: DV Mini
  • © 2005, Tom Mould
  • 24mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Arts & Crafts, Traditional Customs Play