First You Need a Fire: The Raku Ceramic Artwork of Melvyn Malkin

Anna Malkin and Melvyn Malkin

2001, 17:00 minutes, colour, English


A look at Raku Ceramic Artist, Melvyn Malkin, interviewed and documented in his studio(s). The video progresses through Malkin's process from construction and bisque firing to glazing and reduction firing. Malkin talks about his prairie landscape inspired work and the technical development of his unique glazing and reduction firing techniques.

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