The Functional Potter

The story of functional potter, Eric Smith, and the 60 hour process of firing his word-fired kiln.

  • Ben Tobin
    Summoning, Or Else I Shall Be Lost, The Sky On His Back, The Drybrush Master
  • Emmett Ruth
    Camera Assistant
    Or Else I Shall Be Lost, Summoning, Ashfielders: Emmett
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    520 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • American Documentary Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    April 6, 2018
Director Biography - Ben Tobin

Ben Tobin is a filmmaker from Western Massachusetts. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Tobin returned to Massachusetts to make documentaries about various artists living and working in the Hilltown region of the state. Ben is currently a student at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in Brooklyn, NY.

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