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The Teardrop Vase

The Teardrop Vase

23 minutes
The Teardrop Vase
Genres: Documentary and Reality
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The Teardrop Vase is an intimate short documentary, filmed in the studio of established South London potter, Suleyman Saba.

The film follows the transformation of a handful of clay into an alluringly glazed vase. Saba’s designs reflect a contemplative persona at ease with his tactile skills. He considers pots as sculpture, and the forms and glazes he creates bring together traditional techniques with modern sensibilities. His work is held in many public collections including the Ashmolean Museum, National Museum of Wales and York Art Gallery.

There’s a rhythm to this artist’s craft, wonderfully amplified by the music of his virtuoso pianist father. This meditative film considers how a craftsperson's personality and experiences influence their work, whilst contemplating our human relationship to clay and the elemental process of pottery making, one which has existed for millennia and continues into the present day.
Studio: Wonders Research
Producers: Cathy Brooks-Baker
From: GB
Produced In: GB
Directors: Cathy Brooks-BakerGwenllian Thurstan
Lead Actors: Suleyman Saba
Key Crew: Lucrezia Pollice - Colour GradeFelix Waverley-Hudson - Sound Design & Mix
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