Out of the Fire

This inspiring documentary film by Courtenay Singer features renowned wood-firing potter Kevin Crowe, and his apprentice Krista Loomans. The film follows a four day wood-kiln firing of nearly 2000 pots, in which six months worth of work—and income—are at stake. The film provides a glimpse into the artist’s life: a path of focus, autonomy, inspiration, perspiration, community, risk, and reward.

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Runtime: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

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Kevin Crowe

About the Artist

Kevin Crowe works in the Blue Ridge foothills, where he lives with his wife Linda. His sons Bram and Kai live in Nelson County and Charlottesville. Kevin produces wood-fired functional stoneware with strong Asian and English roots. His work ranges from 4-inch teabowls to 48-inch vases. Kevin’s pots are fired in a 450 cubic foot, 3- chamber combination anagama and noborigama kiln. Firings last 7 days, consuming 8 cords of wood and firing 1500 and 2000 pots.The kiln is fired twice a year when the moon is right and it’s not soccer season. For more, please visit

Courtenay Singer is an award-winning producer, director, and writer of non-fiction films and television programs.


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