After a three and a half year apprenticeship in Japan for the Nakazato family, Richard Bresnahan returned to St. John’s University with a wealth of pottery knowledge and skills. He set up a totally indigenous pottery studio, utilizing a nearby clay deposit, and built the largest wood-firing kiln of its kind in North America. This DVD captures the 12th firing of the kiln, which took place in September of 2013 in honor of Richard’s art history teacher and mentor, Sister Johanna Becker.
Producer: Barbara Gravel
Editor: Ann Hall Anderson
Executive Producer: Bob Dambach
Production funding provided by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the voters on November 4, 2008 and the members of Prairie Public.