IN THEIR HANDS

Prehistoric pottery can become a source of inspiration for current potters.

Throughout the documentary, potters and artisans experiment with the (re)creation of very burnished vessels from four European societies of the Bronze Age: El Argar, Únětice, Füzesabony and Vatin.

In four chapters, we closely follow the manufacturing processes of these ceramics, from the search for the raw material to the cooking of the final product.

The production, which had Spain, Germany, Hungary and Serbia as a backdrop, is part of the “Crafting Europe in the Bronze Age and Today” (2018-2019) project, under the “Creative Europe” program.
IN THEIR HANDS
Reshaping pottery of the European Bronze Age
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union CREATIVE EUROPE
In the framework of the Crafting Europe in the Bronze Age and Today CRAFTER PROYECT
Produced by:
ASOME – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Original idea:
Roberto Risch
Directed by:
Marcello Peres and Nicola Tagliabue
In collaboration with:
Thomas Claus
Csaba Balogh
Vladan Caricic Tzar
In co-production with:
Asociación de Amigos del Yacimiento Arqueológico de La Bastida
Museo Ciudad de Mula
Zavičajni Muzej Paraćin
Magyar Tudományos Akadémia BTK Régészeti Intézet
Déri Múzeum Debrecen
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Halle (Saale)
CHAPTER 1 – EL ARGAR
Country: Spain
Direction: Marcello Peres and Nicola Tagliabue
Production: Heracles Archaeology
Photography: Nicola Tagliabue
Screenplay: Carlos Velasco Felipe, Marcello Peres Camera: Nicola Tagliabue
Post-Production: Nicola Tagliabue
Audio: Marcello Peres
Clay Artist: Pedro Navarro Díaz Potter
Assistants: Carlos Velasco Felipe, Miguel Valério Experts: Eva Celdrán Beltrán, Selina Delgado Raack, María Inés Fregeiro, David Gómez Gras, Vicente Lull, Rafael Micó, Claudia Molero Alonso, Camila Oliart, Cristina Rihuete Herrada, Roberto Risch, Carlos Velasco Felipe
CHAPTER 2 – ÚNĚTICE
Country: Germany
Direction: Thomas Claus
Production: Bettina Stoll-Tucker
Camera: Felix Greif Assistant: Simon Hückstett Post-Production: Christian Grewe
Clay Artist: Beatrix Weißflog
Experts: Ralf Schwarz, Sven Koch, Bettina Stoll-Tucker
CHAPTER 3 – FÜZESABONY
Country: Hungary
Direction: Csaba Balogh
Production: Csaba Balogh
Camera: Zoltán Faur, Ákos Jurás, Csaba Balogh
Post-Production: Ákos Jurás
Assistant 1: Balázs Wieszner
Assistant 2: József Csörgő
Clay Artist: László Gucsi
Potter Assistant: Balázs Péter Horváth
Experts: Vajk Szeverényi, Anna Priskin, János Dani, Ágnes Király, Gabriella Kulcsár, Viktória Kiss
CHAPTER 4 – VATIN
Country: Serbia
Direction: Vladan Caricic Tzar
Production: Vladan Caricic Tzar
Screenplay: Vesna Vuckovic and Vladan Caricic Tzar Director of photography: Bojan Rakic
Second camera: Darko Stetin
Camera assistant: Mikailo Tomic
Direction assistant: Luka Predja
Post-Production: Branislav Godic
Music: Vladimir Milacic
Clay Artist: Dejan Jovanovic
Experts: Vesna Vuckovic, Vojislav Filipovic, Branislav Stojanovic, Jovan Mitrovic
INTRODUCTION:
Country: Spain
Clay modelling: Pedro Navarro Díaz
Temper crushing: Francisco Romera Zamora
Pottery burnishing: Miguel Valério
Basketry: Pedro Ortiz Mármol
Make-up: Eva Celdrán Beltrán
Acknowledgements:
Felipe García Miñarro
Ascensión Martínez Canovas
National Museum Belgrade
Ministry of Culture and Media – Republic of Serbia
EXARC
Ayuntamiento de Mula
Ayuntamiento de Totana
Asociación de Artesanos de Totana (ASART)
Bellón Alfareros

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