Landscape as Muse: The Searcher, John Chalke (2009)
We talk with John Chalke in the Rocky Mountain Foothills in southern Alberta. Viewing some of his past works, he tells us of his education and getting kicked out from art school. As we watch him work in his studio, he tells us about making his own pottery equipment and the unique techniques he develops.
Moving on to the Frenchman River in Saskatchewan, he shows us clay stock piles and elaborates on the qualities of the clays. Then, it is back to the studio as he mixes clay to get the perfect clay for his artworks. As he works the clay, he explains his thoughts on getting better at creating. Finally, we view pieces just as they come out of the kiln, ready for the final touches.