[motion picture] Shows scenes of ceramists at work to illustrate that the current approach to ceramics is characterized by change and creativity, allowing the ceramist to create pieces that are traditional and functional or purely artistic. Notes that the stimulus for shaping clay upon the wheel or molding clay with slabs can come from the artist's environment or his imagination. Explains that designs applied to ceramic pieces prior to firing can alter their basic forms and that experimenting with the ingredients in glazes and methods of glaze application allow for varying results. Finalist, 1978 American Film Festival. Finalist, 1978 Birmingham International Educational Film Festival.