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Behind These Amazing Clay Figures, a Soulful Artist

Dan Leş is a soulful ceramicist. His work brings out stories and legends from clay, and he adds a traditional Romanian spirit to his pottery. As part of filmmaker Matei Pleşa's personal project "Fascination of the Craft," this short meets Leş in his workshop ... where mud comes to life.

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