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Potter’s Art, The

Synopsis
Shot in Bernard Leach’s home and studio in St. Ives, Cornwall. The artist discusses the influence of his apprenticeship in Japan and his desire to bridge the differences between East and West. He demonstrates all stages of pot-making, from throwing and shaping the inert mass of clay on a manually operated wheel to firing the completed article in his Japanese ‘climbing’ kiln.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 26 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1970
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Art
Keywords
Leach, Bernard; pottery

Credits

Director
Derek Fairhead
Writer
Clive Gunnell
Contributor
David Gunnell; Roger Charlesworth
Cast
Jack Emery 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Westward Television

Distributor

Name

Arts on Film Archive, University of Westminster

Notes
Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. In its first phase, the archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE. The collection is only available streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

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