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Bernard Leach & Barbara Hepworth

Synopsis
A DVD produced from the South West Film & Television Archive (SWFTA). During the sixties the local South West TV company Westward Television produced a documentary TV programme about each of these artists. For the first time these are now available on one DVD with the original soundtrack.

THE POTTER’S ART (1970, 26 minutes) - A unique insight into the life and work of Bernard Leach, interviewed and seen at work in his Cornish studio. Narrated by Jack Emery.

BARBARA HEPWORTH (1968, 26 minutes) - Dame Barbara Hepworth speaks of her early life and how she is inspired by the dramatic Cornish landscape. She is seen at work and visiting the Morris Singer foundry in London to watch one of her bronzes being cast. Narrated by Clive Gunnell.

The DVD also includes an early Black & White film of both artists being granted the freedom of St Ives.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Art
Keywords
Cornwall; Hepworth, Barbara; Leach, Bernard; pottery; sculpture

Credits

Contributor
Barbara Hepworth; Bernard Leach; Clive Gunnell; Jack Emery

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2012

Sections

Title
Potter’s Art, The

Title
Barbara Hepworth

Production Company

Name

Westward Television

Distributor

Name

The Box

Email
theboxenquiries@plymouth.gov.uk
Web
https://www.theboxplymouth.com/collections/moving-image External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 44 1752308671
Address
Plymouth City Council
Tavistock Place
Plymouth
PL4 8AX
Notes
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) has now been absorbed within The Box.

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