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  1. S343 Videocassette 2 (1990 Video)

    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 176 min., 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The second of three working videos course S343. [See synopses of individual programmes for details of content.]

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  2. Ceramic Faults (1989 Video)

    Director
    Gavin Nettleton
    Subject
    Crafts
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 16 min., 1997 sale: £25.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Illustrates various faults and flaws found in ceramics along with their remedies. Discusses problems that effect the clay body (cracking, warping, damp fractures, blowouts and bloating) and progresses to...

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  3. Ceramics, Liquid Crystals, Synthetic Metals, Superconductors (1989 Video)

    Producer
    Andrew Crilly; Jack Koumi
    Subject
    Chemistry
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 45 min.

    Liquid crystal can be thought of as a fourth state of matter, between liquid and solid. The programme describes the three phases of liquid crystal: smectic, nematic and cholesteric. Friedrich Reinitzer’s...

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  4. Raoul Dufy: Painter and Decorator (1987)

    Director
    Andrew Snell
    Producer
    Elizabeth Queenan
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 53 minutes), £14.95

    Profiles French painter, designer and ceramicist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) and examines the variety and inventiveness of his work. Pierre Courthion, his biographer, offers insights into the artist’s...

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  5. Pottery Ladies (4 Parts) (1985 Film, Video)

    Director
    Jenny Wilkes
    Producer
    Elizabeth Taylor Mead
    Subject
    Art; Design
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    1: Describes the career of Charlotte Rhead who came from a famous family of designers and who perfected the technique of tube-lining. Mary Harper recalls her working days as a painter for Charlotte Rhead. 2:...

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  6. Ceramics Under Stress (1984 Video)

    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Controlling the porosity and flaw size distribution in a ceramic allows the strength to be specified. A grinding wheel, for example, needs large holes within it to work efficiently but an artificial hip...

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  7. Understanding Materials (5 Parts) (1982)

    Director
    Michael Paul
    Producer
    Michael Paul
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL)

    1 MATERIALS IN PERSPECTIVE(1981): Looks at metals, ceramics, glass, polymers and composites in terms of their classification and atomic structure. Asks why we need material science, or material scientists,...

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  8. Coalport (1978 Video)

    Director
    Kevin T Marsland
    Producer
    Adelilne Collier
    Subject
    Crafts
    Distribution
    Free loan, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Relates the history and craftsmanship of Coalport bone china. Includes scenes of the china works and demonstrations of modelling ceramic sculptures, flower making and freehand painting.

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  9. Craft of the Potter (1976 Video)

    Subject
    Crafts
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 5 x 30 min., 1997 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) series

    A 6-part look at the skill of the potter, past and present, considering the work and ideas of leading British potters: 1) clay and its preparation, and how to make pinch, coil and slab pots; 2) the use of a...

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  10. Homemaker: 1950s Design Classic

    Producer
    Ray Johnson
    Subject
    Crafts; Design; History; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 65 minutes), £12.99

    Homemaker was sold only in Woolworths, from 1957 to 1970, and is now keenly sought by collectors. In an exclusive interview with the pattern’s designer, Enid Seeney, we get insight into all the stages of...

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