Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Primitive Pottery

Found in a cinema in Derbyshire, a can of film labelled "A Primitive Pottery in Dorset" has found its way home.
Collaborating with Penny Copland-Griffiths,who presents this video, and her colleagues from the Verwood and District Potteries Trust, Trilith produced this 1917 film of Crossroads Pottery, Verwood, Dorset,together with interviews with Fred Thorne, the last "boy" to be taken on at the pottery, potter John Leach whose grandfather Bernard created the studio pottery movement in Britain,
and a section dealing with the archaeological dig in 2000, directed by AC Archaeology, prior to the last traces of the pottery being buried under a car park. Penny Copland-Griffiths brings the fruits of 30 years of research to this production. Produced, shot and edited by John Holman.
For 31 min. video go to VIMEO

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