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Old films of the Staffordshire Potters includes
- Spode A History of Excellence , parts 1 & 2. Commissioned by Spode this film was made in the early 1990s and has a commentary by Sir Michael Hordern.
- Wedgwood Etruria pottery 1926 is a brief glimpse inside the factory, silent but with music track added
- Pottery in Britain – Including Wedgwood Pottery and Painting – 1941. Called Colour in Clay this technicolor film is a study of English pottery, potter’s skills, and the factories of Wedgwood. Perhaps the most chauvinistic of the films listed here.
- (Pottery 1940-49) is a British Pathé instructional film showing pottery making in the classroom, in the art school and in the factory.
Old films of Traditional Potters include
- Films of Isaac Button, Soil Hill Pottery near Halifax. Mr. Button retired in 1965 just after the final part of this film was made.
- A film of George Curtis, the Big Ware potter of Littlethorpe, made in 1975 by the BBC for an Omnibus programme.
Pottery making and decorating
- Transfer Printing Demonstration at Spode – Blue & White Transferware. This video shows a transfer-printing demonstration at the former Spode factory in Stoke-upon-Trent.
- Slip Casting at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-On-Trent, is a brief film showing the slipcasting process, but imagine pouring the slip into moulds from large jugs rather than from a “hose”.
- Making Maiolica is a film made by the Getty Museum showing, forming and decorating of maiolica of the renaissance period.