Entries by Julie Eng

A visit to Duke University

LECTURE Marty Gross Film Producer and Director Film Archive to speak on the Mingei Potters of Japan Thursday, January 28, 2016 4:00–5:30 pm Center for Documentary Studies (1317 Pettigrew Street), Durham, NC Over the past 35 years, Marty Gross has collected films and unedited film footage documenting the life of British artist-craftsman Bernard Leach and […]

Documenting Mashiko in 1934

In this article in Impressions Magazine, Marty Gross recounts his first meetings with Bernard Leach and how Leach agreed to give him the original 16mm film he had made in Japan in 1934 and 1935. Download the article as a .pdf


Dialogues in Clay

by Elaine Tierney | Victoria & Albert Museum This post was written by Susan Newell, a second-year student on the V&A/RCA MA in History of Design, who works part-time in the V&A’s Ceramics and Glass Department. A diminutive woman stands on a spindly ladder next to the enormous pot she is making. She pinches its rim with […]

Leach Pottery Visit

Marty Gross gives an update on the Mingei Film Archive Project at the Leach Pottery. Images courtesy of the Leach Pottery. Photo by: Matthew Tyas.

Tamba Pottery Museum

December 2014 Research visit to the Tamba Pottery Museum and the workshop of the Ichino Family, Tachikui Village, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Ceramic Review

Article originally published in Ceramic Review, Issue 268 | July/August 2014 The Leach Pottery, St. Ives and Marty Gross Film Productions, Canada are working together to restore, digitise and re-release films from the 1930s to 1970s that profile key people in the history of the Leach Pottery and the Mingei Movement. The project will take place over the next three […]

Fujiya Sakuma

Interviewing Fujiya Sakuma about the film Mashiko Village Pottery, Japan 1937 which was made at his family’s workshop.

The Mingei

An article (in Japanese) about the Mingei Movement project from 2014. Download the (.pdf) article.