The Leach Pottery, 1952

(35 minutes)
Produced by the St Ives Camera Club (?)

Given to Producer Marty Gross by Janet Leach in 1975, it is still uncertain who produced this very fine amateur film which follows the stages of pottery-making at the Leach Pottery in 1952. In addition to Bernard Leach, many of the Leach Pottery’s most important craftsmen are shown, including; David Leach, William Marshall and Kenneth Quick. This film contains two narrative tracks which can be heard separately, one by Bernard Leach and the other by American potter Warren MacKenzie.