• Short Summary

    Pottery making in the family in West Wickham, Greater London.

  • Description

    Festival Pottery at West Wickham

    M/S Girl (Marion Hill) at bench, modelling pottery. C/U Girl pressing out face of model in mould. C/U Girl worker. C/U Pressing out another face in mould, she picks up two legs and fits together in crossed positions. M/S Girl sticking other parts on model. C/U Making model. Girl puts small rabbit on one side of ornament and elf's head on other. In between are legs and skirt of unfinished model.

    M/S Girl puts glue on model, ready to stick on another part of body. C/U Sticking head and shoulders on to skirt. M/S and C/U Mrs Peggy Foy dipping models into solution (white alabaster?). M/S Bench, girl takes tray of models out of picture. M/S She puts tray down in front of oven and starts to put models inside kiln. C/U Models being put into oven, doors are then shut. C/U Model flower seller being painted by Joyce Bryan. Big C/U Beefeater. C/U Model barrow boy with barrow. C/U Model flower seller. C/U Dancing figures in row.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1281.36
    Media URN:
    34526
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:27:00 / 02:01:15:00
    Canister:
    NP 338

Comments (1)

  1. Paul McAllister says

    RE: Mrs Peggy Foy dipping models into solution (white alabaster?) - this is likely to be a glaze not alabaster! My guess is a white tin glaze, sometimes referred to as \'majolica\', judging by the work of Peggy\'s I have seen on collectible websites. This glaze type is usually used over a red clay or terracotta type material, which is relatively low fired. The painting is usually a mixture of metal oxides, in powder form mixed with water and sometimes a very small amount of clay powder, that produce a characteristically chalky line quality and bright colours when fired.

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