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  • Short Summary

    Women potters make vases, jugs and moulded figures - they then decorate them.

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    "They are clay models in this instance, and as such, must commence as ordinary clay - dug by willing pupils." M/S of a group of women digging a large hole and piling clay up on either side.

    "Of course, a little treatment is necessary before the modelling starts..." M/S of two of the women pressing the clay through a sieve. M/S of a woman kneading a chunk of clay. "The use of moulds in the reproduction of figures is one branch" C/U of table with moulds and figures made of clay. C/U of a woman pressing clay into a mould. The mould is then taken off piece by piece. It is a figure of a frog.

    "Putting the finishing touches." Various shots of the moulded figures being finished by hand. "Now to the potter's wheel - truly an art as old as the hills." A piece of clay is thrown onto the wheel - C/U of the potters hands as she moulds the clay. C/U of the pot taking shape. "The paint work is an art in itself" C/U of a table with lots of pots and jugs on it. Girls paint the pots by hand. C/U of finished articles.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 632.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:15:00 / 01:52:04:00
    EP 264

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