• Short Summary

    Various processes involved in making Wedgewood pottery - rejects are destroyed.

  • Description

    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

    C/U of hands on a potter's wheel. A pot is being formed. Various shots of potters at work. Jasper figures are moulded and stuck onto the side of a teapot by Fred Rutter. Narrator doesn't explicitly name the company but it is pretty obvious that it is Wedgewood (paperwork confirms this as does a C/U of a mould with the word Wedgewood on the side. Josiah Wedgewood is named as the father of this pottery tradition).

    Artist Christine Barnett (sp?) paints designs on plates. Various shots of plates being tested and checked for faults. Panning shot of crockery. M/S of a man in overalls pushing over a pile of pottery which crashes to the ground. He picks up pieces of pottery then dashes them to the ground. C/U of a pile of smashed crockery. These are rejects.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    61.17
    Media URN:
    1442
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:26:00 / 01:27:04:00
    Canister:
    CP 125

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