Barbara Hepworth, Leonard Fuller and Bernard Leach are some of the artists of St. Ives Art colony.
St. Ives, Cornwall.
Panoramic L/S of St. Ives. L/S of St. Ives' harbour with several boats. L/S of the beach. C/U shot of fish being taken from the fishing boat into a horse drawn carriage to be transported further. Voiceover is saying that St. Ives used to be famous for its fishermen but nowadays it is famous for its artists. St. Ives, one of the most distinguished art colonies attracts the artists from around the world. M/S of the two men, older and younger, carving wood. M/S of the older man carving wood. C/U shot of his head. The man is 72 years old Faust Lang from Oberammergau, Bavaria, who came to St. Ives with his son Wharton (younger man), also a wood artist. Several shots of the men and their work: dolphin, duck, a horse, Virgin Mary with Christ...
M/S of a street, looks Mediterranean. A man giving two bunches of daffodils to another man through the window. C/U shot of a Siamese cat waiting for her owner. M/S of a woman holding a piece of pottery (a square bottle) admiring it. C/U shot of the bottle, great glazing work. C/U shot of hands making a pot on pottery wheel. C/U shot of the face of an artist. It is one of Britain's greatest potters Bernard Leach. C/U shot of Mr Leach's leg on the wheel's pedal. M/S of Mr Leach working. C/U shot of some of Mr Leach's work - several different pots and plates. M/S of a great looking stone house. Cut to a woman working on a sculpture in her garden. Several other sculptures can be seen around her. M/S of a woman as she works. Barbara Hepworth, C.B.E. is famous for her contemporary abstract sculptures. Sculptures in her garden include 'Forms of Movement' (concrete), Figure Oread (bronze), Oval (plaster) and Reclining Figures (mahogany). C/U shot of each sculpture. Several shots of Barbara Hepworth working on her sculpture.
L/S of several people painting at the beach. A girl in yellow dress is posing. Students of St. Ives School of Painting (founded in 1938) are having class on Porthmere Beach. School principal is famous portraitist Leonard Fuller. Several shots of the model posing, students painting and Mr Fuller observing and advising. L/S of a beautiful sand beach.