• Short Summary

    Traditional methods of production are maintained in the Wedgwood China factory.

  • Description

    Barlaston, Staffordshire.

    The manufacturing of Wedgwood China has not changed much since Josiah Wedgwood first opened his factory - a look around the Wedgwood factory.

    M/S of a row of girls pummelling clay into moulds. C/U of a girl emptying the moulds - delicate little clay figures fall out. C/U of man's hands carefully laying the figures on an unfired china dish. Zoom out on a man as he sticks figures to a jug, pan along to another man working on a bowl.

    Extreme C/U of an engraver tapping out patterns on a copper cylinder, M/S of a row of engravers at work. C/U of a sheet of pattern transfers coming off metal rollers. M/S of a girl cutting out circles from the sheet. M/S of another girl brushing the transfers onto a plate. Panning shot along a workshop full of women sticking transfers to cups and plates.

    C/U of a girl decorating a jug by hand, zoom out and pan across a workshop full of workers painting crockery. Extreme C/U on a brush painting an ivy pattern on the rim of a plate. High angled shot of a man painting a gold pattern on a plate rim. More shots of the hand painting workshop - lots of use of steadycam as it zooms around from worker to worker. M/S of a row of women polishing completed bits of Wedgwood, zoom in on a gold rimmed plate.

    Various C/Us on sparkling Wedgwood on display.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:41:00 / 01:14:26:00
    CP 582

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