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A Technicolor study of English pottery, the skill of the potter, and the modern mechanised factories of Wedgwood.
The pottery industry
'A film of potters at work. They use modern scientific methods and machinery, but, like their forefathers, these craftsmen are artists. The art of the potter is centuries old. English pottery is beautiful in shape and design; it reflects the colour of the English countryside.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943)
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