Film


Ceramics: public and personal change and regeneration

180mins   1947   UK   PG   English   

The first in an occasional series of talks about ceramics presented by Making Lewes.

Artistic director of the British Ceramics Biennial, Barney Hare Duke will talk about the aims and activities of the Biennial which takes place from September to November 2019 in Stoke on Trent.

Past Biennial award winner, Brighton based ceramicist Louisa Taylor, will discuss her work and career as maker in porcelain, designer for industry, researcher, author and teacher.

The talks will be preceded by a screening of the 1947 short documentary The Five Towns which shows the production techniques of the skilled workers of Stoke and addresses the challenges of post war reconstruction in the region; a challenge which has been picked up by the British Ceramics Biennial in the face of regional decline and the increasing globalisation of ceramics production.