Colour in Clay - 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.'[1]

Date: 1941
Duration: 10:35

In Technicolor
Director: Darrel Catling
Production Company: G.B. Instructional
Producer: H. Bruce Woolfe
Cinematographer: Jack Cardiff
Composer: Jack Beaver
Narration: E.V.H. Emmett
Editor: -
Sound Recording: -

Length: 35mm: -ft. 16mm: -ft.





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'Colour in Clay' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1942-43'
Further Information

Colour in Clay
Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: G.B. Instructional
1,005ft / 10mins
The manufacture of pottery. Photographed in Technicolor and produced for the British Council.[2]


This title also features in the catalogue - Book - G.B. Instructional Limited - Educational Films Filmstrips and Wall Charts.





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  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue
  2. ^ Index to Vol.9 / No.s 97-108 / 1941-42
    New Short Films Issued Between March 21 and April 20 [1942]
    51 Colour in Clay
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI