Full record for 'SAWKINS NO. 11'

A potter throws a pot on a wheel at the West Highland Pottery in Dunoon. (clip) [74959286]

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  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel


  • Amateur


  • 1950s

Title: (SAWKINS NO. 11)

Reference number: 2868

Date: 1950s,c

Director: [filmed by Don Sawkins]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.40 mins

Description: Footage of the West Highland Pottery showroom in Dunoon with shots of glazing and firing of pots and of customers in the Pottery's tearoom.

See refs. 2863, 2874.

Shotlist: No credits. Ext. West Highland Pottery Co. Ltd. "Argyll Pottery" showroom, West Bay Dunoon. Ints. of tearoom (0.26) gvs pottery factory processes - preparing slip, filling moulds, which are emptied and slip recycled (2.07) gvs women workers shape and smooth rough edged pieces (2.54) pieces are dipped in glaze and sent on a conveyer for examination (3.34) firing stacks of pottery (4.15) man examines fired products (4.26) visits of OAP's to the pottery (4.40) potter working at a wheel (6.05) painting designs onto articles, shot mixing powdered colour with a palette knife (6.28) gvs finished goods, including B&L whisky jugs. (6.47) Packing pieces in newspaper, man points to map of the world (7.12) gvs display of handmade pottery, brief shot patrons in tearoom (7.40)

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