Thursday, 27 October 2011

BBC: Ceramics, A fragile history.

The Ceramics series Produced by the BBC in collaboration with the V&A is absolutely worth a watch, I think it will only be up on iPlayer for 4 more days or so so hurry . This final Episode is filled with extraordinary charm. Everyone has such tenderness for the heritage of pottery as a british tradition, and they have a century-long overview of the fashions and canons in ceramics that starts in the industrial revolution, which saw a decimation of the hand-thrown pot industry, through to contemporary ceramicists. In keeping with my new obsession (BBC screengrabbing), I've uploaded images of some of the more delicious and poignant moments.

Bernard Leach, in his later years.

Lucie Rie and Hans Cooper

The 1960s

Alison Britton

Grayson Perry

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