Picasso – The Beauty and the Beast episode 3 – Even as the years advanced, age failed to cast a shadow over Picasso’s ever-vibrant artistic endeavors, particularly as he ventured into the realms of ceramics and filmmaking, areas where his creative genius manifested in new, groundbreaking ways. His insatiable passion for artistic expression remained not only unscathed but thrived, challenging […]
The Great Pottery Throw Down 2021 episode 6: It’s Terracotta Week in the pottery, and the potters are tasked to make their own range of cookware. Judge Rich Miller sets a second terracotta challenge to engrave tiles, before he and fellow judge Keith Brymer Jones decide who will be potter of the week and who will be leaving the competition.
The Great Pottery Throw Down 2021 episode 5: This week at the pottery studio, a musical extravaganza unfolds as the talented potters remaining in the competition turn their attention to crafting life-like busts of legendary music icons. To kick off this melodic week, a surprise special message from a renowned and iconic artist sets the stage and inspires the contestants
Treasures of Chinese Porcelain: Lars Tharp, the Antiques Roadshow expert and Chinese ceramics specialist, sets out to explore why Chinese porcelain was so valuable then – and still is now. In November 2010, a Chinese vase unearthed in a suburban semi in Pinner sold at auction for £43 million – a new record for a Chinese work of
Towards the end of the 19th century, a group of craftsmen decided to break the monopoly of the great ceramic factories.
Second film charts the rags to riches-to-rags epic of Stoke-on-Trent, a city built on clay and the heart of Britain’s once world-beating ceramics empire.
The first film in this three-part series looks at a history of domestic pottery in Britain from Tudor times onwards, tracing the evolution of its different techniques and styles, and examining what our pots can tell us in intimate detail how preceding generations lived and saw themselves.