page includes a small number of video and audio clips edited
from interviews in the archive as well as an online version
of videos published on CD-ROM in 1999.
video clips are intended to be accessible on as wide
a range of computers as possible. As a result the clips are kept
to below one minute and tend to be less than 2.55MB in size.
They have been digitised to a very small screen size so although
the originals are broadcast quality, these clips are designed
to download quickly rather than appear at very high resolution.
If you have any comments, (positive or negative), about the
performance of this or any other element of the site, please
you would like to suggest a Recording the Crafts interviewee
who you would like to see a clip of on the video page, e-mail
and we will try to oblige.To find out more about the people
listed below please click the news button at the top of this
Turrell, enamel artist. She was interviewed on 28th
July 2004 as part of a project to interview artists who use
enamel as a significant part of their work.
(Duration of clip 55 seconds, file-size 2.54MB)
Ghosh, enamel artist. Amal was interviewed on 11th
February 2004. It was the first ina series involving interviews
with enamel artists.
(Duration of clip 50 seconds, file-size 2.33MB)
Liley, textile artist describing her decision to
move to Ireland. Alison was interviewed on 26 September 2003
as part of an AHRB funded project to interview textile artists.
(Duration of clip 54 seconds, file-size 2.48MB)
Risley, textile artists and author, discussing her
first experience of textiles at Goldsmith's College. The
interview was part of an AHRB funded project to interview
textile artists with connections to Goldsmith's College.
(Duration of clip 53 seconds, file-size 2.44MB)
Broadhead, textile artist, discussing one of her
pieces of work in an interview collaboration with Goldsmith's
College's Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre
in Textiles. The interview took place on 23rd July
(Duration of clip 42 seconds, file-size 1.55MB)
Cooper, ceramic artist & writer, interviewed
at the V&A in January 2001, discussing a ceramic bull
made by William Newland. The bull was one of a number of
objects from the V&A's 20th century ceramics collection
which were discussed.
(Duration of clip 45 seconds, file-size 2.11MB)
Malone, ceramic artist, interviewed in the Geffrye
Museum on 9th December 2002. Kate is talking about a table
made for the exhibition, 'Ceramic Rooms' which featured
a 'room' made by Malone and one by Edmund de Waal.
(Duration of clip 53 seconds, file-size 2.44MB)
Partridge, wood artist, filmed using a blow torch
to scorch the surface of an oak bowl. The interview was funded
by the Crafts Council as part of their 'Show5' project. Go
to the latest news page for further
(Duration of clip 41 seconds, file-size 1.5MB)
Partridge, wood artist, talking about how the technique
of scorching came about in his work. The interview took place
on 4th February 2003.
(Duration of clip 54 seconds, file-size 2.51MB)
Sutton, textile artist, was interviewed at her
home in Arundel on 30th April 2003. Like the Partridge
interview, it was funded by the Crafts Council as part
of their 'Show5' project. Sutton is describing a piece
of her work.
(Duration of clip 32 seconds, file-size 1.5MB)
Buck was a technical instructor in the print department
at the Faculty of Art , Media & Design at the University
of the West of England. He was interviewed at Bower Ashton
on 28th April 1998. Len died on new Years Day 2004, following
a long illness. Click here to find
out more about Len.
(Duration of clip 25 seconds, file size 1.19MB)
Hughes was Director of NEVAC from 1992 until his
untimely death in October 2000. In this clip filmed in the
autumn of 1998, Mike is explaining how the idea for NEVAC
came about. Click here to read
(Duration of clip 37 seconds, file size 1.72MB)
will find below a selection of clips from audio recordings
in the archive.
of the audio recordings are in MP3 compression format and
are kept small to reduce the time it takes for you to download
them. All of the clips are taken from interviews conducted
over several hours.
de Waal was interviewed on 30th August 2005
discussing his Arcanum exhibition at the National Museum & Gallery,
Cardiff. For more information on this interview click
here for Edmund de Waal discussing the beginnings of the
(This clip is 3 minutes 15 seconds and the file size is 2.98MB)
here for Edmund de Waal discussing his 'porcelain wall'
in the exhibition.
(This clip is 2 minutes 30 seconds and the file size is 2.29MB)
Clark is discussing the work of William Newland,
Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette. During the 1950's
their work was bright and colourful, in stark contrast
to the ceramics of Bernard Leach. Clark is a renowned
ceramist, writer and educator who worked with Newland
and Vergette at the Central School of Art in the 1950's.
here for Kenneth Clark, (interviewed in 1998).