This page includes a small number of video and audio clips edited from interviews in the archive as well as an online version of the catalogue of videos published on CD-ROM in 1999.

The following 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 e-mail

If 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 page.

Elizabeth Turrell Elizabeth 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)
Amal Ghosh Amal 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)
Alison Liley Alison 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)
Christine Risley Christine 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)

Caroline 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 2002.
(Duration of clip 42 seconds, file-size 1.55MB)

Emmanuel 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)

Kate 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)

Jim 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 details.
(Duration of clip 41 seconds, file-size 1.5MB)
Jim 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)

Ann 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)

Len Buck Len 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)
Mike Hughes, autumn 1998 Mike 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 Mike's obituary.
(Duration of clip 37 seconds, file size 1.72MB)


You will find below a selection of clips from audio recordings in the archive.

All 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.

  • Edmund 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

Click here for Edmund de Waal discussing the beginnings of the 'Arcanum' exhibition.
(This clip is 3 minutes 15 seconds and the file size is 2.98MB)

Click 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)

  • William Newland was famous in the 1950's for his brightly coloured earthenwares, many of which were made for the coffee bars which were springing up all over London. He worked with Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette on man yof hte designs and in the following three clips he discusses their work form the 1950's.

    Click here for William Newland discussing coffee bar design, (interviewed in 1994).

    Click here for William Newland discussing coffee bar commissions & patrons.

    Click here for William Newland discussing working with patrons and architects.
  • Kenneth 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.

    Click here for Kenneth Clark, (interviewed in 1998).
  • Ken Stradling was Director of the Guild shop in Bristol, famous for its displays of contemporary craftwork. He was interviewed for the archive on 12 July 1996.

    Click here for Ken Stradling discussing his time in the army.

  • Sidney Tustin worked at Winchcombe Pottery, Gloucestershire, for over fifty years. During his time under the potters Michael Cardew and later, Ray Finch, Tustin made over a million pots. Click below for a selection of audio recordings:

    Click here for Tustin discussing Cardew's African pots.

    Click here for Tustin discussing pots he would like to have made.