Monday, 1 September 2008
Thank you Ron for posting this on your blog. This is a remarkable documentary, I was hoping one day that it would appear on YouTube.
Issac Button was the last country potter working at the Soil Hill Pottery in Halifax. I think that in its heyday the Soil Hill pottery employed fifteen potters.
The film was made in 1965 by the late Robert Fournier who died back in January and John Anderson.
It was Fournier's intention to return the following year to record the soundtrack, but sadly Issac Button passed away. It's a wonderful piece of historical footage, the skills of these potters was extraordinary.
The full film is amazing, showing everything from digging the clay to firing and unpacking the kiln.