Craft/Potting/Bookbinding Practice Film
16mm film Colour Mute 1960s 3:57
Summary: Craft/Potting/Bookbinding practice at the Northumberland Heath Secondary Modern School, Bexley
Title number: 1484
Description: A man slams some clay onto a flat surface, then spins it on a pottery wheel to make a tall pot. Another man shaves the top of a large piece of wood, then chips away at it with a chisel and hammer, before drilling into the top of it. Another man uses a hammer to stick the edges of a book together, before placing it into a vice, then shaves off the edges. He then feeds pieces of paper one by one into a machine that goes up and down.
We then see a teenage boy wearing a dirty white apron flattening a large piece of clay, before placing a large bowl-shaped object on top then covering it all up with a big sheet of plastic.
Keywords: Craft; Potting; Bookbinding; Northumberland Heath; Secondary Boys School
Locations: United Kingdom; England; Bexley; Avenue Road; Northumberland Heath Secondary Modern School; Erith School