For over 40 years, Canadian film-maker Marty Gross has collected and restored films featuring Bernard Leach, the Leach Legacy, and the development of the Mingei (Folk Craft) Movement in Japan.
Marty, a frequent visitor to the Leach Pottery, made a significant contribution to the 2018 St Ives September Festival by showing a number of films he has recently been working on.
Porthmeor Studios: 11 September
Working at The Leach Pottery, Unseen Sequences from 'The Art of the Potter' 1970, Commentary by John Bedding (2017), 14:00-15:00 hours (free)
Bernard Leach and Mingei , 1530-1630 hours (ticket required)
Warren MacKenzie Films the Leach Pottery & Visit to the Leach Pottery, 1973 - A Film by Kim Schuefftan and Sekiji Toshio with commentary by John Bedding, 16:30-17:30 hours (free).
Leach Pottery: 12 September
Drop-in talk/conversations and film showings (entrance to the Museum required) throughout the morning in the Cube Gallery, 10:00-13:00 hours, focussing on pottery making in Japan and Korea, with various films on pottery making from the Mingei Film Archive:
- Onggi Pottery Making from ‘In the Land of the Morning Calm’ 1925
- Mashiko Village Pottery 1937
- Mingei in Okinawa 1940
- Hamada Shoji in Mashiko 1950
- Interview with Hamada Shoji.