Belleek Potteries – No. 20
This is an hour-long film, made to celebrate Beleek’s 150 year anniversary. It features the history and work of Belleek Potteries, one of Ireland’s best-loved companies. Using the native kaolin clay and feldspar (flint clay & shale), the craftspeople of Belleek have produced fine Parian china and Earthenware in Co. Fermanagh since 1857. We see the making of delicate floral baskets, figurines and decorative pieces in slip-cast Parian china, using skilled techniques such as fettling and modelling. The rich history of Belleek Potteries is seen in the museum examples shown in the film. Made in 1987.
Commentary- Benedict Kiely; Music- Jolyon Jackson; Running time – 1 hour