Carley’s Bridge Potteries – No. 19
This film features the workings of Ireland’s oldest pottery, in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, founded by two brothers called ‘Kerley’ in 1659. The process starts with the digging and curing of clay. We see Paddy Murphy, whose family has worked there for generations, hand-throwing flowerpots, and large decorative earthenware vessels with his strong, skillful hands. The dry pots are stacked in coal-fired beehive kilns for the dramatic firing process. From start to finish it takes a week. Made in 1980.
Commentary- Ray Mc Anally; Music- Jolyon Jackson; Paddy Glacken & Matt Molloy; Running time – 26 minutes