PotterPainterPoet explores the artistic collaboration between potter Paul Tebble, painter Anne Gilchrist and poet Elizabeth Burns which led to an Edinburgh Festival exhibition in 2015. It reflects the ongoing conversation between the work of three artists, , who were inspired by each others' art forms, their depth of feeling for the natural world and our human connection with it.
The film is dedicated to Elzabeth Burns who died three weeks after the opening of the exhibition in August 2015.
‘… these artworks create delicate balances and evoke the pathos of ephemeral
things…but more than this, the exhibition speaks of creativity … of new life springing from
ancient rootstocks… of marvelling at the forms of nature both tiny and colossal..’
Yvonne Reddick writing in A Potter, a Painter and a Poet, the book of the collaboration
‘The film was an unexpected highlight of Tulliallan for me: it was poetic and beautiful
and showed the creative connection of the 3 collaborators and the filmmaker. It also illustrated
what can happen when creative makers work together: as in this case the results can transcend
the individuals and become even more…’
Fran Marquis review from the Scottish Potters Association
The film’s premiere was held during the exhibition at StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in
St Andrews in March 2016 and has been screened by the Scottish Potters Association, the Wigton Book
festival and at the University of Central Lancashire to mark the launch of the book , A Potter, A Painter
and a Poet which beautifully illustrates and reflects on the creative process of the artists.