Roger Michell talks candidly to Richard Parrington about the WalkingWare and the influences on his life as a leading designer, artist and potter. Wit and good fun guaranteed. NEW From Richard Parrington
THE WALKING WARE. New DVD.
Rare footage and conversation from
The Architect of British
Style in the 1980s. Kings Road Gallery
owner and patron of young
Designers. Chris has total recall of the events of the period. Chris did more than anyone to foster the crafts and the talents of the new designers. His factory in Stoke on Trent was known as Rising Hawk. Interviewed at his beautiful Sussex farmhouse, Chris has some opinions to share about the complacency of a once powerful pottery industry. Chris talks with passion and insight about the failings of the big wigs, and the vibrant energy of the craftsmen and women whose skills are now sadly lost.
Roger Michell talks candidly to Richard Parrington about the WalkingWare and the influences on his life as a leading designer, artist and potter. Wit and good fun guaranteed.
Roger Michell with “Whose seen my little Willy” teapot
Roger tells the story of his life as a potter, in a series of amusing anecdotes. His vivid memories of Bernard Leach and teenage apprenticeships are captured on this DVD.
Danka in her Studio
In North Cornwall. Danka kindly provided some great pictures and interviews. Her contribution to the WalkingWare and her work with the paintresses of Carlton Ware, Stoke on Trent is of great interest to the students and the collectors of the WalkingWare.
The Story of the most successful teapot of the 1980s Featuring the
Influential characters of the period
Roger Michell, Danka Napiorkowska,
And the legendary architect of British style Christopher Strangeways.
Richard Parrington has archived this
dynamic period in contemporary Ceramic history.
The Walking Ware was a phenomenon, It opened the gates for the new generation of teapot designers Parrington, Cardew, Bibby, Titcombe, Carter etc, who fed the worldwide teapot collecting frenzy with new outrageous products from their studios and potteries?
This DVD is an absolute must for fans of the genre. It shows the historical connection between the creative energy of the 1960s and the fading influence of Stoke on Trent and the demise of a great industry. Sit back and enjoy this unique view of the people involved with the Walking Ware.