James & Tilla are award winning studio potters based in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Their partnership combines James’s making skills with Tilla’s love of colour and design. Their practice is rooted in the production of thrown tableware, using both stoneware and porcelain clay bodies.
The film has been produced by Handbuilt Films and shot and edited by Nicholas Bennett, an independent film maker focussed on extracting the essence of occupation from artisan processes. This video shows the in-depth, precise processes involved in the craft of James and Tilla, whilst taking you on a mesmeric journey through their pottery studio. MUG emphasise the close natural sounds of James and Tilla's world, to create a captivating, and at times abstract reflection of their art.