Sunday, February 14, 2010

Seven Minutes of Isaac Button at His Wheel

Taken in 1965, this is a black and white video of Isaac Button (England) throwing cup after cup with regular rhythm and speed. (Note: It helps that he has someone else to wedge his clay and take the ware from him as it is done!) His aura is calm- check out the pipe, the whole demeanor. His fingers are capable. Watching this is mesmerizing and soothing. He died about 30 years ago; it is very cool to have this footage of him at work.

Click on the title of this post to watch the video.

As an odd aside, he is missing part or all of his left pinkie. I hadn't noticed that till I just re-watched this video. Is pottery-making hazardous to the limbs? Holy moly, I hope not.

Back to pack for my trip!

1 comment:

  1. What a nice video, the music carries you through the entire film. I am always in awe when I see someone throw clay like that. I'm surprised that he had a electric wheel at that time.