Homemaker - 1950s Ceramic Design Classic
Homemaker. This is a fascinating story of a mass produced 1950s ceramic design; printed on earthenware and produced exclusively for Woolworths. Its was cheap; and so popular that it remained in production for 13 years. This documentary charts how Homemaker became an icon of the 1950s and one of the most popular of modern collectables. It is set against the context of design and technological progress in the 1950s.The story is told by designer of Homemaker - Enid Seeney - who shows all the draft stages of its original design. Bob Kelsall; who engraved the original printing plates; explains the new printing technology which Homemaker was designed far. Collector Peter Davis gives a guide to the range of ceramic pieces and rarer items. Ceramicist Helen Johannessen shows her present day homage to Homemaker. Rare archive film footage shows pottery production in the 1950s.This DVD also includes a Bonus Item: A Complete archive film: The Story of Spode.