The Great Glasgow Pottery Tale

I wrote this short film for Glasgow Door’s Open Day 2021. It visits the sites of four of Glasgow’s largest industrial export potteries which tell the extraordinary story of Glasgow's pottery industry. Using the building of the new Sighthill Bridge, as a way to connect past to present, it establishes Glasgow as a major producer and exporter of ceramics during the 19th Century with a truly global trade network. The film identifies the lost sites of the potteries which were situated along the banks of the Forth and Clyde Monkland Canals that now lie under the M8, and for the first time reunites pieces made with their historic factory sites.