Three crafts people describe their work and some of the pleasure and problems that go with a life centred on making things. David Boston is a jeweller working in steel and bother non-precious metals. He is very aware of the versatility of the techs open to him but anxious not to lose sight of his prime inspiration, the way in which jewellery realties to the human body. He is shown making an oval bracelet in mild steel. Pauline Solven is a glass maker who combines making one-off pieces with the production of a range of functional drink king vessels for wider distribution. The different stages of working one of her glass bowls are shown and the film shows the speed at which the glass maker must work and the instant decisions which are necessary. Janice Tchalenko is a potter who is working to bring back a free style of decoration to a studio pottery tradition which has for some time, undervalued this aspect. She combines strong throwing and technical skill with refreshing use of colour and pattern. She is shown decorating a jug with a lightness and speed which belies her control and expertise.
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