Ceramike - Background Information

Michael Casson - YouTube Videos - The Craft of the Potter

Michael Casson - Bread crock Michael Casson - Bowl Michael Casson - Monumental jug

As well as being a highly skilled potter, Mick was a great communicator who reached his largest audience when he wrote and presented the The Craft of the Potter, a BBC2 series first transmitted in 1976. Mick set about demystifying the craft of the potter with a series of practical demonstrations assisted by guest potters including David Leach, Alan Caiger-Smith, Walter Keeler and Mary Rogers.

Some extracts of the programmes have been placed on YouTube, you can view them by clicking on the links below.

The Craft of the Potter
BBC Books

York Museums Trust