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Pre-production, research.

Capturing and remastering VHS archive material

Initial filming in The Sheds



Interview with Maurice Barrett













Interview with Emily Gardiner



Interview with Prof Martin Smith

Interview with David Whiting


Out Of The Tub

A documentary about the life and work

of ceramist R J Washington

Featuring rare, archive footage and exclusive material filmed inside his studio, this film gives an genuine insight into the work of this trailblazing ceramist.

Diary of a documentary

'Out of the Tub' has been a mammoth undertaking for all involved. We're almost there.


The Washington Foundation would like to thank all those who have contributed their time and energy to the project.



Maurice Barrett

Emily Gardiner

Alun Graves

Clive Martin

Anatol Orient

Professor Martin Smith

Olivia L Washington

Su Lupasco Washington

David Whiting



And those who helped in the research:


Contemporary Ceramics Centre

Royal College of Art

Victoria and Albert Museum

Marshall Colman

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'We waited to make a documentary which would explore Bob's life and work and illuminate the ceramic world, as it was and as it is now.


So much has changed since Bob threw his first pots. His journey was unique; he walked a narrow path line between art and craft - two worlds he aspired to unite through his ideas.


During his lifetime, craft galleries considered his work to be Fine Art. Whilst Fine Art galleries considered his work to be craft. It seemed difficult to imagine now how challenging his work was to curators, dealers and the wider ceramic community.'

filmmaker Clive A Martin.



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Interview with Anatol Orient










The project is now in post production.










Su, Olivia and Bob




This thirty-two minute film gives a rare insight into Bob's working techniques and includes archive footage as well as interviews with Alun Graves (see photo), Martin Smith (Royal College of Art) and David Whiting (writer and critic).


There's also an interview with contemporary ceramist Emily Gardiner. Like Bob, she too is an RCA graduate, and was able to explain the College's distinct approach to ceramics.



'He represented part of a very exciting and new  generation of artists...' - Alun Graves, Curator of

Ceramics and Glass, V & A Museum

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'Out Of The Tub' - Cast and Crew Screening


It was wonderful to see so many faces and fans from the world of ceramics at the London premiere of 'Out of the Tub'.

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