Interview with Hilary Young at the V&A -new film

During the research and planning stage of the Made In Bow project, Rosamond Murdoch, Nunnery Gallery Director, met with Hilary Young, who is the Senior Curator for Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  Not only did Hilary provide invaluable insight to Bow Porcelain, he also submitted an essay on Bow Porcelain, which was used in the Made In Bow exhibition pamphlet.

As part of the documentation of the Made In Bow project, three artist films were made by filmmaker Emma Crouch, profiling Mathew Weir, Lizzie Cannon and Felicity Hammond. In addition to this, the various aspects of the Made In Bow project have continued to be documented throughout the project.  As part of this, Hilary kindly agreed to be interviewed by Emma and talk more in depth about Bow Porcelain whilst showing some of the pieces in the vast collection at the V&A.  Subjects covered in the interview included why Bow Porcelain is important to the developments in ceramics, who were the artists working in the factory, and the kinds of people who owned Bow Porcelain. In fact, there was so much fascinating information discussed, that it was decided there was enough to make a short film of just his interview, which you can watch below.