Shaped By Danish hands

Denmark, 1947

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Illustrates the work of Danish craftsmen in the making of pottery, furniture, toys, silverware, etc. Begins by showing ceramic workers making pottery and earthenware and then describes some of the experiments in design and in the use if new types of glazes by various artists. Examples of ceramic ware of the foremost artists in Denmark are shown. Prominent furniture designers are then shown at work and examples of designs of modern furniture, including types suitable for mass production are illustrated. Designs for wooden toys are shown too. Concludes by showing how artists plan new designs in silver and how silversmiths fashion articles from their designs.


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Government Film Committee of Denmark

Minerva Film



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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Denmark

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Ceramics

Crafts & Visual Arts → Design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Furniture design

Crafts & Visual Arts → Furniture designers

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Crafts & Visual Arts → Pottery

Short films

Short films → Short films - Denmark




Black and White


16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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