Michael Ruh


Handmade by BBC Four

WORKING COPY. Shot by BAFTA and RTS Award Winner film-maker Ian Denyer and commissioned by the BBC, this is a 30 minute film shot with no narrative and only using and emphasising the sound of the working environment and the sounds of making. The film shows the process of making one piece – a summer pitcher, from the opening firing up of the heating drum to the finished piece. additions? IS this only the first part?

Director of Photography – Andrew Muggleton

Sound Recordist – David Harcombe

Winner of 

Top 5 Rating BBC shows of 2015
Winner RTS, Best Arts series 2016
RTS Scotland Best Arts Series
Guild of Cameraman: Gold Award
Shortlisted - 2016 Grierson Awards: Best Art Series


Jug Handle

Michael Ruh gives an in depth look at the forming and placing of the handle on a summer pitcher. This film shows the detail of crucial timing and craftsmanship in production.

World Seen Through Glass

Michaels take on what he makes, how he makes and why. He hopes people will use his objects in the everyday.

Coloured Glass

How we colour our glass and where it comes from.

Blow by Blow

Shortened version of of the BBC Short film