The Leach Pottery St Ives

Video commissioned by St Ives Holidays

St Ives TV would like to thank the production team at the Leach Pottery for helping the production of this video. Julia Twomlow, Roelof Uys, Britta Wengeler, Callum Trudgeon, Laura Crossland and Ian Morrison.

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Hamada Shoji, the Leach Pottery is among the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years it has forged the shape of studio pottery production in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices from across the world have come to the Leach Pottery to train, creating a uniquely international environment in the heart of Cornwall, and maintaining the pottery’s creative principle of East/West exchange. Today the newly restored Leach Pottery studio, museum and gallery are continuing the development of Bernard Leach’s historic legacy.

The Leach Pottery’s new studio was built in 2008 and houses our skilled team of production potters, Roelof Uys, Kat Wheeler, and Britta Wengeler who make our new tableware range under the guidance of Lead Potter, John Bedding.  The team is assisted by a 12-month volunteer pottery apprentice; our 2013-14 volunteer is Tinni Arora from India.

In addition, the studio regularly hosts visiting students and interns from countries around the world including Japan, Taiwan, USA, Canada, India, Germany, France, Austria and Italy.

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The Leach Pottery St Ives

The Leach Pottery St Ives

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