A huge 'thank you' to the outgoing and a warm 'hello' to the incoming. 2020 and 2021 are years that have seen many changes and shifts. At Leach Pottery we have striven to maintain consistency and deliver as much of our usual programme of activities as well as our planned 100 Project as possible. Helping … Continue reading Leach Trustee Update
A celebration of 100 years of friendship and collaboration as we welcome the Japanese Prime Minister and his delegation to St Ives for the G7 Summit Shoji Hamada sitting in front of Old Pottery fireplace. © Courtesy of the Bernard Leach Estate. Image kindly provided by the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts First … Continue reading Shoji Hamada & Bernard Leach, St Ives & Japan: An Enduring Friendship
Kim was 84 years old when he died at his home in Gunma Prefecture, Japan on May 22nd, 2021. We are deeply saddened by this news and invite you to read the tribute below by Marty Gross of Marty Gross Film Productions Inc. & The Mingei Film Archive. Kim was the editor of The Unknown Craftsman by … Continue reading Kim Schuefftan, former Arts Editor at Kodansha International publishers has died.
It's incredibly exciting when someone shares 'new' photographs and documents with us. Thanks to a surprise email from Fraser Donachie and his willingness to share his postcard find with us, we have a wonderful image and story to share with you...
In 2019 artist Simon Bayliss was awarded the Leach Pottery Travel Bursary to attend a mini-apprenticeship at Clayworks in Dumfries, Scotland. One year on, Simon looks back at his experience in Scotland and explores how it has influenced his practice today.
By Julia Ellen Lancaster, Leach 100 Residency artist 01/02/21 It’s been one month since concluding the Leach 100 Residency. It seems obvious to say but now more than ever, in lockdown #3, finding ways to share your experience and engage with others, even for introverts like myself, feels important and can help evaluate the benefit … Continue reading Blues, Post Residency
by Julia Ellen Lancaster Leach 100 Residency Artist Julia Ellen Lancaster writes about her journey so far, three weeks into her Leach 100 Artist's Residency based at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives. 17.12.20 Almost three weeks into the Leach 100 Residency and I’ve been visiting the Leach Pottery Museum for short periods of time thanks to … Continue reading Blue Veins and Blue Skies
Leach 100 artist, Julia Ellen Lancaster, reflects on her influences and encounters with the Leach Pottery’s legacy as she embarks upon her month-long residency at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives.
Gary Topp As the new Chair of Trustees at the Leach I wanted to share a few thoughts on the role and the organisation and introduce myself to colleagues, supporters and the many people that contribute to keeping the organisation and the legacy alive. As with everything it’s a team effort and myself and fellow … Continue reading Gary Topp, the new Chair of Trustees at the Leach Pottery muses on his new role
100 years ago today (28 August 2020), the youngest of Bernard and Muriel Leach's children were born. Twins Jessamine and Betty made their appearance only 4 days after the Leach family relocated to England after a long boat trip from Japan. Below is an account of their lives written by Jessamine's son, David Kendall, along … Continue reading The Hidden Twin Daughters