A Voyage from East to West: Leach and Hamada’s Journey to England, June 1920

Author: Rachel Viney, Historical Story Researcher at the Leach Pottery Past and present meet – in some surprising ways – in this account of the sea voyage that brought Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada to Britain 100 years ago In June 1920, the cargo-passenger steamer NYK Kamo Maru set sail from the Japanese port of … Continue reading A Voyage from East to West: Leach and Hamada’s Journey to England, June 1920

Making A Teabowl: A Sensory Journey

Here, Helen Lee provides some fascinating insights into being a volunteer with the Leach Pottery, working alongside the Sensory Trust and our Wednesday Wanderers group - a creative ceramics project for people with dementia and their carers. This voluntary work helped Helen combine her love of ceramics with her background in psychotherapy to reach some … Continue reading Making A Teabowl: A Sensory Journey