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
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.
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
To celebrate and honour 100 years of the Leach Pottery, Lead Potter Roelof Uys is crafting a new Limited Edition range of 1200 pieces of tableware. The first 100 Limited Edition Yunomi are now available to buy exclusively through the Leach Pottery website. Below, Roelof explains why he has chosen the humble but elegant yunomi to launch the … Continue reading Leach Pottery Limited Edition Centenary Range Launches with the Yunomi
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