The Leach Pottery, St Ives

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 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 Leach Pottery Studio, Museum and Gallery continue developing Bernard Leach's historic legacy.

Unique Exhibitions

If you're visiting us, be sure to see Joanna Wason: Slipware-Stoneware-Porcelain in the Museum Gallery and Bernard Leach: Artist in the Cube Gallery. Also, keep an eye out for our forthcoming exhibition Emmanuel Cooper: Connections & Contrasts.