The Leach Pottery in St Ives is considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world.
A new museum has been created on site to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year featuring work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.
The Leach Restoration Project has acquired, restored and developed the site and its buildings in order to make them fully accessible to the general public and usable by a new generation of potters. The project celebrates the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach through the preservation of the old pottery and, importantly, through the living work of a contemporary working pottery.