Jeff Oestreich & Pat Burns
Nov
1
6:00 pm18:00

Jeff Oestreich & Pat Burns

Join Jeff Oestreich and Pat Burns for the opening of their exhibition at the Leach Pottery.  This comes at the end of their month long residency.

There will also be an opportunity to see the newly restored fireplace alight in the old workshop and to watch a short film on the fireplace restoration.

Sep
26
10:30 am10:30

Warren MacKenzie – An American Potter in St. Ives (Film)

  • Porthmeor Studio, Borlase Smart Room
Warren MacKenzie at the Leach Pottery, St Ives 2013

Warren MacKenzie at the Leach Pottery, St Ives 2013

Warren MacKenzie, celebrated American potter, was apprenticed to Bernard Leach from 1949-1952. This hour-long film captures his return to the Leach Pottery in September 2013 - the place which defined his philosophy as a potter. His vivid memories, deep affection for Bernard and above all, Warren’s honesty and humour shine through - a man who loves making pots.

Made by On the Beach Productions

 

 

 

 

£5.50. Tickets available online from www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk or from St Ives Visitor Information Centre, Street An Pol, TR26 2DS Tel: 0905 252 2250

 

Sep
23
1:00 pm13:00

Bernard Leach and the Studio Pottery Movement of British Columbia (Talk) by Alex Lambley

  • St Ives Arts Club

Thinking of his four Canadian apprentices, John Reeve, Glenn Lewis, Mick Henry and Ian Steele, Bernard Leach once said that he had ‘a hope of something in Canada.’ The Studio Pottery movement of British Columbia was the result. PhD researcher Alex Lambley presents new research on Leach’s philosophy and practice and its transnational reception in the 1960s and 70s.  

£5.50. Tickets available online from www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk or from St Ives Visitor Information Centre, Street An Pol, TR26 2DS Tel: 0905 252 2250

Britta Wengeler Kiln Opening
Sep
20
11:00 am11:00

Britta Wengeler Kiln Opening

  • The Leach Pottery Carpark

As part of the Cornwall Ceramics Trail 2014, Leach production potter Britta Wengeler will be holding a public kiln opening of her own work.  Come and buy Britta's pots direct from the kiln.

Sep
15
1:00 pm13:00

The Young & Beautiful: Michael Cardew, Modern Pots, Colonialism and the Counterculture (Talk) by Tanya Harrod

  • St Ives Arts Club

Tanya Harrod, author of the award-winning biography of Michael Cardew ‘The Last Sane Man’, talks about one of the most remarkable craftsmen of the 20th century. Cardew was a man of paradox who ended his days a ceramic magus, his pottery at Wenford Bridge, Cornwall an outpost of the counterculture and a haven for disaffected youth. 

£5.50. Tickets available online from www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk or from St Ives Visitor Information Centre, Street An Pol, TR26 2DS Tel: 0905 252 2250

 

Philip Leach Residency at the Leach Pottery
Sep
13
Sep 18

Philip Leach Residency at the Leach Pottery

  • The Leach Pottery
DSC_6115 Low Res.jpg

During the first week of the St Ives September Festival, potter Philip Leach - grandson of Bernard and son of Michael Leach - will be resident in the old pottery workshop making  a new 'Owl Charger' for the restored fireplace at the Leach Pottery.

Philip came to pottery 35 years ago and particularly enjoys the methods of decorating in traditional slipware.  The original Owl Charger which once graced the Leach mantelpiece has long since disappeared and Philip has accepted the challenge to respond to this historic piece, made by his grandfather, and create his own Charger to mark the relighting of the fire this autumn and the reopening of the old workshop as a working pottery studio.

Philip will be giving a talk on Thursday 18th September from 1pm to 3pm. Entry free - please book in advance on 01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com

Sep
13
Sep 27

Cornwall Ceramics Trail 2014

Timed to coincide with the St Ives September Festival 2014, from Saturday 13th to Saturday 27th September the second Cornwall Ceramics Trail will see potters and ceramicists opening up their working studios to the public. Throughout the event fans of contemporary Cornish pottery will have a unique opportunity to meet and engage with ceramicists, see them at work in their pottery studios and purchase works direct. 

Cornwall Ceramics Trail 2014 artists are: 
Jane Adams
Ben Barker
Samme Charlesworth 
Sarah Dunstan 
Bee Duxbury
Michel François
Russell Gibbs
Sam Hall 
Nic Harrison
Rebecca Harvey
Rick Henham
Charlotte Jones
Lincoln Kirby Bell
Tim Lake
Hannah Lawrence
Richard Phethean
Amanda Ray
Carol Scott
Linda Styles
John & Gemma Swan
Peter Swanson
Louise Thompson
Roelof Uys 
Britta Wengeler

Cornwall Ceramics Trail is funded by Arts Council England and sponsored by the Leach Pottery.

Ashley Howard & Risa Ohgi Talk
Sep
12
1:00 pm13:00

Ashley Howard & Risa Ohgi Talk

  • The Leach Pottery

To mark the opening of the collaborative exhibition 'Shima Kara Shima E' at the Leach Pottery on Saturday 13th September, Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi will be giving a talk in the museum.  Entry is free but advance booking is recommended due to limited spaces.  

Heritage Open Days at the Leach Pottery - 11th to 14th Sept
Sep
11
Sep 14

Heritage Open Days at the Leach Pottery - 11th to 14th Sept

  • The Leach Pottery

Free admission to the Museum on:

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th September

Tours at 11am on Thursday and Friday

Demonstrations and Have-A-Go Sessions in the old pottery on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am - 2pm

Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday - buy work direct from the potters

Philip Leach working in the old Pottery on Saturday and Sunday

The Leach Pottery is open Monday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm

Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

SECONDS SALE

Buy your Leach Pottery tableware seconds every Saturday throughout the summer. Grab a bargain!

Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
27
10:30 am10:30

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
26
2:00 pm14:00

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
26
10:30 am10:30

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
23
10:00 am10:00

SECONDS SALE

Buy your Leach Pottery tableware seconds every Saturday throughout the summer. Grab a bargain!

Aug
20
2:00 pm14:00

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
20
10:30 am10:30

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
19
2:00 pm14:00

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
19
10:30 am10:30

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • The Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
16
10:00 am10:00

SECONDS SALE

Buy your Leach Pottery tableware seconds every Saturday throughout the summer. Grab a bargain!

Aug
13
2:00 pm14:00

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • Clore Learning Studio, Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Aug
13
10:30 am10:30

Clay Days - Family Creative Sessions

  • Clore Learning Studio, Leach Pottery

Join us for family friendly creative sessions at the Leach Pottery, where your child can enjoy hands-on making activities during the school holidays.

Ages 6 - 12, £6 per child per workshop, or £5 for multiple bookings.  Parents get messy for free!

Only 12 places on each workshop, so booking and pre-payment is required to secure your place.

01736 799703 or email office@leachpottery.com 

Jun
13
1:00 pm13:00

Joe Finch - talk and demonstration

Free talk and demonstration by potter Joe Finch

Joe Finch started his career as a potter in 1964 apprenticed to his father Ray Finch at Winchcombe Pottery.  Whilst learning the more obvious skills such as throwing, glazing and firing, he developed a natural eye for strong, functional forms, and the flexibility to produce pots that people will both want and be able to afford.  In 1968 he travelled to Africa with his partner Trudi where he was sponsored to establish Kolonyama Pottery, Lesotho’s first studio pottery. On their return Joe and Trudi worked again at Winchcombe until 1973 when they moved to Appin in North West Scotland to set up their own pottery. The proximity of a sawmill persuaded Joe to use wood as a fuel. His love and fascination of wood firing continues and is now characteristic of his work. In 1980 he was invited to co-manage the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop for six months. They moved to Wales in 1984 living first in New Radnor, Powys and then on to West Wales where they work today making practical, unassuming, stoneware pots for every day use: dishes, bowls, jugs and plates, pots for cooking and serving food, vases for flowers.

 

 

Jun
9
Jun 11

Kiln Building Workshop with Joe Finch

Joe Finch is running a 2-3 day kiln building workshop at the Leach Pottery June 9, 10 & 11. There are limited spaces available so early booking is essential - £195 per person. 01736 799703 office@leachpottery.com. For more details of Joe's work visit his website www.joefinchkilns.co.uk 

Mike Dodd: Demonstration
Feb
14
1:00 pm13:00

Mike Dodd: Demonstration

To open his solo exhibition at the Leach Pottery Mike Dodd will give a demonstration in Bernard Leach's old studio. Places are limited so advanced booking is recommended. £15 (£12 members). Call 01736 799703.

Nov
16
1:00 pm13:00

Phil Rogers: Talk & Demonstration

To launch his solo exhibition at the Leach Pottery Phil Rogers is presenting an illustrated talk and demonstration in Bernard Leach's old studio. Places are limited so advanced booking is recommended. £15 (£12 members)

Photo by Ben Boswell

Photo by Ben Boswell