SECONDS SALE

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

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 

  • The Leach Pottery (map)

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 

  • The Leach Pottery (map)

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 

  • The Leach Pottery (map)

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 

  • The Leach Pottery (map)

SECONDS SALE

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

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

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

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

  • The Leach Pottery (map)
Ashley Howard & Risa Ohgi Talk

Ashley Howard & Risa Ohgi Talk

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.  

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Philip Leach Residency at the Leach Pottery

Philip Leach Residency at the Leach Pottery

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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

  • The Leach Pottery (map)

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

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

 

  • St Ives Arts Club (map)
Britta Wengeler Kiln Opening

Britta Wengeler Kiln Opening

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.

  • The Leach Pottery Carpark (map)

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

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

  • St Ives Arts Club (map)

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

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

 

  • Porthmeor Studio, Borlase Smart Room (map)