28 November 2015 to 16 January 2016
Throughout the Christmas period and into the New Year, the Leach Pottery presents an exhibition of new work by fellow slipware potters Douglas Fitch and Hannah McAndrew. Both long established in their field, they have exhibited and lectured together in Japan and throughout the USA. In 2013 they became partners both in business and in love, and were married in May of 2015, to the delight of the British pottery community. They now share their time between Hannah’s studio in a quiet corner of rural Galloway, Scotland, and Douglas’ studio in Mid Devon.
Having developed their practice from similar influences, their works are nevertheless clearly distinct from one
another. The essential elements of Hannah’s work come from her love of pots with a purpose, pots for use in the
kitchen or at the dining table. Her pieces take their influence from English country pottery and medieval
earthenware, and draw on the rich heritage of British slipware.
Douglas’ pots, predominantly large jugs, are thrown on the wheel and simply decorated with appliqué decoration or sgrafitto, using traditional slips made from local materials. They too draw influence from the work of the medieval English potters and the tradition of slip decorated pottery prevalent in this country until the early 20th century. All works are for sale.