Museum Exhibitions: Entrance Gallery
The Leach Pottery has two museum exhibition areas: the Entrance and Cube Galleries. In the Entrance Gallery you can see pieces from our permanent collection including works by Bernard Leach, Janet Leach, David Leach, Shoji Hamada, William Marshall, Michael Cardew, and Kenneth Quick. Entry is free and you can even see our latest selling exhibition too.
Museum Exhibitions: Cube Gallery - Bernard Leach: Artist
The Cube Gallery is part of our museum tour and it's where we host our specialist exhibitions. The current exhibition, until 17th May 2015, is Bernard Leach:Artist. This exhibition, with text by Prof. Simon Olding, explores the depth and breadth of Bernard Leach the Artist: painter and printmaker, writer, designer, collector and potter.
Dr Emmanuel Cooper OBE, 1938-2012, was a distinguished craftsperson, curator, writer, teacher and broadcaster. His pots are represented in numerous public and private collections, both in the UK and overseas. He authored nearly thirty books and was the founder and editor of one of the world’s leading craft magazines, Ceramic Review. For over a decade, Emmanuel Cooper was visiting Professor of Ceramics and Glass at London’s Royal College of Art, and a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He was appointed OBE for his services to art in 2002.
We're delighted to present this major exhibition of Emmanuel’s ceramics. It will be a fitting recognition of Emmanual’s place in the story of studio ceramics and a timely return to the gallery where he curated the first exhibition that marked the re-opening of the Leach Pottery, as a musuem, in 2008.
Emmanuel Cooper: Connections & Contrasts: 13th June to 6th September 2015.