PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OLD POTTERY IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR ESSENTIAL REPAIRS UNTIL END FEBRUARY 2014. THE REST OF THE SITE IS OPEN AS USUAL.
Visitors to the Leach Pottery can see the old pottery workshop built in 1920, including what is believed to be the first Japanese climbing kiln in the western world. The kiln was in continuous use for over 50 years until the middle 1970s. The studio resonates with the memories of Leach, his colleague and friend Shoji Hamada, his sons David and Michael, his third wife Janet Darnell, plus the many other great potters, such as Michael Cardew, William Marshall and Warren Mackenzie who first came to study there and learn their craft.