Current Research Studentships

The Leach Pottery currently works with Universities to support the delivery of a range of PhD/MPhil research fellowships across ceramic history and practice. 

Giorgio Salani 'Towards a taxonomy of artisanal ceramic tableware: a practice-led enquiry into qualities and values in contemporary British and Japanese pottery'

What goes into making pottery by hand in post-industrial societies? What stages in the making are responsible for the qualities we appreciate in handmade pottery? How do values such as tradition and craftsmanship relate to contemporary production?

Alexandra Lambley: 'Mingei and its Transnational Reception: The Translation and Appropriation of Mingei Theory and Practice by Bernard Leach’s four Vancouver Apprentices (1958-1979)'

Matthew Tyas: 'Designing 21st Century Standard Ware: The Cultural Heritage of Leach and the Potential Applications of Digital Technology'

Julia Twomlow: 'Alternative Potters: the Pots and Politics of Harry and May Davis, 1934 to 1986'

Kat Wheeler: 'The Value of Locally Sourced Glaze Materials in Studio Pottery Practice'.