Current Exhibitions

We have a wide range of exhibitions that change throughout the year. Below you'll find details of our current offerings, what's coming soon, and our past exhibitions.

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‘Clay: That Continuous Material’

25 March 2017 to 27 August 2017
Cube Gallery

A most amazing natural and versatile material, clay can be thrown on the potter’s wheel and even moulded by hand, then transformed by the heat of the kiln into a hard stone-like material: it has been used this way for millennia.

‘Clay: That Continuous Material’ looks at the story of clay from the pioneering early days of the Leach Pottery, which made its own clays, to clays’ relationship with Cornwall. The old clay drops, by the side of the Pottery, have been brought back to life with clay from St Agnes and china clay, unprocessed and direct from the clay pit, to help give a feel for the material and how the Old Pottery used to work.


Now Open


Offsite Exhibitions

Exhibitions about the Leach Pottery in other locations.

Trailer for the longer Leach Pottery film as part of the 'How to Make a Teapot' Exhibition, by the Leach Potteryin the Resource Room at Tate St Ives until the 3 September 2017.

Coming Soon

September 2017

  • Jim Malone: New Pots from the Kiln. 9 September to 29 October 2017
  •  Spot the Potter. 15-22 September 2017