Our reference library in Beagle Cross (onsite at the Leach Pottery)  is now available for research by appointment. It has a comprehensive library of books on the art of pottery, as well as its practices and history, and is available as an open source reference for anyone interested in using it for research or learning purposes.

We have completed a 12 month cataloguing project and now the catalogue is available online.

This button takes you to Zotero, once there click on the link 'library' just under Leach Pottery.

We hope that students and practitioners will use the library for reference and study, as it is a unique collection of rare, current, and historical books on pottery and ceramics, and is probably one of the best resources of its type in the South West.

We also have a collections of films and oral history recordings.


Booking research visits

Research visits need to be booked in advance. The library is for reference only- you are not able to borrow any books. Please contact Margaret Parma on 01736 799703 or email to find out availability.

Booking the Library for meetings

The library and Clore learning space are available for seminars, training workshops or as a small lecture space, with sound and video facilities. The library can accommodate 10 people for a seminar or around 20 for lectures. There is also a small kitchen where refreshments can be prepared; tea, coffee, milk and biscuits will be provided.

It can be hired on a morning, afternoon, and day rate:

  • Morning or afternoon- £20

  • Full day- £40

Please contact Margaret Parma on 01736 799703 or email to enquire about our facilities