Residencies at the Leach Pottery

Every year the Leach Pottery hosts national and international residencies. As part of these residencies we offer a schedule of related talks, exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations. 

Residency Programme 2018

See our Residency Opportunities if you would like to join us.

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Previous Residencies

Glen Lewis: 13 April -26 May 2017

Glen will be exploring medieval pottery forms as early tableware to make, and to photograph kitchens, pubs and other places in Cornwall that might relate to the pottery forms. He is interested in reuniting craft and art through presenting ordinary hand made pottery paired with photographs. Each remains as separate entities but are related through discovered poetical thoughts and details.

Aaron Angell: 5 June - 1 September 2017

In undertaking his residency at the Leach Pottery, Angell will be presented with raw and native materials to explore the medium in much the same way that Leach began working when he arrived in St Ives in 1920. This gives Angell the opportunity to work with the clay, that continuous material (see our exhibition Clay: That Continuous Material), and other materials in their purer states: free from the values of process and practice that they attract as they migrate through the studio.

This affords Angell, like Leach, the possibility to teach himself from the beginning – much in the spirit of Aaron’s ‘Troy Town Art Pottery’ but in the environment of Cornwall. This will include access to unprocessed china clay, red clay, fire clay and materials like wood ash which are typically used in glaze formulation. We are placing materiality at the heart of the experience for Aaron while helping to facilitate subsequent material dialogues that are more in the tradition of Angell and Leach’s previous conversations: exploratory and open.

Resident potters have included American potter and former Leach apprentice, Jeff Oestreich (2012) and Japanese potters Tomoo Hamada (2009), Koie Ryoji (2010) and Akira Yagi (2012). In September 2013 we were proud to welcome Leach potters Glenn Lewis from Vancouver and Warren MacKenzie from Minnesota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jeff Oestreich, 2016

Jeff Oestreich, 2016

 Clementina Van Der Walt, 2016

Clementina Van Der Walt, 2016

  Yusuke Matsubayashi, 2015

Yusuke Matsubayashi, 2015

  Barry Krzywicki, 2015

Barry Krzywicki, 2015

  Tomoo Hamada, 2009

Tomoo Hamada, 2009

 Pat Burns, 2016

Pat Burns, 2016

  Warren MacKenzie, 2013

Warren MacKenzie, 2013

  Glenn Lewis, 2013

Glenn Lewis, 2013

  Koie Ryoji, 2010

Koie Ryoji, 2010