Residency Programme

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.

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Upcoming Residencies in 2018

  • Katrina Naomi/ 19 January to 2 Feb
  • Debra Sloan/ 5 - 16 March 2018
  • More residencies in 2018 planned- details to be added soon

Previous Residencies


Glen Lewis/ 13 April to 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 to 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.

September 2016 - Jeff Oestreich and Pat Burns, USA

October 2016 - Clementina Van Der Walt, South Africa

February 2016 - Shinichi Miyagawa, Kyoto, Japan (sponsored by the Daiawa Foundation)

April 2015 - YUSUKE MATSUBAYASHI

May 2015 - BARRY KRZYWICKI

October 2015 - KAZUO TAKIGUCHI

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