|The Leach Pottery, St Ives|
Images from the Leach Pottery. A working pottery frozen in time where the beginnings of the British studio pottery movement began. The old fireplace where the potters would gather to discuss form and function. A place strongly influenced by Japanese mingei (folk) pottery.
The pottery also is home to resident potter Jack Doherty who, with three onsite apprentices, has developed a new range of Leach tableware. It's good to see new work being developed and skills passed on. It was interesting to visit the pottery after previously visiting Onta and Mashiko in Japan. Places where Bernard Leach visited and where I felt I had stepped back in time. Fascinating.