The Leach Pottery in St Ives was established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world.
Today, following a restoration and rebuild project which was completed in 2008, the Leach Pottery includes the historic workshop and kilns, a dedicated museum space, contemporary gallery and shop and working production studios where the new range of Leach tableware is made by a small international team of potters and apprentices. A new education and research space is being developed on site with support from Cornwall Council and Heritage Lottery Funding.
Museum, Gallery, Artist studio or collective
March - October
Open every day
10.00 - 17.00, Sundays 11.00 - 16.00
November - February
Open Monday - Saturday
10.00 - 17.00
Last admissions to museum 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
Concessions: £4.00Under 18s: Free if accompanied by an adult
Production studios on site where tableware is made. This is available for sale through the shop, mail order and through other high quality outlets
Plymouth in Practice
- 21 January — 18 February 2017
Between 21 January and 19 March 2017 a selection of students, staff and alumni from Plymouth College of Art will exhibit in ‘Plymouth in Practice’, two new exhibitions at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, showcasing the rich and creative ceramic practice exemplified by the College. We’re hosting an exhibition Preview on Friday 20 January, from 6pm to 8pm, which provides the opportunity to meet the makers and curators involved in the show – please come and join us.
The Entrance Gallery will showcase a selling exhibition of selected ceramics, from 21 January to 19 March, created by seven recent alumni and current students of Plymouth College of Art, including Chloe Burke, Ellen Woods, Kate Lyons Miller, Miranda Qualtrough, Becky Roberts, Jessica Thorn and Ruth Harrison.
From 21 January to 12 March, the Cube Gallery will host an exhibition of works by staff currently teaching ceramics on Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass and BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts programmes. Invited artists include Chris Taylor, Dan Chapple, Kim Bagley, Jason Marks and Maria Psiliagkou.
- Any age
Free to Reception Gallery, entrance charge applies to Cube Gallery
Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack