The Leach Pottery is considered by many to be the birthplace of British studio pottery. The Leach Pottery’s new studio was built in 2008 and houses our skilled team of production potters and apprentices.
At Port Eliot Festival the production potters will be hosting groups of 4 giving a demonstration of the rudiments of throwing and then each person will have an opportunity to have a go and hopefully produce a pot on the wheel!
The restored Leach Pottery site includes a museum, created to celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach. One of the great figures of 20th century art, Bernard Leach played a crucial pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters across the world. The Leach Pottery’s new studio was built in 2008 and houses our skilled team of production potters, Roelof Uys, Kat Wheeler, Britta James and Laurence Eastwood who make our new standard ware range. The team is assisted by two apprentices, Callum Trudgeon and Matthew Foster – both recipients of Cornish clothing company Seasalt’s bursary apprentice scheme. Exhibition, gallery and shop spaces provide regular shows throughout the year showcasing work by leading regional, national and international studio potters.
The Leach Pottery hosts international masterclasses, talks and demo and has a programme of family activities (Clay Days), workshops, evening classes, taster sessions. Our evening class and intensive three and five day throwing courses are also available all year round. These hugely popular classes are held in Bernard Leach’s studio in the old pottery.
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For ages 8 and over. All under 14s must be accompanied by an adult – no ticket needed for the adult