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Leach Pottery

A Grade II Listed Building in St Ives, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2069 / 50°12'24"N

Longitude: -5.4928 / 5°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 150873

OS Northings: 39942

OS Grid: SW508399

Mapcode National: GBR DXT4.8SW

Mapcode Global: VH12L.R215

Entry Name: Leach Pottery

Listing Date: 27 February 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469086

Location: St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Ives

Built-Up Area: St Ives

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Halsetown

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 53 NW ST IVES B3306

678/5/10003 Leach Pottery


Pottery. 1921, for Bernard Leach. Stone rubble and rendered concrete blocks. Gable-ended scantle slate roofs, the kiln shed has louvred ridge ventilator. Brick gable end and axial stacks.
PLAN: Long range comprising, kiln shed at SW end, throwing and glazing rooms with loft over at centre, and workshop with studio above at NE end.
EXTERIOR: Single storey kiln shed at SW end has outshut on NW side and porch on SE front. Throwing and glazing rooms at centre, built of stone rubble and with sash windows. Workshop with studio above is cross-wing at NE end with external stairs to first floor doorway on SE gable end.
INTERIOR: In the kiln shed is the brick 3-chambered climbing kiln designed by T. Matsubayashi in 1921 and rebuilt in 1923, a small tunnel kiln, an individual kiln and a modern gas kiln. In the glazing room there is a corner fireplace with a cambered brick arch with two small terracotta niches above. In the throwing room two of Leach's wheels; above is the drying loft. Over the workshop at the NE end is Leach's studio with access via external stairs.
NOTE: The Leach Pottery was established by Bernard Leach, with the Japanese potter Hamada Shoji, on his return in 1920 from studying in Japan.
SOURCE: Leach. Bernard, A Potter's Book; published 1940.

Listing NGR: SW5087339942

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