We first visited the renowned Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall last Summer.
The Leach is widely considered to be the birthplace of British studio pottery. Bernard Leach founded the pottery in 1920 with Japanese potter Shoji Hamada.
Following Bernard Leach's death in 1979, the Leach Pottery was handed over to the Bernard Leach Trust, which manages a museum dedicated to his legacy; as well as a working pottery producing a new range of standard ware and training a new generation of studio potters.
Following our visit to the pottery we approached the Leach and asked them to make us a collection of standard ware. We are thrilled to add their beautiful hand thrown mugs, pourers and egg cups to our store. We love the depth of colour and the tactile marks resulting from the maker's touch; signs only present on a truly hand crafted item.