Celebratory gathering as the historic Leach Pottery fire is relit
Lighting the Leach Pottery Fire - Friday 24 Oct, 7pm for 8pm lighting
Visit from the chimney sweep
Last night after the visitors had left the building local chimney sweep, Darren Jones of Survey and Sweep http://www.surveyandsweep.com/ came to sweep and smoke check the fireplace. With the throat plate... Read more
Hi - apologies for the lack of updates lately. The first batch of 2x2 tiles have just been delivered to me from the studio and I will be sorting them... Read more
We did it!
Thank you to all and everyone for the monumental effort you made in bringing in the pledges and sharing this appeal with others in your network to bring this appeal... Read more
17 hours to go ...
17 hours to the close of our appeal and just £883 left to raise thanks to all of your generous pledges - please keep sharing the link - we need... Read more
Those last few pledges just changed the complexion of the campaign - less than £1000 to go now. Huge thanks again x
42 hours to go!
Thank you to everyone who has pledged in the last couple of days - we've seen an dramatic rise in the total to over £3,200. This is the last push... Read more
Only 4 days to go ...
I'm posting a few pictures today of the production team at work in the new studio at the Leach built in 2008. We have 7 potters working in there this... Read more
Only 6 days to go!
Thank you for the donations that came in over the weekend. We are within a stone's throw of £2,000 now but we still have a long way to go to... Read more
Reward added - Four Fish Vase Litho by Bernard Leach
Four Fish Vase by Bernard Leach, 1974. Lithograph printed at the Curwen Studio in 1974 on T H Saunders thick wove paper with full margins in a limited edition of... Read more
New rewards added
A huge thank you to everyone who has pledge so far to the campaign to get the Leach Fireplace lit in time for winter - we only have 17 days... Read more
BL teaching by the fireplace
I love this old picture from the archives. It was taken in 1946 and shows Bernard Leach giving instruction to Mary Gibson Horrocks (the potter facing him who is lip... Read more
And we're off....!
Only 12 hours into our campaign and we've already raised over £250 which is a fantastic start. thank you so much to those first backers - please do spread the... Read more