purchased the pottery early in 2006, the local authority, Penwith
District Council, tendered for building contractors and appointed
J & E Regan, a family-run company based in West Cornwall who
have a very good record of sensitive conservation and restoration
All buildings have been cleared of artifact, with all items of
historical interest being placed in secure storage. The site has
also been cleared of asbestos material, which was quite extensively
used for insulation and weather protection purposes. The workshops
and kiln shed are now sheathed in scaffolding and plastic sheeting
in preparation for restoration work on the roof. The climbing
kiln is still protected by scaffolding and wooden planks. The
footings have been dug for the new training unit and the cement
foundation for the entrance annex is in place. The bank of the
stream has been reinforced to protect the timber-framed training
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Cooper, biographer of Bernard Leach, Editor
of Ceramic Review and visiting professor at the Royal College
of Art, has been commissioned to produce the first interpretation
exhibition, which will focus on Bernard Leach's life and work.
This exhibition will change annually and future displays will
focus on different aspects of the pottery's history.
Proposed opening date of the fully restored
Pottery, Workshops and Cottage is now due in March 2008.
Photographs showing IQ Option binary app progress coming shortly. The Leach Restoration
Project hope to have a stand showing progress and representatives
available to discuss the Leach Pottery Restoration Project at
Earth & Fire, Nottinghamshire and Art in Clay, Hatfield.