In 2003 an influential group from both the private and public
sectors was formed to undertake the task of rescuing the pottery and bringing it into public ownership. Penwith District Council agreed to lead the project, with the support of Cornwall County Council, Creative Kernow, Cornwall Enterprise and St Ives Town Council. In the region of £1m needs to be raised through a combination of private and public sector funding.

Organisations supporting the project in a variety of ways:
Penwith District Council - Cornwall County Council
Tate Gallery St Ives - St Ives Town Council
Arts Council South West - Creative Kernow
Cornwall Heritage Trust - Crafts Study Centre Farnham
Japan Society - Cornwall Enterprise - The National Trust
The South West Museums Libraries & Archives Council
Falmouth College of Arts - Royal Cornwall Museum
St Ives Trust Archive Study Centre - Victoria & Albert Museum - St Ives Hotels & Guest Houses Association
Penlee House Gallery & Museum - Craft Potters Association
The Leach Pottery Appeal - The St Ives Reminiscence Project - Cornwall Crafts Association

A formal public appeal has now been launched.. If you would like more information and to be added to our mailing list, please send a stamped addressed envelope to:

The Leach Pottery
Restoration Project

PO Box 132,
St Ives,
Cornwall,TR26 1WY