lifetime Bernard Leach became one of the most influential
figures of the craft movement in the 20th century and his pottery
St Ives was the centre and symbol of this movement.
Twenty-five years after his death in 1979 the pottery is for sale
heritage site of international importance is in danger of being
The workshop and kiln area are in desperate need of careful and
repair and there is a need for the pottery to once again become
useful part of the local and ceramic communities.
It is hoped to regenerate the original training ideals of Bernard
by building new workshops for student and practitioner training
partnership with Falmouth College of Arts to form an innovative
programme of practical workshop skills.
There are also plans to house an exemplar collection of the work
of Bernard Leach together with a study centre. The existing collection
will be expanded to show a greater range of work and include earlier
pots and more of Leach's drawings and prints.
There will be a new sales area displaying and selling work produced
on site by a cross section of selected potters. A programme of selling
exhibitions will be drawn up with an ambition to make this an important
venue in the South West.
The whole site, including the original workshop and kiln shed
open to the public to enjoy its unique character and to get an insight
into the practices and skills of Britain's foremost potter and one