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Leach Pottery, St Ives - from 1920 to 2005

 
 

Leach Potters/Marks

Background

Dating Leach

 

Leach Potters and Marks

Around 120 Bernard Leach pupils, employees and guest potters have been identified so far and are listed below in alphabetic order of surname. Some stayed only for a few days or weeks and others worked part-time or for a few weeks a year for several years. Only a small number of Leach potters had a personal mark or seal. Some of the people in the list were not potters but helped out in various other ways.

This list has been compiled from several sources which are shown at the end. In some cases the dates given by different sources conflict. These are marked with an asterisk in the Source column.

Note that this is a new area of the web site and more material is being added on a regular basis. Help with images of marks and pots and with background information concerning potters would be much appreciated, especially from potters themselves.

The Leach Pottery is currently closed for resoration until 2007. Trevor Corser is now working at the Gaolyard Studios in St Ives with John Bedding for the time being. Futher details.

Marion Whybrow has published a new book (Nov 1996) about the pottery - LEACH POTTERY ST IVES - THE LEGACY OF BERNARD LEACH. This is available from Harbour Bookshop, 2 Tregenna Place, St Ives, Cornwall TR27 ITA  01736 799215. It contains the most up to date research about the potters associated with Bernard Leach and their marks.


  Mark  

Name

From

To

 

Source

     

 

  Examples of unmarked pots
-
-
 
     

Patricia Ashmore

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Anne Marie Backer-Mohr

1948

1950

 

W

     

 

     

Richard Batterham

1957

1958

 

WL

     

 

     

Cecil Baugh

1948

1950

 

WL

     

 

     

John Bedding

1969
1973

1971
1979

 

WL

     

 

     

Muriel Bell

1930

1931

 

W

     

 

     

Joe Benny

1940's

 

B

     

 

     

John Bew

1938

1942

 

W*

     

 

     

Robert Blatherwick

1942

1943

 

L

     

 

     

Valerie Bond

1945

1946

 

W

     

 

     

Ian Box

1974

1975

 

WL

     

 

     

Nora Braden

1924

1927

 

W

     

 

     

Amanda Brier

2000

2005

 

L

     

 

     

Alan Brough

1968

1972

 

WL

     

 

     

Tony Burgess

1965

1967

 

W

     

 

     

Michael Cardew

1923

1926

 

WL

     

 

     

Michael Cartwright

1973

1975

 

WL

     

 

     

Len Castle

1956

1957

 

WL

     

 

     

Valentinos Charalambous

1950

1951

 

WLC

     

 

     

John Coney

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Laurie Cooks

?

?

 

B

     

 

     

Trevor Corser

1966

2005

 

WL

     

 

     

Marsha Cox

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Pierre Culot

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Harry Davis

1933

1937

 

WML

     

 

     

Eleanor De Silva

1957

1957

 

W

     

 

     

Beryl Debney

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Dinah Dunn

1953

1959

 

W*

     

 

     

Horatio Dunn

1940's

 

B

     

 

     

Chantal Dunoyer

1967

1968

 

W

     

 

     

Derek Emms

1954

1962

 

W*L

     

 

     

Charlotte Epton

1927

1930

 

W

     

 

     

Gutte Eriksen

1948

1948

 

W

     

 

     

Walter George Firth

1948

1953

 

W

     

 

     

Robert Fishman

1976

1978

 

W

     

 

     

Bernard Forrester

1932

1934

 

W*L

     

 

     

Sylvia Fox-Strangeways

1926

1926

 

W

     

 

     

Grattan Freyer

1945

1946

 

W

     

 

     

Judy Gardner

1952

1953

 

W

     

 

     

Mary Gibson-Horrocks

1944

1947

 

WL

     

 

     

Michael Gill

1943

1943

 

W*L

     

 

     

Atsuya Hamada

1957

1957

 

W*L

     

 

     

Shinsaku Hamada

1963

1963

 

WL

     

 

     

Shoji Hamada

1920

1923

 

WL

     

 

      Tomoo Hamada 1995 1995 Visiting   L
               
     

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

1958

1959

 

W

     

 

     

Sylvia Hardaker

1966

1968

 

WL

     

 

     

Peter Hardy

1971

1973

 

W

     

 

     

Anne-Marie Harrison

1948

1948

 

W

     

 

  Nic Harrison - Leach Pottery Mark  

Nic Harrison

1979

1980

 

WLC

     

 

     

Elizabeth Heinz

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Michael Henry

1963

1965

 

WL

     

 

     

Patrick Heron

1944

1945

Painter

 

W

     

 

     

Shigeyoshi Ichino

1969

1973

 

W*L

     

 

     

Clary Illian

1964

1965

 

WL

     

 

     

Richard Jenkins

1958

1961

 

L

     

 

     

Jorgen Jorgensen

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Dorothy Kemp

1939

1945

 

WL

     

 

     

Dick Kendall

1944

1946

 

W

     

 

     

Robert King

1965

1967

 

W

     

 

     

Anne Kjaersgaard

1956

1958

 

W

     

 

     

William Klock

1975

1976

 

WL

     

 

     

Helena Klug

1958

1958

 

L

     

 

     

Susan Kraft

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Paul Lajoire

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Jeffrey D Larkin

1976

1978

 

W

     

 

  Leach Pottery - Bernard Leach Mark  

Bernard Leach

1920

1979

 

C

     

 

     

David Leach

1930

1956

 

W*L

     

 

     

John Leach

1957

1963

 

W*L

     

 

     

Margaret Leach

1941

1945

(not related)

 

W*L

     

 

  Leach Pottery - Janet Leach Mark  

Janet Leach

1956

1997

 

CL

     

 

     

Michael Leach

1950

1955

 

WL

     

 

     

Glenn Lewis

1962

1963

 

W*

     

 

     

Ruth Lyle

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Alix Mackenzie

1949

1952

 

W

     

 

     

Warren Mackenzie

1949

1952

 

WL

     

 

     

Scott Marshall

1951

1961

 

WL

     

 

     

Susan Marshall

?

?

 

W

     

 

  Leach Pottery - William Marshall Mark  

William Marshall

1938

1977

 

WL

     

 

     

Tsuronosuke Matsubayashi

1922

1924

 

W

     

 

     

Barbara Millard

1939

1939

 

W

     

 

     

Donald Mills

1944

1944

 

W

     

 

     

Kenneth Murray

1935

1935

 

W

     

 

     

Aileen Newton

1945

1946

 

W

     

 

     

Jeff Oestreich

1969

1971

 

W

     

 

     

Nirmala Patwardhan

1962

1962

 

WL

     

 

     

Kim Perry

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Helen Pincombe

1936

1936

 

W

     

 

     

Katharine Playdell-Bouverie

1924

1925

 

WL

     

 

     

Wayne Pinder

1969

1971

 

W

     

 

     

Kenneth Quick

1945
1960

1955
1963

 

WL

     

 

     

John Reeve

1958
1966

1961
1966

 

WL

     

 

     

Lucy Rie

1950?

 

B

     

 

     

Kristen Roth

1965

1967?

 

C

     

 

     

Mansimran Singh

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

May Scott (Davis)

1936

1937

Married Harry Davis

 

W

     

 

     

Mirek Smisek

1963

1964

 

W

     

 

     

Bunty Smith

1940

1940

 

W

     

 

      Eric George Smith 1958 1958 Joined the pottery as a trainee potter (aged 16) in June 1958 and left in December. Interviewed by Bernard and Janet Leach at Lucy Rie's flat at Marble Arch.   C
               
     

Susan Smith

1966

1967

 

W

     

 

     

Peter Snagg

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Tim Stampton

1965

1967

 

W

     

 

     

David Stannard

1952

1953

 

WL

     

 

  Leach Pottery - Ian Steel Mark  

Ian Steel

1963
1967

1965
1969

 

WM

     

 

     

Peter Stichbury

1957

1958

 

W*L

     

 

     

Byron Temple

1959
1978

1961
1979

 

W*L

     

 

     

Brenda Tinklin

1978

1980

 

W

     

 

     

Michael Truscott

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Zelia Vandenberg

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

Jason Wason

1976

1981

 

WL

     

 

     

Joanna Wason

?

2005

 

L

     

 

     

Robin Welch

1953

1959

 

W*L

     

 

     

George Whitacker

1938

1939

 

W

     

 

     

Peter Wood

1954

1955

 

W

     

 

     

Susan Wood

?

?

 

W

     

 

     

William Worral

1937

1937

 

W

     

 

     

Jack Worseldine

1963

1965

 

W

     

 

     

Douglas Zadek

1936

1938

 

W

     

 

     

Zadre

?

?

 

W

     

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







































































































 

 









 

 

 

 










 



Sources:

B = Bernard Leach - "A Potter's Book" (1945)
C = Personally Confirmed
L = Leach Pottery Web Site (2002)
M = "British Studio Potters' Marks" (1999)
W = Marion Whybrow - "The Leach Legacy" (1996)
* = Dates from different sources conflict

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