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Leach Pottery Restoration Project
WELCOME to the Leach Pottery Restoration Project website, the purpose of the site is to provide up to date information about the progress of the Project, explain briefly why the Leach Pottery is so important, and to give an indication what the future development of the Leach Pottery may include.

LEACH POTTERY PROGRESS
Having 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 work.
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 unit.
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 both
Earth & Fire, Nottinghamshire and Art in Clay, Hatfield.

The site is not accessible to the general public until completion of the works. For regular progress reports please visit this website.
Information on how to make a donation or join our Support Group here
…an exceptionally important cultural asset…
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LEACH POTTERY ST. IVES
Cornwall
Established by Bernard Leach in 1920