APPEAL

Appeal

Our Plans
The project will acquire, restore and enhance the site and its buildings in order to make them fully accessible to the general public. It will celebrate the life, work, influences and legacy of Bernard Leach.
We plan to recreate the quality and reputation of the original pottery by developing Leach's ethos in a modern context. Post-graduate students will work alongside established craftsmen to develop their techniques, and we will provide a high level of skills training in a supportive atmosphere. All aspects of the potter's trade will be covered including design, production, marketing and exhibition.We will mentor business start-ups and provide studio space for emerging talent.

Who are we?
We are the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Limited, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. We were formed from the private and public sectors to undertake the task of rescuing the pottery and bringing it into public ownership. Penwith District Council will lead the project with the support of Creative Kernow and Cornwall Enterprise.

What do we need?
We need to raise a total of £1.7 million to achieve our aims. We have already received tremendous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Government Office for the South West, the Arts Council, Rural Renaissance, Penwith District Council, Cornwall County Council and the St Ives Town Council.

Your Support
Family Life Membership (£500)
You, your partner and either up to 4 children or 2 other adults can visit free of charge as often as you


like for therest of your life. This is a very generous donation towardsthe restoration project and your name will be recorded for public display within the pottery. You will receive invitations for you and your partner to the opening of all new exhibitions and we will keep you informed of all special events and courses associated with the pottery.

Life Membership (£250)
You and a guest can visit free of charge as often as you like for the rest of your life. This is a very generous donation towards the restoration project and your name will be recorded for public display within the pottery.You will receive a personal invitation to the opening of all new exhibitions and we will keep you informed of all special events and courses associated with the pottery.

Annual Family Membership (£20)
You, your partner and up to 4 children can visit free of charge as often as you like for a full twelve months You will receive invitations to special viewings of newexhibitions throughout the year of your membership and we will keep you informed of our programme of special events and courses.


Annual Membership (£10)
You can visit free of charge as often as you like for a full twelve months.You will receive invitations to specialviewings of new exhibitions throughout the year of yourmembership and we will keep you informed of ourprogramme of special events and courses
.

Donation (£ any sum)
If you feel able to support the pottery restoration but do not wish to become a member we would be happy to receive donations of any size. Every donation helps us to achieve our aim.

The Leach Pottery Restoration Project
PO Box 132, St Ives, Cornwall,TR26 1WY

If you are interested in learning more about the The Leach Pottery Restoration Project, if you wish to help or to donate then please contact either by clicking here to send us an e-mail with your address details or write to the above address and we will be pleased to send you the donation form and information brochure.

Our other Supporters are:
Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery St Ives, The National Trust, University College Falmouth Nihon Mingeikan,Tokyo Japan Society , Crafts Study Centre Farnham, Cornwall Heritage Trust The South West Museums Libraries & Archives Council, Royal Cornwall Museum, St Ives Trust Archive Study Centre, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Craft Potters Association, The Leach Pottery Appeal Cornwall Crafts Association


It is clearly important that such a key part of the history of modern
ceramics
be preserved.
Mark Jones,Director,Victoria & Albert Museum,London


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