The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2HE

Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is amongst the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years it has forged the shape of studio pottery production in the UK and beyond. Scores of potters, students and apprentices from across the world have come to the Leach Pottery to train, creating a uniquely international environment in the heart of Cornwall, and maintaining the pottery's creative principle of East-West exchange. Today the newly restored Leach Pottery studio, museum and gallery are continuing the development of Bernard Leach's historic legacy. During the open days we will be holding tours, demonstrations of throwing a pot, and 'have-a-go' sessions. Event not suitable for children under the age of 6.

This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.


Please note that this is an old building and floors are uneven. Visitors are advised to wear flat footwear and to take care around the site,

Additional information

Max 12 people per tour/session. Parking on site is limited but overflow parking is available free of charge about 2 minutes walk from the pottery. Coffee/tea/water are available but we have no café or tearooms.


We are located at Higher Stennack (on the B3306) on the upper outskirts of St Ives, Cornwall.


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Date last modified: 19th June 2014 at 14:41

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