Leach Pottery

The Leach Pottery was founded in St. Ives, Cornwall in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Their functional, everyday tableware for the home is thrown by hand and fired on the very same original site by a team of highly skilled potters.

Leach Pottery Mug

AUD 80.00
Nuka White
Size: One Size

Hand-thrown mug crafted by Leach in Cornwall exclusively for TOAST. Leach Pottery was founded in St. Ives by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada and is one of the most respected studio potteries in the world. Accented by a small linear motif at the side and finished with a glaze made from rice straw, ground stone and clay inspired by the Japanese Nuka glaze. Each varies slightly in shape and glaze tone.


Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Approx. D 8.5cm x H 7.5cm. 225ml.
Each ceramic piece has been thrown or pressed and glazed by hand. Due to the handmade nature, there may be pleasing variations and irregularities in colour, size and shape.

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Celebrating Inspiration and Exchange at The Leach Pottery

Over the last few hundred years, there are few potteries that have been quite as influential as The Leach Pottery. Widely regarded as the birthplace of British studio pottery, its founder Bernard Leach represented a new breed of artist-potter in the twentieth century, establishing an aesthetic tradition characterised by hand-thrown, functional pots, glazed in quiet earthy colours.

South-African-born ceramicist Roelof Ulys joined the pottery in 2013, today heading up a studio of six potters, as well as an apprentice and a merry band of volunteers. “The Leach Pottery doesn't belong to us,” he says. “It belongs to the generations of potters who have come through here before us and been taught by Bernard Leach and his apprentices.”

In the Studio with Leach Pottery