In 1920 Bernard Leach returned from Japan with Hamada Shoji
and established the Leach Pottery on a hill above St. Ives.
They were soon joined by Michael Cardew, the first of a
long line of young would be potters eager to learn their
trade under the gaze of the master. Some of these students
and apprentices left to set up their own potteries and so
the Leach influence spread over the world.
Here I attempt to combine information from various sources
to show a family tree starting with Bernard Leach and ending
with the final potter to join the Leach Pottery, Amanda
Brier who arrived in 2000.
The Leach Pottery is now closed for redevelopment and is
scheduled to re-open in Autumn 2007, for further information
Leach Pottery Restoration Project.
I know that this tree incomplete. If you would like to
help me with its development or correct any inaccuracies
please use use the Contact page.
potter and pottery names for more information
and of course