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 old Leach Pottery before
it was closed for redevelopment in 2005, Amanda Brier.
After redevelopment, the Leach Pottery was handed over
to the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Ltd., a registered
charity which now manages the Leach Pottery as both a museum
dedicated to Bernard Leach and the Leach legacy and as a
working pottery studio, producing a new range of standard
ware and training a new generation of studio potters.
I know that this tree incomplete. If you would like to
help me with its development or correct any inaccuracies
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potter and pottery names for more information
and of course