100 Years of the Leach Pottery

17 Jan 2020 – 7 Mar 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Oxford Ceramics Gallery

England, United Kingdom

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Celebrating the centenary of one of the most significant ceramic studios, The Leach pottery. Over 200 works sourced from across the globe from the late masters of ceramics, Bernard Leach, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Kawai Kanjiro, Tomimoto Kenkichi; & antique English Slipware.


100 years of the Leach Pottery? This is quite an anniversary to mark, for without Bernard Leach’s workshop, established in 1920 with the help of his friend Shoji Hamada, studio pottery in this country, and indeed the world, might look very different. Just think of what Leach brought to ceramics, notably an emphasis on useful pottery, and an integrated style sourced from pre-industrial England and the traditions of the Far East, but most significantly (for the many people that never embraced his particular aesthetic) the notion that pottery could be an important and viable way of life.

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Shōji Hamada

Tomimoto Kenkichi

Bernard Leach

Michael Cardew

Kawai Kanjiro


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