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Leach Pottery

Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE, England
+44 1736 799703
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This pottery is quite commercialised compared to how it used to be but is interesting to visit if... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KrysEH
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Well worth the walk up the hill from St Ives

I loved how the workshops have been left as if Bernard Leech has just popped out. The film made in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This pottery is quite commercialised compared to how it used to be but is interesting to visit if you like studio pottery. There is a good range of pots to buy, though I was disappointed to learn that some of it is produced by potters...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved how the workshops have been left as if Bernard Leech has just popped out. The film made in the 1950s helped me understand his work further. A lovely selection of ceramics for sale - unfortunately only make-your-own instant coffee!More

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Margaret P, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pottery. I'm sorry about the coffee, we unfortunately do not have space for a café but it is something we home to look into in the future....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small space,but worth the trip if you are a student or lover of pottery. To see the work of Leach and Hamada was a highlight.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you or anyone you know is a potter, or likes to buy pottery, this is a stop worth making. I went to see the climbing kiln, a rarity. The video of St Ives and Leach talking about his approach is worth watching. One of...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a very worthwhile place to visit. Its £5 per head for concessions - a good investment as it allows one to visit the actual museum . Free entry is limited to the reception area which has a small display area with some exquisite...More

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Margaret P, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Pottery and I hope you will be able to come again.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Good display of the original pottery equipment. Bought a mug in the store Which was full of different potters pieces

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We always try to visit Leach Pottery and this month were treated to meeting a truly interesting potter, who trained there over 30 years ago. We couldn’t resist buying two pots that now sit perfectly in our living room and that will give us pleasure...More

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Margaret P, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm trying to think which potter you met - was it Jo Wason? I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope you enjoy your pots and we look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Interesting museum with generous demo by skilled potter who answered lots of questions. Nice shop with assorted potters.

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Margaret P, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

We’ve visited this world famous pottery 45 years ago and it obviously has been updated and re-designed for the 21st century now. It’s rather compact, but the 1952 film of Bernard Leach was very inspiring and interesting. The shop sells a good selection of pottery...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We first visited the museum a couple of years ago.. It is quite small but very interesting.. A long walk up the hill from the town but well worth the effort.. Full of beautiful objects..The film of the chief potter, Roelof Uys making a tea...More

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G8Jane
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Margaret P | Property representative |
I'm afraid that we don't have a café but we do have hot drinks available. We hope to see you at the Pottery soon.
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Mama-spy-London
January 15, 2015|
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Response from Julia T | Property representative |
Hi - we do have visits from caoch parties from time to time but there is no parking on site for coaches. Coach drivers will usually drop off visitors at the Pottery and then park up nearby. We can provide discounted rates... More
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