Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Sandpit Theatre, The 2nd March 2019 Speakers and Demonstrators:Ingrid Murphy, Jim Robison, Niek Hoogland
Made by Hand - Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall 8th - 10th March 2019 Emily-Kriste Wilcox will be exhibiting
Bluecoat Display Centre presents Rituals at Bluecoat Display Centre 9th March to 27th April, 2019 A mixed media exhibition that will explore the idea of craft objects making our everyday ‘rituals' such as drinking tea or coffee into a ceremony of sorts.
Bryan Newman at Paul Rice Gallery 23rd February to 23rd March, 2019 Bryan Newman has been one of this country's most outstanding potters since the 1960s when he became well-known for his extraordinary sculptural pots - townscapes, bridges, castles.

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

MUCHELNEY POTTERY: SUMMER EXHIBITION: 2 June – 28 August 2018

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In addition to John Leach’s signature pieces and his regular Cooking, Serving, Storage and Drinking and Pouring collection his Gallery is hosting a Summer Exhibition featuring the latest work from local artists Holly Webb, John Gammans and Chris Kampf.

In case you don’t know…… John Leach is the eldest grandson of renowned potter Bernard Leach and son of David Leach, he continues the family tradition at Muchelney Pottery on the edge of the ancient village of Muchelney in the heart of the Somerset Levels.

Muchelney kitchen pots are used daily in kitchens all over the world, but the pottery is still very much a small family business. The pots are all lovingly hand-thrown, using local clays, and wood-fired in the three-chambered kiln to the high stoneware temperature of 1320°C, which creates their distinctive ‘toasted’ finish.

Muchelney Pottery was established in 1965 by John Leach and his wife Lizzie. John set up the Pottery having trained with his grandfather Bernard, and his father David to continue the tradition of high quality handmade ceramics. John with Nick Rees, were the core team for many years along with students who came to learn the craft of working with clay. One of these students was Mark Melbourne who has been part of the Muchelney team for 16 years.

If you can’t get to see John and wish to view, and perhaps buy, some Mulchelney wood-fired kitchenware pots have a look at the online shop.

Contact Details:

Muchelney Pottery
Muchelney
Nr. Langport
Somerset
TA10 0DW

T. 01458 250324

john@johnleachpottery.co.uk

www.johnleachpottery.co.uk

Gallery open: Monday – Saturday, 9-1, 2-5

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Posted on June 14 2018 under News, News about Makers.