View Image Gallery John Leach(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1458 250324 Email: Web: www.johnleachpottery.co.uk
with his wife Lizzie, who manages the pottery kitchenware shop and the adjacent purpose-built John Leach Gallery. Two Assistant Potters, Nick Rees and Mark Melbourne help with the production of a hand-thrown range of
stoneware cooking and serving pots based on the simple strength of
English country pottery.
Work generally available from:
In addition, a wide range of
Muchelney kitchen pots is always available in the pottery shop while
orginal signed pots are on display and for sale in The John Leach
The pond is now an official County Wildlife Site.
The pots are hand-thrown using West Country clays and wood-fired at 1320deg.C. in a newly built three chambered climbing kiln designed by John in the Oriental tradition. The kitchen pots' distinctive 'toasted' finish is the result of the firing process. The individual black pots are saggar-fired; their signature white markings are a spontaneous effect of the saggars' undulating sawdust packing.
1939 Born at Pottery Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall.
Selected Recent Exhibitions
1991 Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Muchelney Pottery, Muchelney, near Langport, Somerset, UK, TA10 0DW.
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Telephone: +44 (0)1458 250324
Fax: +44 (0)1458 253870
Availability: The pottery shop is open all year, Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Visitors wishing to view the workshops are asked to telephone in advance.
Directions: The pottery is 2 miles south of Langport on the southern fringe of ancient Muchelney village in the heart of the unique Somerset Levels. It is 2.5 hours west of London and one hour south of Bath. There is easy parking outside the pottery.
Last Updated: 2012-01-15