Leach Pottery St Ives

Leach Pottery St Ives

The Leach Pottery, founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, is among the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world. Over the last hundred years scores of potters, students and apprentices from across the world have come to the Leach Pottery to work and train, creating a uniquely international environment on the Cornish coast.

The recently restored Leach Pottery site includes a museum which celebrates the life and work of Bernard Leach and visitors can see the original pottery workshop built in 1920, including the first Japanese climbing kiln in the western world.

At their shop you will find the new Leach Tableware and original work by leading potters, local, national and international. The pottery’s Entrance Gallery houses a permanent collection including works by Bernard Leach, Janet Leach, David Leach, Shoji Hamada, William Marshall and Michael Cardew, while their main exhibition space is currently hosting Bernard Leach: Artist an exhibition which explores all aspects of Leach’s creative work as potter, printmaker, painter, designer, writer and collector.

During the school holidays they offer family friendly creative sessions, where you and your child can enjoy hands-on making activities together.

Museum Admission: Adults £4.50 / Concessions £4.00. Accompanied under 18s FREE. Admission to the Shop and Entrance Gallery FREE.


Open daily 10.00-17.00/Sundays 11.00-16.00


Open Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00

Open Bank Holidays.





  • Address

    The Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St Ives

  • Postcode

    TR26 2HE

  • Website


  • Type of Attraction

    Art Gallery, Museum, Shop

  • Average meal cost

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