Leach Pottery

The Leach Pottery was founded in St. Ives, Cornwall in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. Their functional, everyday tableware for the home is thrown by hand and fired on the very same original site by a team of highly skilled potters.

Leach Pottery Honey Jar

CAD 95.00
Red Shino
Size: One Size

Hand-thrown jar crafted by Leach in Cornwall exclusively for TOAST, intended for honey or sugar. Leach Pottery was founded in St. Ives by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada and is one of the most respected studio potteries in the world. Shaped to a rounded form with a red shino glaze and unglazed finger marks around the base. The lid has a rounded handle and hole, allowing room for a spoon or honey dipper. Each varies slightly in shape and glaze tone.


Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Each ceramic piece has been thrown or pressed and glazed by hand. Due to the handmade nature, there may be pleasing variations and irregularities in colour, size and shape.
Approx. H 12cm x D 9cm.

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The Leach Pottery: 100 Years On

“You have to throw about 600 of these until you can make them properly,” says Roelof Uys, lead potter at The Leach Pottery in St Ives, which sits on a hill just as the town starts to peter out into the rugged Penwith Moors. He's talking about an egg cup, a chunky little stoneware pot just shy of five-centimetres in height, with an earthy green glaze covering most of it and an unglazed, biscuit-brown bottom. “Everyone who comes here to make pots has to start their throwing training with these,” he explains. “They're fiddly and difficult, but once you've mastered them, it's easy to learn other shapes.”

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