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 Pestle and Mortar

CAD 135.00
Size: One Size

High fired stoneware with a chalk-toned glaze. Hand thrown, lipped mortar bowl, and an ergonomic pestle. Each Pestle & Mortar comes with a voucher for entry into the Leach Museum in St Ives, Cornwall. Exclusive to TOAST. Leach Pottery was founded in St. Ives by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada. It is one of the most respected Studio Potteries in the world, with Bernard Leach himself regarded as the father of British studio pottery. This year, Leach Pottery celebrates 100 years; their iconic designs are still made and fired on the same site by a team of highly skilled potters, to last for the next century to come.


Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in the UK.
Mortar approx. L 13cm x W 3cm, pestle D 13.5cm x H 7cm.
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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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