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Leach Pottery

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A century of beautiful art pottery

Well worth finding, on the outskirts of St Ives, with its own car park. Bernard Leach, regarded as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
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Working pottery

It's a good walk from the harbour but well worth the effort !!! The receptionist will ring a taxi... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jrjf1001
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North Petherton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth finding, on the outskirts of St Ives, with its own car park. Bernard Leach, regarded as the father of British studio pottery, established the Leach Pottery on the outskirts of St Ives in 1920, extending the site over the years. Leach died in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a good walk from the harbour but well worth the effort !!! The receptionist will ring a taxi for return to town if you need it but as its all downhill we enjoyed seeing a different view of the town !!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Either go prepared to spend money or leave your wallet at home to protect yourself! You WILL want to buy pottery here. It is affordable and it is exceptional. You’ve been warned. 😉

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Get a taxi.. so worth the visit. British and Japanese intermingled. The history of the place and old work rooms are a delight to amble around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rustydancer
MargaretP1908, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thankyou very much for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Leach Pottery - despite the hill! - and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

This rescued pottery has so much history and was a major part of pottery development in this country. The tours are really insightful and the staff are so friendly and helpful. You can help your fitness by trekking up the hill on foot or take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen S
Margaret P, Administrator at Leach Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Karen. I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Quite understated working museum. This pottery has produced and inspired excellent challenging work for decades. If they wanted an effect they couldn’t achieve, they’d build another kiln. Its all appears to have been achieved in a low key cottage industry way. They do workshops. Ring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Have shopped here before but this time unable to park anywhere near the place so had to drive on! Frustrating, but if you can get there well worth it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank simon t
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Very lovely and nice to see young faces involved in leach pottery to keep it alive for future generations. Having been passed down a leach pottery plate from my mum 1 year ago I was happy to have come here for a visit and it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maggi1980
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Bernard Leach set this up in the time when St Ives the centre of artistic excellence and his work continues today Its free to visit but be warned its quite a distance from St Ives centre and a 20/25 minute work though you can catch...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Seeing the Leach Pottery, including the collection of pots from Asia, Leach, and his contemporaries, was almost a pilgrimage. You see his workshop and kilns, and get a real feel for him and his work. It was not too pricey.

Date of experience: June 2018
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G8Jane
22 February 2018|
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Response from MargaretP1908 | Property representative |
I'm afraid that we don't have a café but we do have hot drinks available. We hope to see you at the Pottery soon.
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Mama-spy-London
15 January 2015|
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Response from Julia T | Property representative |
Hi - we do have visits from caoch parties from time to time but there is no parking on site for coaches. Coach drivers will usually drop off visitors at the Pottery and then park up nearby. We can provide discounted rates... More
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