The current studio team of one of the most influential potteries in the world, the Leach Pottery. Founded by Bernard Leach in 1920 in St Ives, Cornwall and celebrated by many as the birthplace of British Studio Pottery, this highly-skilled team of potters carry on the Leach’s precious legacy while adding their own voices to its philosophies and teachings.
The team is headed by Lead Potter Roelof Uys who maintains the high standard of making expected at the Leach Pottery: ‘It was a great honour to be offered the roll of Lead Potter here at the Leach. I hope to continue working in a tradition that has influenced and inspired so many artists from all over the world. I am always mindful that I stand on the shoulders of giants.’
The ‘Leach 101’ exhibiting studio team: Roelof Uys (lead potter), Britta James, Callum Trudgeon, Matt Foster and Annabelle Smith