The Leach Pottery

New Clay Room

The Leach Pottery is currently fundraising to build a new clay room on the site. This will cost in the region of £10,000 and will free up space in the pottery studio to accommodate two more working potters.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1111263)

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The Leach Pottery reopened to the public in March 2008 as both an historic site and a working pottery studio. In September 2008 we launched our new range of affordable tableware, made by our start up potters to the design and high standards of Lead Potter, Jack Doherty. Profits from the tableware sales are reinvested in the upkeep of the site and in our education programme, including a new MA programme with University College Falmouth. They also provide an important source of income for our trainee potters who are just setting out in business for themselves. The tableware has already proved terrifically popular but capacity to produce it is hampered by a lack of studio space. In order to increase our capacity and bring more potters into the studio we desperately need to build a clayroom on the site which will provide storage and recycling facilities for our raw materials. In these early stages the charity is unable to fund the development without help. £10,000 will pay for the new clay room and ensure that the Leach Pottery's main earned income stream is protected for the future and that the work of the pottery continues to flourish and grow.

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