Ceramike - Background Information

Leach Pottery Cube - Autumn 2015

Lowerdown Pottery foxglove teapot David Leach waves charger David Leach monumental floor vase

View across the exhibition
David Leach at his kiln at Lowerdown Pottery  in Bovey Tracey, Devon
Family photographs
Leach pottery celadon glazed standardware
Leach Pottery mead set produced for FF Mead
Leach Pottery standardware egg bakers and tray
Group of cups and tankards

David Leach : Industrial Devils and Standard Ware

View across the exhibition

View across the exhibition

When David Leach joined in 1930 the Leach Pottery was suffering fom technical issues. He took a course in Pottery Management at what his father Bernard called the home of the Industrial Devils, Stoke-on-Trent. On his return he made changes that helped the pottery survive and prosper and a range of standard ware was introduced. David left to start his own pottery at Lowerdown near Bovey Tracey in Devon producing his own range of standard ware alongside individual pots.

On a personal note, I remember David with great affection. He was a great potter, teacher and family man who always had time to help others.

David Leach fluted and incised bowls David Leach willow tree charger David Leach bottle vases David Leach tenmoku glazed stoneware


David Leach teapot and tea bowl
Lowerdown Pottery slipware dishes
Leach Pottery teapot wityh cups and saucers
David Leach lidded pots
David Leach celadon glazed teapot with cup and saucer
David Leach fluted bowls
David Leach decorated bowls