Sunday, August 19, 2007


Born in St Ives (Cornwall) in 1956 I have no recall of The Leach Pottery as we moved to Lowerdown later that year. My grandfather Bernard, already an elderly gentleman when I was born was quite an impressive figure within the family and I remember quite clearly one Christmas he gave me the advice "look for beauty but also usefulness in a pot". Words I still carry with me today.
My Lowerdown childhood must sound idyllic to pottery collectors and enthusiasts alike as I was surrounded by pots of every description and also by people who were "passing through" either as guests or serving their apprenticeships under my father David.-Many of these people still inspire and influence my work.(more on Simon Leach site)

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