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bernard leach & the leach pottery

Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was born in Hong Kong and spent over a third of his life living in the East. He first encountered pottery while in Japan in 1911, when attending a dinner party he was asked to decorate a teabowl. The bowl was a raku bowl and it was soon returned to him fired and still warm , it was this encounter that was to set the course of his life.
Leach's pots at their best are truly wonderful, his understanding of form, balance and pattern is without equal. A recurring theme of his decoration is nature, birds, perhaps standing for freedom and fauna, wild grasses and flowers all beautifully represented and glowing with fire of life. A favourite pattern the Tree of Life perhaps best encapsulates Leach's spiritual side as does his pilgrim motif, which may represent Leach himself alone but not lonely, traveling life's great journey.

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BERNARD LEACH ETCHING
White Mustang
New Craftsman Edition 12/25
Soft ground etching 1918 steel plate
Illustrated page 89 in The Etchings of Bernard Leach, by Simon Holding. Crafts Study Centre.

Size: Etching size 23 x 16 cms
Framed: 39 x33cms
Ref: ETCH -BL01
Price £350.00
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BERNARD LEACH ETCHING
Wind in the Hills, also known as
Raging Winds and Mountain Wind
New Craftsman Edition 15/25
Soft ground etching 1918 steel plate, BL etched into plate.
Illustrated page 86 in The Etchings of Bernard Leach, by Simon Holding. Crafts Study Centre.

Size: Etching size 20 x 15 cms
Framed: Oak Frame
Ref: ETCH -BL02
Price £350.00
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One example signed "Bernard Leach" and dated 1913 Illustrated in An English Artist in Japan

BUD VASE
A small bud vase possibly by Ichino. Impressed SI (The Leach Pottery, St.Ives pottery mark) These small bud vases were a part of the standard range of forms. John Bedding who worked at the Leach Pottery along side Shigeyoshi Ichino confirms that this pattern was by Ichino.

Size: h.8.0cm Ø. 6.5cm
Ref: OC/DB-ICHINO-01
SOLD
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BUD VASE
A small bud vase with a very attractive flecked tenmoku glaze. Impressed SI (The Leach Pottery, St.Ives pottery mark) These small bud vases were a part of the standard range of forms. The clay body of this bud vase is a very white clay.

Size: h.8.0cm Ø. 7.0cm
Ref: OC/DB-TEN-01
PRICE: £75.00
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