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david leach 1911 - 2005
DAVID LEACH was a highly respected figure within the studio pottery world, Leach was a champion of the burgeoning Craftsmen Potters Association (now Craft Potters Association), serving for a time as its chairman. He was a knowledgeable advocate and helped establish the studio pottery course at Harrow School of Art in the mid-Sixties, and later the Dartington Pottery Training Workshop, both based on the atelier system of teaching. Students were taken at his pottery, and these at different times included his three sons, Johnny, Jeremy and Simon. In 1987 he was appointed OBE.

At their best David Leach's pots are fresh, clear and bold, the decoration, whether brushed or incised, articulate and animate the form. Some of his finest pieces were porcelain tea sets with delicate fluted decoration and a pale blue celadon glaze, which combine elegance and finesse with a sound understanding of his chosen material.

Emmanuel Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

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FLUTED BOWL
A fine porcelain bowl by David Leach. Dolomite glaze with broad flutes. Great classical Oriental form inspired by the fluted bowl given to David's father Bernard Leach whilst travelling in Japan 1950. See a "Potter's Challenge".
Impressed personal mark DL.
Size: Ø 14.5 cm height 11.0 cm
Ref: OAKWOD-DL05

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