LEACH BOTTLE VASE
A rare salt-glazed bottle vase by Janet Leach. Soon after Bernard
Leach's death in 1979, Janet under took an exhibition in Japan.
The exhibition was to be salt-glaze. Janet produced the work and
with no kiln suitable for salt glazing approached Ian Gregory the
then leading specialist salt glaze potter at the time. (Ian once
told me Janet's payment for the firing was 12 bottles of whiskey)
of the pots from Ian's firing went to the exhibition, however a
few stayed in England. I believe this to be one of those that stayed.
marks, SI & JL. Leach Pottery St.Ives and personal mark.
h 24cm Ø
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