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janet leach

Janet Leach 1918 - 1997 first met Bernard Leach while Leach was on a visit to Japan in the early 50's. Janet was working with Hamada at his Mashiko pottery. Janet is the one of the few potters who worked with Bernard to retain her own true voice. Her work owes all to the Japanese influences that she encountered while working in Japan. In her work one sees the influence of Oribe and Bizen. Janet came to England in 1956 marrying Bernard Leach and was to manage the Leach Pottery St.Ives until her death in 1997.
In my humble opinion Janet Leach was one of ten most significant potters of the 20th Century.

An obituary from the Independent by Emmanuel Cooper can be read HERE 1997.

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TOKKURI
A tokkuri by Janet Leach. Thrown and glazed in a grey speckled glaze with iron oxide brush dabs and dipped neck. Glazed pieces by Janet are not too common. Impressed SI and personal marks.

Ref: JLEACH-PM-04
Dimensions: height, 16.0cm
Price: £175.00
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TOKKURI
A tokkuri (Saki Bottle) by Janet Leach. Thrown and glazed in Ham Stone Glaze a faux ash looking glaze developed by Janet. The glaze on this tokkuri has run nicely.JL (Janet Leach & SI (St.Ives) A nice example. Circa 1990

Ref: JLEACH-PM.03
Dimensions: height: 14.0cm
SOLD

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BOTTLE VASE
A bottle vase by Janet Leach with vertical scaped pattern of fine lines. Iron slip and grey celadon glaze. Thrown and beaten. Echo's of Shimoaka's impressed rope pattern markings. Impressed with SI (St.Ives Pottery) and personal mark JL

Ref: JL-PM.02
Dimensions: height: 21.0cm
SOLD

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CUT FACETTED BOWL
An impressive shallow fruit bowl by Janet Leach. Classic stained black body with black glaze to interior. Broad cut facetting Impressed JL (Janet Leach & SI (St.Ives) Circa 1980

Ref: JLEACH-BOW-16
Dimensions: Ø 21.5cm height: 8.0cm
Price: £450.00
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For a similar example see image in 'Janet Leach A Potter's Life' by Emmanuel Cooper page 93

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