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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 & GUINOMI
A tokkuri and matching guinomi by Janet Leach. Thrown and glazed in a grey speckled glaze with a brown glaze to the neck and shoulder. The Guinomi is also glazed in the same way.
Condition of the Guinomi. There is a small area of kiln damage to the outside of the foot-ring and the personal mark is obscured by glaze. Glazed pieces by Janet are fairly rare. Impressed SI and personal marks.(obscured)

Ref: JLEACH-PM-05
Dimensions: height, 18.0cm (tokkuri)
PRICE £225.00

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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 with small shoulder lugs by Janet Leach which has been modified to an oval form. Classic black clay body with glazed roundels to belly and neck. Impressed with SI (St.Ives Pottery) and personal mark JL
A really nice Janet Leach!

Ref: JL-PMK-05
Dimensions: height: 18.5cm width across the shoulder to tip of the lugs 13.0cm
PRICE £350.00

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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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