The Leach Pottery, St Ives.
Bernard Leach and the Leach pottery, St Ives.
Slipware 'Water Lily' jug by William Marshall
Bernard Leach (1887 - 1979) entitled 'Bird of Peace'. Bernard Leach (1887 - 1979) entitled 'Bird of Peace'. A soft ground etching on paper signed Bernard Leach and dated 1917 in the print. Mounted and framed. 4.5 in (11.5 cm) x 5.9 in (15 cm). For reference purposes see book written by Simon Olding entitled 'The Etchings of Bernard Leach' published by the Crafts Study Centre in association with the Leach Pottery on page 91, plate 64.
Shoji Hamada vase. With Bernard Leach, Hamada started the Mingei movement in 1926, Mashiko, in Tochigi Prefecture, about two hours by train from Tokyo. The movement sought to revive rapidly disappearing ceramics techniques that were being drowned in a rising tide of industrial production.