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Post by mowen on March 12th 2013, 4:52 pm

I didn't pay much for it, but I really liked it, and thought it looked 'right', I'm glad you think so to! I am surprised at the range of sizes the leach pottery used. On bits I have the marks range from 5mm to 15mm depending on the size of the object. Logical I 'spose but just surprising to me Happy
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Post by studio-pots on March 12th 2013, 5:34 pm

They were making for over 70 years (I don't regard the current operation as being the Leach Pottery) and each potter would most likely have had at least one St Ives seal and some even more so not surprising.

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Post by studio-pots on March 16th 2013, 10:12 am

Just came across an image of a Leach Pottery earthenware mug/tankard from the late 1920s/early 1930s that I kept for a number of years. I have mentioned elsewhere that I do shy away from pots with damage but with earthenware I seem to be able to tolerate small nibbles and glaze flaking as this has.


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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 10:45 am

These are a group of four Earthenware small handled bowls. I suspect they are from the 20's,as the Earthenware clay colour is a lot different from pieces from the 30's. One does wonder how the pottery survived in its early years.The quality is not tthat good!

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 10:47 am

The reverse of the same pots.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 10:48 am

The mark on one of them.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 10:51 am

A small earthenware bowl,probably from the 30's.The earthenware clay is darker.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 10:53 am

The reverse of the above bowl.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:05 am

An earthenware coffee sized cup and saucer probably from the  30's and possibly by Harry Davis or David Leach. It is a much better potted item.Much tighter,better balanced.A little gem

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:08 am

Another view of the same cofee cup and saucer.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:10 am

The reverse of the cup.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:46 am

And the bottom of the saucer.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:55 am

The immediate decade after the Second World War.was probably the Golden Age for the Standard Ware of the Leach Pottery.In age of True Austerity -ractioning did not finish until the mid 50's- they could sell all they produced. David Leach had rationalised both Clay and production,and that period of the 'Oak Leaf' standard ware production in the late 40's early 50's was probably the zenith of Standard Ware at the Leach Pottery.
Teapots in particular seem quite rare. They were made to order,so inevitably are uncommon. There seem few images around.
This standard ware teapot is from the 'Oak Leaf' range circa late 40's/early 50's.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 11:56 am

Another view.

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Post by philpot on June 17th 2013, 5:02 pm

The following are the pages of a Standard Ware catalogue from circa 1960.

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Re: Leach Pottery - St. Ives

Post by NaomiM on June 29th 2013, 4:41 pm

Bowl with handle. Stamped with St Ives mark and ENGLAND
~4.5" dia bowl. 7" including handle. 2.5" high.
I believe there's a photo of one with this shape in the catalogue, above - No.13 Handled soup bowl open. 1/2pt.








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Post by NaomiM on July 7th 2013, 9:40 pm

Bowl with Z decoration.
5.5" dia. 3.25" high
From the catalogue = No. 42 small decorated porringer.


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Post by big ed on September 28th 2013, 7:22 pm



Salt glazed pots , by Roelof Uys , he is the present Senior Production Potter at the Leach Pottery .

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Post by NaomiM on September 28th 2013, 10:51 pm

I'm a big fan of Uys' stuff, and have a small bowl by him. I hope being at Leach Pottery doesn't mean he ends up just making brown pots.

http://www.uysgallery.co.uk/aboutus.html

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Post by big ed on September 29th 2013, 8:03 am



I'm not too bothered what colour he does as long as he can turn out pieces like this one ( light brown)Laughter 

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