Philip and Frannie day out cont.more Leach Pottery and Pendeen

trip down memory lane age 6-7 I used to wonder into the w/shop and watch Bill Marshall and Scott Marshall throwing Scott had an amusing cartoon of a potter throwing such a big pot that he ended up inside it
the firings i knew they went on all night- wouldn’t it be great to fire the kiln once more??
boom boom in the thick foggy sea air. Pendeen fog horns


Pendeen Light


The mechanism of the old lights was so beautiful all those prisms floating in a moat of mercury

 We had a  delicious very reasonably priced lunch at THE GURNARD’S HEAD before scrambling down the cliff at Pendeen

AND  now you are going to have to guess what this is






Philip and Frannie day out ‘The Janet Leach Exhibition at the Leach Pottery St Ives’

early days Janet, Yanagi & Hamada.

Janet's work

An exhibition of Janet Leach’s work at the Leach Pottery in St Ives that’s a good enough reason to down tools for the day and take a trip into Cornwall, we were not disappointed!

I have always been a big fan of Janet Leach’s work so I’m delighted that the Leach Pottery  has decided to pay a tribute to this strongly independent artist. Joanna  Wason has  done a great job marrying  the selection of text and articles with an excellent display of Janet’s work. It comes a quite a relief to find pottery so well displayed in glass cabinets.