John Leach | Stoneware Bottle

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High temperature, wood-fired stoneware bottle with cross handle. Muchelney Pottery and makers mark on underside of vessel. 1985-90

Width 21cm x Heigh 38.5cm.

Excellent Condition. Bought direct from the potter.

John Leach, eldest grandson of renowned potter Bernard Leach, continues the family tradition at Muchelney Pottery on the edge of the ancient village of Muchelney in the heart of the Somerset Levels. John started the pottery in 1965 with his wife Lizzie. The pots are all hand-thrown, using local clays, and are wood-fired in the kiln to the high temperature of 1320ºC, which creates their distinctive 'toasted' finish. John's work is on diplay and for sale in the Gallery at Mulcheney Pottery and in selected major galleries including the permanent collections of the V&A Museum, London and The Tate Gallery, St. Ives.

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