For those of you who are not aware the Leach family is synonymous and responsible for the Studio Ceramics movement that formed in the UK in early 1900’s. It was Simon’s grandfather Bernard Leach and his friend Shoji Hamada who brought the ethics and attitude of the studio potter from Japan to St Ives in Cornwall, the rest they say is history.

Simon, Bernard’s grandson, has continued the family tradition and has practised in the UK, Spain and currently USA. Simon puts some fantastic videos on You Tube for Potters of all abilities and I have been a subscriber and watcher for a few years now.

So if your into ceramics or want to get into ceramics, throwing in particular, then here is an excellent place to start. Check out some of Simon’s early videos for how to’s, they are full of invaluable information.