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Emmanuel Cooper
Bernard Leach in America

Ceramics in America 2004

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Bernard Leach, David Leach, and students at the Leach Pottery, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1945. (Courtesy, Leach Archive, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Bernard Leach, covered jar, 1924. Slipware. H. 9 7/8". (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Bernard Leach discussing the merits of thrown pots with students at Alfred University, 1950. (Courtesy, College Archives, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Bernard Leach, jar, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Stoneware. H. 1 3/4". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.) Thrown and turned with a celadon glaze.

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Bernard Leach, bowl, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Stoneware. H. 1 3/4". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.) Thrown and turned with a celadon glaze.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Bernard Leach, mug, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Stoneware. H. 4 7/8". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.) This is a so-called trellis mug with pulled handle and slip-trailed trellis decoration, and the word “ale” below.

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Bernard Leach, jug, 1912–1913. Stoneware. H. 5 5/8". (Courtesy, Leach Archive, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts.)

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Bernard Leach, bottle, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Stoneware. H. 7 1/2". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.) Thrown with a pulled handle.

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Warren MacKenzie, bowl, ca. 1969–1970. Stoneware. D. 6 1/4". (Courtesy, © Minneapolis Institute of Arts, www.artsMIA.org, gift of Rev. Richard L. Hillstrom.)

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Left to right: Bernard Leach, Soetsu Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, and Teamaster Sato at Toyama, Japan, 1961. (Courtesy, Leach Archive, Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts.)

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Bernard Leach, dish, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Slipware. D. 13". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.)

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Workshop at the Archie Bray Foundation, 1952. Left to right: Soetsu Yanagi, Bernard Leach, Rudy Autio, Peter Voulkos, Shoji Hamada. (Courtesy, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana.)

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Peter Voulkos, covered jar, ca. 1954. Stoneware. H. 14". (Courtesy, Montana Museum of Art and Culture. Gift of Lela and Rudy Autio.) This jar was refired with low-fire imagery in 1958.

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    Figure 14

    Rudy Autio, vessel, ca. 1965. H. 12". (Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Ruth and Robert Vogele, photo, John R. Glembin, acc. no. M2002.43.)

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Bernard Leach, dish, St. Ives, Cornwall, ca. 1920–1948. Slipware. D. 13". (Courtesy, Henry Bergen Collection, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.)