Leach Pottery > Leach 100 Residencies for Pottery/Ceramic Artists (UK)

To celebrate its centenary, the Leach Pottery in Cornwall, UK is hosting two international residents.

Established in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery studio forged new connections across countries and traditions, broke fresh ground and repositioned the importance of pottery in our culture. A century later, the project is still going strong and the values and passion the two men brought to the art form remain at the heart of the Leach Pottery today.

The studio is offering potters the opportunity to help celebrate these values and explore how pottery and ceramics have a vital and illuminating role to play in our contemporary world.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the Leach Pottery and respond to the site, its history and collections, its staff and visitors, and to push your work in a new direction. You will develop a new body of work to reflect the centenary that will be exhibited as a part of the Leach 100 celebrations at the end of 2020 – a creative finale.

Residency dates:

  • Summer Residency: 18 May – 31 July 2020.

  • Autumn Residency: 1 September – 13 November 2020.

Financial Support:

  • A bursary of £5000.

  • Free on-site accommodation for the ten-week residency.

  • A travel fund – up to £1000.

  • Joint exhibition in the Leach Pottery Reception Gallery.

Applications are welcomed from around the world. Applicants are expected to have either a professional grounding and/or be self-sufficient in their practice.

Deadline: 6 March 2020

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