Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 27th April 2005.


David Leach OBE, photograph taken c.1998.

David Leach OBE, potter and educationist,

It is with great sadness that we report the death of David Leach. One of Britain's most respected potters and part of the Leach dynasty begun by his father Bernard, David carved a unique niche in the British studio pottery world. A gifted teacher and demonstrator, David was particularly renowned for his work in fluted porcelain with celadon glazes. Obituraies appeared in many of the national newspapers and in the May/June issue of Crafts Magazine.

David was interviewed for the archive in 1993, one of the longest video recordings conducted by NEVAC at approximately seven hours.

David Leach: born Tokyo 7th May 1911, died Devon, 15th February 2005.