It certainly didn't with poor old Trevor Corser who, despite the last surviving continuous link to Bernard Leach, was unceremoniously given the boot when they shut the place down last year. So, there's nothing to see there now. (I think it is being re-developed. Although god knows how destroying the character of the place by getting rid of the characters in the place is supposed to benefit future generations!).
However, the Spooky St. Ives Reporting Team were lucky enough to get access to the Leach Pottery when it was still the Leach Pottery that Bernard Leach would have recognised, thanks to the one person there that Bernard Leach would have recognised. So, weak and foolish mortals:-
"His name is Trevor Corser, King of Potters
Look upon his (former) works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Percy Bysshe Jelly
How to find the Leach Pottery.
The Leach Pottery is at the top of the Stennack (I'm assuming you've managed to find St. Ives). If you are coming into St. Ives from Carbis Bay, when you get to the Porthminster Hotel follow the signs to the coach park rather than turning off right to drop down into the town. Go past the big car park and follow the road which will take you past St. Ives Junior School and then turns right and drops down onto a nasty-looking little junction which comprises two mini roundabouts stuck together. Ignoring the confusing layout (but observing the traffic!) you just turn left and head straight up the Higher Stennack. A hundred yards or so you will find the Leach Pottery looming on your left opposite Parc-an-Creet garage.
If you are coming from Penzance along the old road (i.e. via Halsetown), the pottery is on your right immediately past the Fire Station and Penbeagle Lane.
If you are already in St. Ives, just head straight up the Stennack from Gabriel Street.
If you are coming from any other direction then you are hopelessly lost and should seek help (and/or a pub)!
On arrival we went for a quick potter around the pottery.
ERRATUM: For 'expedition' read 'exhibition' throughout!
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