Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Happy Birthday Bernard Leach! Leach is known as the “dean of English potters” although he was born in Hong Kong in 1887. After being educated in the English school system, he returned to Japan and studied with a master potter. His forms are simple and void of unnecessary decoration. He did not subscribe to the “art for art’s sake” mantra, instead believed ceramics should be functional and accessible to the average man.