January 2020

Bernard Leach and his influence on 20th Century Studio Ceramics

Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:30
The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX

Trained to be a potter in Japan, and with a deep intellectual desire to bring East and West together, the forms and glazes often reflect his love of Asia. However his research into British ceramics was evident, particularly in the early years at St. Ives. The importance of craftsmanship, and the individual was vital to his teaching and his students and family continued spreading the word. His hectic exhibition schedule in the 1950s and 60s was enormously important to the development of the ‘Studio Potter’.


Mrs Diana Lloyd

Freelance lecturer in ceramic, glass and the history of interior decoration in Europe, North and South America. Lectures at the Inchbald School of Design, the Interior Design School and for American University Groups, National Trust and Antiques Societies and Christie's Education. Guides groups through museum collections and country houses. Collects ceramics and glass. Diploma with Distinction in the Fine and Decorative Arts, Inchbald School of Design.