The Leach Pottery is committed to the promotion of excellence in ceramic arts

As a part of that commitment it offers national and international residencies at the Leach Pottery to facilitate professional development. As part of these it offers a schedule of related talks, exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations.

The Leach is looking for self-directed ceramic artists of a demonstrable standard of quality, who have a connection to or significant interest in the Leach Pottery and its objectives. The resident should display a willingness to engage with the public and share your processes with visitors and the pottery’s production team.

Resident potters have included Jeff Oestreich (2012 and 2016), Tomoo Hamada (2009), Koie Ryoji (2010), Akira Yagi (2012), Warren Mackenzie (2013), Clementina van der Walt (2016) and Aaron Angell (2017).

There is currently availability for 28 October – 15 December 2019.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, 31 August 2018. For more details, visit: