The buildings have grown from an old cow / tin-ore shed in the 19th century to a pottery in the 1920s when Hamada and Leach first attempted to construct a climbing kiln, (though this one failed and was re-built later) this was the first ever built in the western world, with the addition of a two-storey cottage built later, on to the lower end of the pottery (the Pottery is built on a steep hill over an ancient river bed), followed by a completely separate cottage at the top of the site added by Leach in 1927.
The site was renovated and restored in 2005-08 before being reopened to the public in March 2008 as a working pottery, museum and gallery. It is now managed by the Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Limited, a registered UK charity.
- "The Leach Pottery". leachpottery.com. 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
- "Bernard Leach Pottery In St Ives To Become Centre Of Excellence". culture24.org.uk. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
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