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Leach, Bernard 1887-1979

Overview
Works: 248 works in 631 publications in 6 languages and 11,208 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Silent films  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Adapter, Other, zxx, Artist
Classifications: TP807, 738.30924
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A potter's book by Bernard Leach( Book )

132 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China’s Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach's A Potter’s Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish of one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter’s Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach’s time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art."
The unknown craftsman; a Japanese insight into beauty by Muneyoshi Yanagi( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamada, potter by Bernard Leach( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and French and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tekst og billeddel
A potter's work by Bernard Leach( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potter's challenge by Bernard Leach( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosphy of pottery
Kenzan and his tradition; the lives and times of Koetsu, Sotatsu, Korin, and Kenzan by Bernard Leach( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Japanese and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A potter in Japan, 1952-1954 by Bernard Leach( Book )

24 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A potter's portfolio; a selection of fine pots by Bernard Leach( Book )

14 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Leach by Edmund De Waal( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Britse keramist (1887-1979)
The quiet eye : pottery of Shōji Hamada & Bernard Leach by Shōji Hamada( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings, verse & belief by Bernard Leach( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Leach : a monograph, 1977( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Bernard Leach : [catalogue of] a loan retrospective exhibition, March to May 1977 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artisan et inconnu : la beauté dans l'esthétique japonaise by Muneyoshi Yanagi( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Leach und seine Kunst by Bernard Leach( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in German and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het pottenbakkersboek van Bernard Leach by Bernard Leach( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Craft of the potter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master craftsmen including Michael Cardew, Bernard Leech, Shoji Hamada, and Elizabeth Fritsch demonstrate the characteristics of various kinds of clay and many of the techniques used to hand build, throw, and decorate ceramic pieces. Includes discussion of English pottery and archival footage of Nigerian women crafting pots
The art of the potter by Sidney Reichman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Japan and England this film presents the work of the two most respected potters alive in the world today, Bernard Leach in Cornwall, England, and Shoji Hamada in Japan
The art of Bernard Leach by Bernard Leach( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The unknown craftsman; a Japanese insight into beauty
Alternative Names
Bernard Howell Leach

Bernard Leach

Bernard Leach Brits pottenbakker (1887-1979)

Leach, Bernard

Leach, Bernard Howell.

Leach, Bernard Howell 1887-

Leach, Bernard Howell 1887-1979

Richi, Banado 1887-

Rīchi, Bānādo 1887-1979

バーナード・リーチ

リーチ, バーナード

Languages
English (304)

Japanese (21)

German (18)

French (18)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (3)

Covers
The unknown craftsman; a Japanese insight into beautyHamada, potterBernard LeachDrawings, verse & beliefBernard Leach, Hamada & their circle : from the Wingfield Digby CollectionThrown : British Columbia's apprentices of Bernard Leach and their contemporariesSpinning the clay into stars : Bernard Leach and the Bahá'í faith