• Echo of Leach Exhibition: Examples of Leach Standard Ware
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Examples of Leach Tableware
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Examples of Leach Tableware
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Leach Tableware Large Tall Mug Interpreted in Acrylic by Matthew Tyas
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Leach Tableware Large Tall Mug Interpreted in Acrylic by Matthew Tyas
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Leach Tableware Shallow Stacking Bowl Wooden Sculpture, Laser Drawings, Reconfigurable Plaster Mould by Matthew Tyas
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Leach Studio Interpretations of the Echo of Leach Designs
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Leach Studio Interpretations of the Echo of Leach Designs
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretation of the Echo of Leach Vase Using the Reconfigurable Plaster Mould by Matthew Tyas
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretations of the Echo of Leach Designs Using a Digital Slip Printer by Jonathan Keep
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretations of Echo of Leach Plates & Bowls by Matthew Tyas
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretations of Echo of Leach Vase by Doug Fitch
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretations of Echo of Leach Designs by Britta Wengeler
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretations of Echo of Leach Designs by Jeff Oestreich
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Display Cases
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretive Panels
  • Echo of Leach Exhibition: Interpretive Panels

Echo of Leach is a new range of 21st century Leach Standard Ware that I designed and developed during my doctoral research at the Leach Pottery. I curated an exhibition of this work which showed at the Pottery from June to September 2013. Echo of Leach included examples of my tools, designs, and pots, and also featured the new range of ‘Echo of Leach’ Standard Ware that I designed. Echo of Leach was then interpreted by the Leach Pottery Studio (Kat Wheeler and Britta Wengeler) and by Doug Fitch, Jonathan Keep, Jeff Oestreich and Britta Wengeler.

The research investigated ways in which digital design technologies (such as Computer Numerically Controlled Cutting and Rapid Prototyping) can be used to examine and extend Leach Pottery design and production methods. The project also included a visual review of Leach Standard Ware, observation of Leach Pottery workshop practices, and the development of practical skills in the use of digital design production methods. This exploration of new production methods, based on the integration of digital technologies into Leach’s current practices, provides the means to examine the relationship between digital design and small-scale craft making facilities.

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