David Leach 1911-2005 – Bernard’s eldest son. He began an apprenticeship with his father at St Ives, Cornwall, in 1930 and trained as a pottery manager at the North Staffordshire Technical College, 1935-37. He subsequently managed the Leach Pottery, changing over from a wood-burning to an oil-burning kiln and modernising the workshop. In 1955 David left St Ives to set up the Lowerdown Pottery at Bovey Tracey, Devon. His work is highly regarded for it’s quality and technical expertise and sense of shape. He is also a very accomplished decorator.