|Leach Pottery - St Ives Cornwall|
The Leach Pottery in St Ives have launched an appeal - particularly to help the village of Mashiko in northern Japan, which has been badly hit by the recent earthquake.
The pottery has strong links with Japan - stretching back more than a century.
Shoji Hamada, co-founder of the Leach Pottery in St Ives with Bernard Leach, settled in Mashiko with his family when he returned to Japan from St Ives in 1923. He set up his own pottery there and the village today has over 400 pottery studios and kilns.
In 2008 the people of the village collected more than £40,000 towards the rebuilding of Leach Pottery St Ives.
Details of the appeal and how to help are on:
Leach Pottery - Earthquake Appeal