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SFPN 24th Juror: Simon Leach


  • 23rd. 2015, Matt Long
  • 22nd, 2014, Christa Assad
  • 21st, 2013, Jim Connell
  • 20th, 2012, Jack Troy
  • 19th, 2011, Mary Barringer
  • 18th, 2010, Bill van Gilder
  • 17th, 2009, Pete Pinnell
  • 16th, 2008, Linda Arbuckle
  • 15th, 2007, Malcolm Davis
  • 14th, 2006, Tom Coleman
  • 13th, 2005, John Glick
  • 12th, 2004, Susan Peterson
  • 11th, 2003 Wayne Higby
  • 10th, 2002, Jack Troy
  • 9th, 2001, Linda Christianson
  • 8th, 2000, Ken Ferguson
  • 7th, 1999, Warren MacKenzie
  • 6th, 1998, Cynthia Bringle
  • 5th, 1997, Val Cushing
  • 4th, 1996, Phyllis Blair Clark
  • 3rd, 1995, Chris Staley
  • 2nd, 1994, Bill Daley
  • 1st, 1993, Jack Troy
Juror Hall of Fame
portrait by Robert Schlatter
photo by Tom Story
"Look to combine beauty with function in a pot"                                - Bernard Leach

Growing up surrounded by a family of potters, I draw on those early influences: the work of my Father, (David Leach), and Grandfather, (Bernard Leach), Japanese and Korean art.

I have assimilated my surroundings; therefore my work has become a natural expression of what is personal to me.

I find the ongoing challenge of discovering my own visual language and voice as a potter both exciting and rewarding.

It is a lifetime journey.   SL