Penderleath Pottery was set up at Cripplesease on the St Ives to Penzance road by Anthony Richards in 1967. The premises consisted of an old house for Anthony and his wife, Christiane, to live in and a barn for the pottery.
Richard and Christiane worked the pottery for twelve years, after which they sold it to Bill Longley from Greyshott Pottery. Bill carried on for a couple of years before moving to Australia, and then the pottery fell into the hands of a couple from London who were not potters.
The premises were inactive as a pottery for two years, and then Dave Moran, who also was not a potter, took over and with the help of Anthony Richards managed to re-establish the pottery. The name was changed to Cripplesease Pottery and in 1986 was sold to Jamie Herschel who continued to run it under that name.