'...A strong sense of community, jovial and club-like pervaded the [Leach] Pottery. Practical jokes involved buckets balanced over doorways, and endless ribbing. Nick-names were freely given, Leach gaining the name Rik, Riketty or Rickety because of the shaky state of his Martinside motor-bike. Norah BRADEN, a student from the RCA, was known as Lise, Ada MASON, another student, as 'Peter'.' (Cooper)
Ada Mason emigrated to the USA in 1927 after working with Katherine PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE at her own pottery from 1925.