An appeal to buy and redevelop the Bernard Leach pottery in Cornwall is attracting interest from the Far East.
The Grade II listed workshop is badly in need of repair
The master potter trained in Japan and is regarded as the first westerner to master oriental techniques.
A restoration support group wants to raise £1.5m by next summer to redevelop the site at St Ives which has fallen into disrepair.
The plan is to transform the site into an international centre of excellence for ceramics.
The group's chairwoman, Lady Carol Holland, says she welcomes the interest from the Far East.
The pottery was originally established in the 1920s by Bernard Leach, one of Britain's most influential artists and the workshop is Grade II listed.