Norah Braden was considered to be one of the pioneer British women potters.  From 1925 to 1928 during her time at Leach Pottery Norah became interested in wood ash-glazes.  Bernard Leach had great respect for Norah he felt she was naturally gifted having the best eye of any of his pupils.  She went on to work closely alongside Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie at Coleshill producing individual pieces.  She exhibited widely in London, but being a perfectionist, she would destroy those pots she was unhappy with, making her work very rare.