From her large rural studio at Bejowans Farm near St Buryan, west Cornwall, Catherine Lucktaylor creates stunning handcrafted contemporary ceramics.
Exquisitely crafted, one of a kind, pinched and coiled bowls and vessels embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape with many surfaces burnished to a smooth sheen using her favourite beach pebble.
Catherines' ceramics are Raku fired; an ancient Japanese technique which basically means ‘Enjoyment’. Glazed pieces are removed from the kiln whilst red hot and smoked in sawdust to give the distinctive crackle effect.
Catherine’s vivid use of colour, including her signature turquoise glaze, reflects the vibrant colour of the sea whilst the smoked crackle pattern is reminiscent of the rugged cliffs.
A piece from Catherine’s best-selling Wild Cornwall Collection was featured on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throwdown and described as a ‘perfect example of Raku’.
Catherine teaches a range of Raku courses from her studio and holds regular open studio events where she demonstrates her Raku firing process.