Catherine Lucktaylor is passionate about creating beautiful objects out of clay!
Her first experience of clay was making figurative sculptures at Heckmondwike Grammar School in West Yorkshire. This led to her doing a 2-year foundation in General Art & Design at Huddersfield Polytechnic.
she found that coiling and making pots came naturally to her and her love of hand-building continues to this day. It was here that she first came across the Raku process as we were lucky enough to have David Roberts, a well-known and respected authority on Raku, as a visiting lecturer.
she went on to do a BA Hons in Ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. She continued to improve her skills with coiling and explored a range of low fired ceramics techniques and once again one of her lecturers, David Jones, was an authority on the Raku process.
The birth of her son, Leon in 2007 and another move in 2009, this time to west Cornwall, led her back to her first love of ceramics.
she now specialises in hand-built Raku fired ceramics inspired by the wild Cornish landscape.