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. Her 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.
Recent collections are all 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.
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’.
See more of Catherine’s work on her website, where she also shares information about courses available and sells work from her online shop:
or find her on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LucktaylorCeramics
A film made about Catherine’s process is being shared as part of the Window into Whitegold programme: