Behind the Scenes
Enjoy seeing the creative process and share the journey of Catherine Lucktaylor as she designs and creates hand-built Raku fired ceramics in rural Cornwall, UK.
I am delighted to announce that I now have gift vouchers available for sale.
One of the things I love about running my own business is meeting customers and getting feedback. I have recently had several requests for gift vouchers from wives looking for a special gift for their husband. What a fabulous and thoughtful gift for the man who has everything!
Give the gift of a Raku Experience!
I run a range of courses from beginners courses to those for more advanced students.
I also arrange Bespoke Raku Courses for individuals or groups, with dates arranged to suit you.
All courses are small with no more than 6 students to ensure that everyone gets individual attention.
These make the perfect gift for creative crafts lover, the hard to buy for husband or friend who has everything and would love to have a Raku experience!
The Gift Vouchers may be used for any of my Raku courses and also any ceramics for sale on my website.
I am always adding new pieces to my website and the Gift Vouchers may also be used to commission a perfect piece just for you!
The interview is by Sophie Hannam and the amazing photographs are by Jesse Wild. I felt so honoured to be featured and enjoyed spending the morning having my photograph taken by Jesse on his visit to Cornwall.
I especially love the this picture of me holding one of my Fluted Landscape Pots standing in front of my studio doors.
My latest commission was to make a set of three hand built ceramic Udu drums.
When I started to research online I got so excited. I couldn't believe that I'd never heard of these before as they are west African drums traditionally used in women's ceremonies and I have visited Nigeria and never came across these beautiful soulful ceramic drums.
I started by making a former to support the rounded base.
I make the sure the coils are well joined to avoid the pot cracking when drying out. I was also aware that to make a sound the drum would need to be hit! I was a little nervous at this point as I had never made a musical instrument before.
First Udu Drum almost finished.
Udu drum glowing in the Raku kiln getting ready to place in sawdust.
Udu drum in sawdust...almost finished now!
Packing the completed Udu drums ready to go to their new home.
I've been having so much fun making this Wild Cornwall jug as requested by a customer.
I loved making it so much I've been making some more.
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It has been an exciting month, the highlight of which was when one of my Wild Cornwall pots appeared on The Great Pottery Throwdown on BBC2, as an example of Raku. Imagine my surprise when Master Potter Keith Brymer Jones picked up my pot whilst declaring it to be a "perfect example of Raku..." I've been really enjoying the series and feeling very inspired!
A new Wild Cornwall collection is now in Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth and another collection is drying out ready for the Customs House Gallery in Porthleven. Both galleries run the Own Art Scheme, which is as interest free loan available to customers to spread the cost of a larger purchase.
A great excuse to indulge in that unique Raku pot you've had your eye on.
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