Raku Ceramics Courses with

Catherine Lucktaylor

***This is the final year of my Raku courses for a while as I am taking some time out from teaching next year. Keep an eye on my Behind the Scenes Blog to keep up to date with new developments***

For 2019 I have a choice of beginners and advanced courses for small groups of no more than 6.

You are invited to join me in my recently refurbished large rural studio in the beautiful location of Bejowans Farm in far west Cornwall to unleash your creativity and learn some new skills.

I have many years experience of the Raku process and enjoy creating a relaxed and inspiring space for you to explore the joys of Raku firing your own handmade creations. 

I have created a range of courses to suit all levels, from Raku experience days, to Introductory courses and of course my popular annual Raku Masterclass for those students who want to delve further into the mystery of Raku firing.

I offer a range of bespoke Raku courses for groups and individuals. After refining my techniques over many years I have made all the mistakes so you don't have to! You will learn ancient hand building techniques and how to successfully glaze and fire your creations using the exciting process of Raku firing.

For more details and to book your creative Raku adventure follow the links below. Don't delay as places get booked up fast and I don't want you to be disappointed.

If you have any questions please get in touch.


Raku Ceramics Masterclass

1 - 5 July 2019


This annual Raku Masterclass is a must if you have some experience of working with clay and want to learn how to successfully Raku fire your ceramics. An advanced and in-depth course.


Advanced Raku Ceramics

27 Oct, 3 & 10 November 2019


This 3 day advanced Raku course is a perfect follow on to my introductory courses.
The course runs over 3 Sundays which gives you more time to expand and explore the possibilities of Raku.


Introduction to Raku Ceramics

10 & 17  March 2019


If you have always wanted to try Raku, this is the perfect course for you. Click on the button below for more details or to book your place.


Beginners Raku Ceramics

12 & 19 May


This course is suitable for beginners. Follow the link below for more details and booking. Only 6 places available to ensure you get individual and expert tuition. 


Catherine Lucktaylor gives a very informative and friendly course on Raku making and firing. She is a good instructor with a great knowledge of the subject and is able to make us feel both competent and creative.
Catherine is a welcoming and a warm person to work with.
Highly recommended.
— Mick Messenger

Raku Course Booking and Policies

  • To ensure your place on any course payment must be made in full to secure your place.


  • If you do need to cancel your place on a course please let us know as soon as possible.

  • If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the course your payment will be refunded minus a 20% cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel with less than 2 weeks' notice, your payment is non-refundable.

  • I try very hard not to disappoint people, but if I have to cancel a course due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, you may transfer to another course subject to availability. If this is not possible or desired you will receive a full refund.

Gift Vouchers - Now Available!

  • To spend your voucher please browse the Courses and make your choice.

  • Vouchers can be used for full or part payment only. No change is given. If the voucher is not enough to cover the full course fee you will need to 'top up' to cover the cost of the chosen course

  • Contact the Catherine  directly to arrange your booking by email info@lucktaylorceramics.co.uk or telephone 07810778362.

  • Make it clear that you are using a gift voucher as full or part payment of the course fee and provide the code.  The voucher is then 'spent'.

  • After this point you are bound by our booking and cancellation terms.

  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

  • Booking must take place before the expiry date on your voucher, though the actual course may take place at a much later date.

  • Vouchers may be used for any of the group courses on offer or if you prefer a bespoke 1-1 course, dates can be arranged to suit.