Lucktaylor Ceramics Selected to Exhibit at International Trade Show
Lucktaylor Ceramics is one of 15 Cornish businesses to have been selected to represent Cornwall in a ‘Cornwall Style’ delegation in the CRAFT section of world class trade show Top Drawer in January.
With its rich history, Cornwall has always been famous for producing world-class artists and sculptors, inspired by its slow pace of life and dramatic scenery. 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’ 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.
Lucktaylor Ceramics' 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.
This is Lucktaylor Ceramics’ first trade show of its kind, having previously exhibited at Cornwall Design Fair. The opportunity to exhibit at Top Drawer is well coveted in the lifestyle community. Catherine from Lucktaylor Ceramics said, “I’m really proud to have been chosen for exhibiting at Top Drawer, as I am impressed with the quality of work selected for the show. I’m excited to be presenting two collections Sea & Cliffs and the best- selling Wild Cornwall collection which was featured on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throwdown and described as a ‘perfect example of Raku’.
As a hotbed for cultural organisations, Cornwall boasts a vibrant culture encompassing large-scale festivals, small neighbourhood projects, collaborations, individual craftspeople and artists as well as galleries with international reputations. There is a wealth of support for small businesses available. One such initiative is the Export for Growth programme, run by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and funded by the ERDF. Catherine Lucktaylor is thrilled to have been selected to receive a bursary from this programme to support attendance at the show.
Further information about Lucktaylor Ceramics can be found on the website: www.lucktaylorceramics.co.uk.