Sgraffito Rhyme Jug Temple Jar Lidded Jar Green Man Jug Arum Lily Sgraffito Apple Designs Sgraffito Beach Scene Vase Spherical Vessel Horse Carving Flagons Horse’s Head Bowls Sculptural Piece Rimmed Bowl Waisted Vase Sgraffito Mackerel Vase Three Textured Vases Bulbous Vase Pint Tankards


Welcome to the web site of Cornwall-based craftsman Ken Luckhurst, who specialises in traditional English Slipware Pottery – with sgraffito design.

This attractive type of pottery is made using red earthenware clay that has been covered with a thin layer of white clay known as slip. Through this slip layer I scratch and etch a design that reveals the underlying red clay, creating a strong contrast between the two colours.

Traditional slip decorated pottery lends itself well to making commemorative ware or gifts for birthdays, weddings, births, retirements etc. I enjoy creating pots that mark an event as I know that, if looked after properly, they will be around for many years and can be passed down through the generations.

I use various techniques for making my pottery which are coiling, throwing, slabbing and press moulding, all of which enable me to make a wide range of pottery shapes.

i sell my work through local galleries and am often commissioned to make a pot for a special event.