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


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.