Potter – Artist
The colours and contours of South Devon’s coast and countryside inspire Susan Luker’s unique sculptural ceramics. Susan uses abstraction to powerfully convey her love for the landscape.
Each smoke fired Raku pot is hand built and lovingly burnished. Striking rivers of copper glaze flow across the surface evoking the setting sun.
Susan Luker was born in Gloucestershire near the Forest Of Dean in 1955 and trained as a hairdresser, finally running her own salon before having a family. On moving to South Devon around 1993 she began to extend her talents in the arts, painting and print making, finally gaining a HND in ceramics and glass at Plymouth Collage of Art and Design in 1998.
She quickly set up a ceramic workshop near Kingsbridge and in 2000, became a professional member of the British Craft Potters Association, elected as a Devon Guild member, joined West country Potters association, and enjoyed supporting Salcombe Art Club.
It was at Salcombe Art Club that she had her first taste of teaching ceramics, “Creative Hand Building” and Raku. The enjoyment of teaching led her to take teaching qualifications and running classes in Adult Education as well as her workshop then through the “Big Hands Little Hands,” Devon Guild’s school outreach programme.
Susan’s workshop has now expanded to accommodate a growing demand for her work which is now showing as far as Cumbria to Cornwall including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum London.
To date, the artist is still creating individual works of art and also exhibiting at the Devon Guild in Bovey Tracey.
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