Sutton Taylor

 

Sutton Taylor, born in Yorkshire in 1943 is one of Britain's most renowned ceramicists. Despite originally training as a teacher, on his travels in Jamaica, Mexico and the USA, he met several potters and this lead him to return to England and set up his first pottery in Yorkshire. 

Shortly after this, he moved to Leeds, where he began to work in stoneware and porcelain. He also experimented widely with laminated clays. In 1974 he returned to Yorkshire and set up a wood fired kiln, with which he experimented in raku and using local clays. 

He exhibited his first pieces of lustreware in Leeds in 1976 and these have continued to be exhibited internationally since. He is also part of many permanent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum. He now lives and works in Cornwall, drawing on the landscape for his inspiration.