Sutton Taylor

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“The process being so notoriously technically challenging I am sure that all lustre potters take comfort in the oft quoted passage from  the 16th century chronicler of potter Pilcolpasso – of Lustre he says  – The art is so uncertain that of a hundred pieces hardly six are good ….. but when they work they are paid for in gold.

Hence the secrecy which has surrounded Lustre throughout its history and its connection to alchemy and fascinating accounts of secret kilns, firings taking place behind locked doors, secret glaze recipes and knowledge dying with the potter.”