Elke Lucas has set up her ceramics studio in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast in Australia where she makes wheel thrown, high-fired porcelain. The decoration on the pots is minimal, using natural oxides, which allows the elegant shapes and the quality of the porcelain body to shine through resulting in pots that have a natural sophistication and a beautiful quiet presence.
Elke’s background as a potter began when she married into a family of English potters making slip decorated earthenware on the North Devon coast. Elke quickly discovered that she had a real affinity with clay and it was here that she served her apprenticeship in the busy creative atmosphere of a working studio pottery, acquiring the skills necessary through seven years of making, decorating and refining her style of pottery, learning along the way that there are really no short cuts to becoming an accomplished potter.
Now Elke is in her element working with the beautiful Australian porcelains and drawing inspiration from the beauty of the landscape and the natural forms around her.
I want to create pieces that people love to use everyday, lovely things that you can have out and are not afraid to use and enjoy. So that’s what I’m really aiming for – beautiful pots that people love to use.