Lamorna Gore

Lamorna creates porcelain bowls filled with striking precious metal lustres. The bowls are wheel thrown, organic and individual in form. Lamorna works intuitively with the clay to shape each piece in the moment and without a pre thought out design. Each bowl is fired four times. After initial bisque and glaze firings they are then painted with gold lustre, a liquid medium containing particles of 22ct gold. After the lustre is applied, the bowls are fired again to burn off the organic binder and fuse the melted gold onto the porcelain. To obtain a rich warm gold Lamorna applies a second layer of lustre and then the bowls are fired for a forth time to reach their finished state.

After a career in London as a special needs teacher Lamorna moved back to Cornwall to raise her young twins and started studying ceramics with Jason Waston and Christine Feiler at the Penzance Art School. She now works from her studio near St Just, West Cornwall.

Available work by Lamorna Gore


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Temporary Gallery Closure

Following the announcement from the UK Government with regards to COVID-19, Ytene Gallery has temporarily closed from Saturday 21st March until further notice. The website will continue to be updated, showing all our available work, and with details of our reopening when it is deemed safe to do so. We appreciate the impact this will have on our customers, for which we sincerely apologise. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the gallery again very soon. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to telephone 07940 562462 or email