Steve Taylor is a local artist and member of Lands End School of Art. He has become involved in many local community projects and more recently has become an art teacher.
Sutton Taylor was born in Yorkshire. He trained as a teacher and worked in Manchester before travelling throughout Central America, Mexico and the USA. In 1970 he returned to Yorkshire, where he began to experiment with raku, and went on to develop the ancient Asian technique of lustre, which provides an iridescent metallic glaze.
Taylor first exhibited in 1976 in Leeds, then more widely. He was the joint winner of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Vallauris 9th Biennale in 1984. His pots have been displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He has become a widely respected ceramicist whose work is held in public and corporate collections worldwide.
He uses the landscape as inspiration for his work, and lives in Cornwall.
Possibly the first wife, from Camborne, of Dr William Donald Glynn (aka Bill) Tellam (1899-2006).
As Kathleen Emily Temple, the artist was born at Ipswich, the daughter of Thomas Temple, a draper of 12 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire, and his Ipswich-born wife Emily Ann nee Bird, who married at Ipswich in 1878. Her father then took a position as a draper's manager at Southampton where Kathleen was sent to school.
Later she then studied at the Slade School under Henry Tonks and Alfred Rich and also studied in Florence. At Kensington, London in 1911, she married Frank Frederick Bird, an insurance company manager, also from Ipswich, like her mother, and possibly a relative.
They moved to Canada where Kathleen was head of art at Havergal College, Toronto 1911-1913 but then returned to England before the Great War.
She became a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 1902-1911 where she exhibited regularly, while also exhibiting widely (as listed below) elsewhere. She seems to have had a lull in her exhibiting until 1927, when her 72 year old husband died at Fulham, only resuming her exhibiting in 1930, as Kathleen Temple-Bird.
At the outbreak of the Second World War she moved from Chelsea to live at 3 The Warren, St. Ives, Cornwall. By 1949 she had returned to London. She died in Surrey in 1962, aged 82.
Born in New England, the son of a physician, the artist studied at the Gerome Studio in Paris. He became good friends with Thomas Millie DOW, and in 1884 the two travelled to the USA where they painted landscapes together in the Hudson Valley.
After Millie Dow and his family had moved to St Ives in 1896, it is thought that Thayer visited them there, and while visiting in Cornwall he painted portraits of Millie Dow's children and several landscapes. While in St Ives, he lived and worked at 5 Bellair Terrace (1891) following the death of his first wife, and visited again in 1894.