Gwyn Hanssen Pigott's Ceramics

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Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was a ceramist native to Australia. She began her career as a student in art history at the University of Melbourne. Her first interest in ceramics, was the Kent collection of Chinese ceramics in the National Gallery of Victoria. When she finally decided to devote her career to ceramics, was when she met a potter by the name of Ivan McMeekin, who she became the apprentice of in his studio in New South Wales. Pigott met and discussed ceramics with many ceramists along her journey. She me her first husband at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Louis Hanssen. By 1960, she had her own pottery in London.

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