Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1935 and studied Fine Arts at Melbourne University. She trained with Ivan McMeekin in New South Wales and worked with Ray Finch, Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew in Britain. Setting up studio, first in London in 1960 and later in Acheres, France, she returned to Australia in 1975 and has lived and worked there since.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott has exhibited extensively in Australia, America, Europe and Asia and is the recipient of many awards. Her work is in numerous private and public collections worldwide. In 2002 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the arts as a ceramic artist and teacher.

Above: Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Japan 2006
Photo © Wakae Nakamoto

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 2010
Pots for Light: New International Porcelain Apr - May 2009
Classic & Contemporary Ceramics Jan - Feb 2009
Twenty Years - Twenty Pots Sep - Oct 2008
Gwyn Hassen Pigott: Still Lifes for Windows Jun 2004
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott May - Jun 2000
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: Still Lifes Sep - Oct 1992

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