International Contemporary Ceramics

Anita Besson died on 20th October 2015

She has left her important private collection of 20th century ceramics to the Derek Williams Trust, who will be placing it on loan within the National Museum of Wales at Cardiff.

The collection of over 80 pieces is comprised of works by the following artists:

  • Hans Coper
  • Lucie Rie
  • Michael Cardew
  • William Staite Murray
  • Vladimir Tsivin
  • Ian Godfrey
  • Ryoji Koie
  • Tatsuzo Shimaoka
  • Claudi Casanovas
  • Jacqueline Lerat
  • Bernard Dejonghe
  • Ewen Henderson
  • Shiro Tsujimura

In May 2016 a selection from the collection will go on display at the Museum. They are planning to display the full collection in autumn 2017.

Galerie Besson closed in June 2011. This website, and its wealth of information about studio ceramics, will be kept online as a research resource and archive. Please note the website is not being added to or updated any further and should be used soley as a reference to the gallery's 23 year history.

Galerie Besson