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1935 Born Ballarat, Victoria
1954 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) University of Melbourne
2000 Trained as potter, apprenticeships in Australia and UK
1960 Established studio, Notting Hill, London, UK
1963 Elected Fellow, Society of Designer Craftsmen, UK
1965 Research Fellow, Dept. of Industrial Arts UNSW, Sydney
1966-73 Established pottery at Acheres, near Bourges, France
1975-80 Established workshop, Tasmania. Crafts Board funded
1981-88 Potter-in-Residence, QUT, Brisbane
1989 Established studio at Netherdale, Central Queensland
1994 Arts Queensland Creative Development Grant
1997 Australia Council Emeritus Award
1998 Australia Council Fellowship Award
2001 Established studio at Ipswich, Queensland
2002 Awarded OAM (Order of Australia Medal)


2004 Galerie Besson, London, UK
2003 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA
Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
2002 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2000 Galerie Besson, London, UK
1999 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA
1998 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Rex Irwin, Sydney
1997 Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: Bowls and Still Lifes, Craftwest Gallery, Perth
Galerie B15, Munich, Germany
1996 Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: A Twenty Year Survey, Queensland Art Gallery
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Small Works, Narek Galleries, Canberra
1995 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Rex Irwin, Sydney
1993 Crafthouse Gallery, CCBC, Vancouver, Canada
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, USA
1992 Galerie Besson, London, UK
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
1991/93/95 PRO-ART, St. Louis, USA
1990/91 Narek Gallery, Tharwa, ACT
Margaret Francey Gallery, Brisbane


2004 Porcelain: Galerie Handwerk Munchen, Germany
2003-4 50 Years of Australian Ceramics. Newcastle Region Art Gallery Australia
2003 Still Life: Ceramics and Paintings. Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland, NZ
The dish ran away with the spoon: Exploring Still Life. Academy Gallery, Launceston
Changing Surfaces, A Shepparton Art Gallery Exhibition. Shepparton, Australia
Now and Now, World Contemporary Ceramics. The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003 Korea.
Inaugural Exhibition: The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art. Part 2: Ceramic Art from an
International Perspective. Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
The Second Wave. Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia Inc. Fo Guang Art
Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
2002-3 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award 2002. The Ian Potter Centre NGV: Australian Art
Fieldwork, Australian Art 1968-2002, Inaugural exhibition, The Ian Potter Centre NGV:
Australian Art. Melbourne, Australia
Teapots and Opium. Garth Clark Gallery, New York
2002 Less is More: Less is a Bore. Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane,Australia
Kunstmesse Munchen, Galerie B 15, Munich, Germany
Ceramic Modernism: Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and Their Legacy. The Gardiner Museum
Of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada
Ritual of Tea: Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, S.A. and Object
Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2001-2 Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia USA and Helsinki Konstindustrimuseet, Finland
2000 Colour & Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, LACMA, California
Return of Beauty, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide & Object Gallery, Sydney
8. Craft from Scratch, Frankfurt Triennale, Germany, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide &
Object Gallery, Sydney
12th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
A Decade of Collecting Australian decorative arts and design, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1999 (Un)Limited: Repetition and Change in International Craft, UK Crafts Council, London
Artisti del Mondo (Artists of the World), Museo Internationale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
Contemporary Australian Craft, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium, Gallerie Besson, London, UK
Contemporary Ceramics in Georgia Collections, Macon, Georgia, USA
New works in Clay, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, USA
1998-99 The Ceramic Still Life, Dowse Art Museum & Auckland Art Museum, New Zealand
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
1998 A View of Clay, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
The Contemporary Teapot, Keramikmusset Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
1997 International Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
Australische Keramik, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Craft Australia project, touring to Kunstgewerbemeuseum,
The Somatic Object, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Sydney Myer Fund Acquisition Award, Shepparton Art Gallery
Containment, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart and touring Tasmania & Victoria
Still-Life Still Lives, Art Gallery of SA (Still Lifes from the AGSA collection)
Material Perfection: Minimal Art and its Aftermath, A Selection from the Stokes Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art
Gallery, UWA
1996 Australian Wood-Fire Survey, Strathnairn Ceramics Association and Vessel: Contemporary Australian Ceramics,
CSA Gallery, both in conjunction with the 8th National Ceramics Conference: International Connections,
Aurora, Australian wood, metal, glass, fibre & ceramics RMIT, Melbourne & Seoul Arts Centre, Korea
Objects of Ideas, Ten Approaches to Contemporary Craft Practice, touring exhibition by Queensland Regional
1995 Aspects of Minimalism, Garth Clark Gallery, New York
VicHealth National Craft Award 1995, NGV, Melbourne
1994-95 Sydney Myer Fund Acquisition Award, Shepparton Art Gallery
1994 The Art of the Object, Craft Australia touring exhibition, Uruguay, Brazil & Chile
The Private Collection: Aspects of the Leach-Hamada tradition in Australia, Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne
The bowled and the beautiful, The Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle
SOFA, Narek Gallery, Chicago, USA
1992,93,95 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
1993 Woodfired Ceramics, Studio 20 Galley, Blackwood, SA
Delegates Exhibition, 7th National Ceramics Conference University of SA
The Raw and the Cooked, Barbican Art Gallery, London
Confrontations, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
48th International Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
1992 Australia: New Design Visions, 2nd Australian International Crafts Triennial, AGWA
Le Bol, Galerie Leonelli, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Ceramic Still Life, Garth Clark Gallery, New York
VicHealth National Craft Award, NGV, Melbourne
Commonwealth Bank National Ceramic Award Exhibition, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
Jahresmesse Kunsthandwerk, Hamburg, Applied Art Museum
6th National Ceramics Exhibition, Thailand
Sturt Potters, NSW Government Exhibition, Tokyo
1991 Une Passion pour la Ceramique, La Collection Fina Gomez, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Asia Pacific Crafts Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
1990 La Borne en Feu, La Borne, France
Homage to Morandi, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1990,91,92 Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition (CINAFE), Narek Gallery, Chicago, USA


Alison Britton Gwyn Hanssen Pigott. Ceramic Review no 185 Sep/)ct 2000
Nigel Atkins La Borne, La revue de la ceramique et du verre, France, no. 118, May/Jun 2001
Edmund de Waal Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, La revue de la ceramique et du verre, France, no. 112, 2000
Robin Hopper Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetics in Pots of Purpose, 2nd edition, Chilton Book Company,
Radnor PA, 1986 2000
Edmund de Waal Design Sourcebook: Ceramics, 1999
Marie Claire Lifestyle Splendid Isolation, Feb/Mar 1999
Gwyn H. Pigott Truth in Form, Studio Potter, USA, January 1998
Peter Lane Ceramic Form: Design and Decoration, Collins, London & Rizzoli NY, revised edition 1998
John Stringer Material Perfection: Minimal Art & its Aftermath, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA '98
Norris Ioannou Masters of their Craft, Craftsman House 1997
Peter Anderson Still Objects of Contemplation, Business Review Weekly, May 13, 1996
Neville French Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: Artist in Residence, Ceramics: Art & Perception, No.17
Ruark Lewis Gwyn Hanssen Pigott: Recent Work, Object, Nos 3 & 4, 1995
Emmanuel Cooper Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Crafts UK, Jan/Feb 1993
Peter Timms Art Monthly Australia, May 1992
Peter Timms Ceramic Art And Perception, No. 9, 1992
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Studio Potter USA, Dec 1991
Stephen Rainbird Gwyn Pigott, Art and Australia, Autumn 1991
Ian Mackay Ceramics Art And Perception, Issue 1, 1990
Jacques Delaruelle The Sydney Review, Jan 1990


National Gallery of Australia
All Australian State Galleries
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
New Parliament House, Canberra
Brisbane Civic Art Gallery & Museum
Banyule Art Collection, Victoria
Regional Galleries in Australia: Newcastle, Ballarat, Castlemaine, Launceston, Geelong, Gippsland, Shepparton, Stanthorpe,
Townsville, Gold Coast, Devonport, Bendigo, Orange, Bathurst, Darwin, Gladstone, Cairns; Queensland University of Technology,
Brisbane, University of NSW, Tasmanian School of Art at Hobart.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Crafts Council of Great Britain, London
Fina Gomez Collection, Paris
Holburne Museum and Crafts Study Centre, Bath, UK
Belfast Museum, Northern Ireland
Henry Rothschild Collection, Cambridge, UK
Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, Holland
Dr. Hans Thiemann Collection, Hamburg Germany
Winnipeg Museum, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Auckland Museum, New Zealand
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Jack Lenor Larsen Collection, USA
Regional Galleries, UK. Bristol, Maidstone, Manchester, Paisley