Pigott, Gwyn Hanssen. Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was born in 1935 in Ballarat, Victoria.
She studied Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, spent three years in apprenticeship with Ivan McMeekin at Sturt Pottery, Mittagong and then worked in England with Ray Finch, Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew and Alan Caiger Smith for two years.
She established her own potteries, in London in 1960, in France in 1965 and in Tasmania in 1975.
She has held solo exhibitions in London, Adelaide and Sydney.
Her work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Sevres Museum, France.