Daisy Merton was an Australian potter who lived from 1889 to 1972. She is best known for her work as a studio potter, creating beautiful and functional ceramic pieces that are highly sought after by collectors today.
She was born in England, but moved to Australia in the early 1900s and began her career as an artist in the 1920s, working in a variety of media including painting, drawing, and sculpture. However, it was her work in ceramics that would make her name.
Merton's pottery work was heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, which emphasized the importance of traditional craftsmanship and design. She was particularly inspired by the work of Bernard Leach, a British potter who played a major role in the development of studio pottery in the early 20th century.
Merton began making and decorating pottery in the 1930s, and developed a reputation for her skill more...
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