Profile

Elizabeth Lyon

A brief history

After four years of Arts study at Fremantle Technical College in the 70's,  Elizabeth held a successful solo exhibition at the Perth Potters Club in Cottesloe and this was followed by several  group exhibitions in the following years. 

Heather McSwain, teacher at Fremantle Technical College, encouraged some of her students including Elizabeth to begin a co-operative which was named The Kiln Shelf.  It was situated in Mosman Park and later relocated to Claremont,   The Kiln Shelf operated as an outlet for the group of potters for approximately 4-5 years. The Kiln Shelf  group members included current potters Stewart Scambler and Greg Ryan.  

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In 1988 Elizabeth established the Cedar Shed Pottery in Darlington where her and her partner were living.  Her work was distributed through outlets in the state and she sold pottery from her studio at the property. 1996 Elizabeth relocated to the south west of the state to set up a studio on the South Western Highway, Newlands, in the Donnybrook area.  The studio was open to the public and operational for the following 11 years. Her work was still exhibited at various oulets around the state during this time. 

2009  saw Elizabeth move her workshop once again! This time to the suburbs of Bunbury, at her present address in Dalyellup, where she stills enjoys producing the wonderful shapes and glazes that have motivated her since the day she first sat at a potters wheel.