Date of Birth
29 Oct 1926
Date of Death
06 Sep 2019
Place Of Birth
Melbourne/Victoria/Australia
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1926 Born Melbourne, Australia

"...for the rest of my life I want only to make the sort of pots that are born of the Australian Landscape.? Milton Moon 1999


As one of Australia?s most respected potters, Milton Moon was Awarded an Order of Australia in 1984 and in 1993, to last a period of five years, he became a recipient of an Australian Arts Fellowship. He has travelled and worked
around the world, absorbing influences from Scandanavia and Europe, to America and Asia. Including a Myer Foundation Geijutsu Fellowship in 1974, enabling him to live and work in Japan.


Seduced by the mythological landscapes of inland South Australia many years ago, Moon?s irregular shaped platters and vessels have remained influenced by the entrenched Aboriginal history of the area. With markings and earth tones that suggest an innate understanding of these ancient rock carvings, Moon?s coarse grained platters take on the form of giant lily pads, with curvaceous, rippling rims and subtle, surface markings.


From his early seventies Milton moon determined that ? for the rest of my life I want only to make the sort of pots that are born of the Australian Landscape.?
Ensuring this ancient history survives, Moon has distilled his experience of the Gammon and Flinders Ranges, the Olary Uplands and the Pilbara and Kimberley areas of western Australia, in to stoneware that is hardy and poetic. Under his masterful hand, it illustrates a rich fusion of east and west, paying homage to the Anglo-Asian tradition of Bernard Leach?s pottery; whilst pursuing the colour, form and spirit of native, outback Australia.

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