Michael Casson

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Thrown jug by Michael Casson

Michael Casson OBE (2 April 1925 - 12 December 2003) born in London, was an English studio potter, referred to as "respected and charismatic".[1]

He studied art and woodwork at Shoreditch College, and ceramics at Hornsey College of Art,[2] and was one of the founding potters of the Craft Potters Association, a co-operative that acquired a shop and gallery in central London in 1958.[3]

In 1976, Casson devised and presented "The Craft of the Potter" for the BBC a series that involved practical demonstrations and discussion about the craft of the potter.[4]

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  1. ^ "Michael Casson - Obituaries, News". The Independent. London. 17 December 2003. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  2. ^ "Interpreting Ceramics : issue 6". University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  3. ^ "Michael Casson MBE". Northwalespotters.co.uk. 2003-12-12. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
  4. ^ Walter Keeler (2003-12-27). "Obituary: Michael Casson". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-07-07.

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