Gwyn was one of Australia’s most successful visual artists. In naming our award the Gwyn Hanssen Pigott Wood Fired Ceramics Award we aim to acknowledge to her achievements in ceramic excellence as a potter and wood firer. Gwyn was survived by her three sisters and their families who have kindly given AWFU permission to present this award in Gwyn’s name.
In 2023, AWFU will be sponsoring this award, with prize money of $2500 to the best wood fired work, in conjunction with Ceramic Arts Queensland and the Siliceous award
Image of ‘Still Life (Four Bottles)’, shino glaze, bizen fired, stoneware, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987.
From the Powerhouse collection. Gift of Garry Anderson, 1991. Photographed by Marinco Kojdanovski. With kind permission from the family of Gwyn Hanssen Pigott. Image courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum.
THE GWYN HANSSEN PIGGOT WOOD FIRED CERAMICS AWARD