Milton Moon

An exhibition of work by celebrated Australian potter Milton Moon, featuring items made between 1990 and 2016. 91 works to celebrate Milton’s 91 years of life!

Milton Moon was born in Melbourne in 1926. In 1949, after service in World War II, he settled in Brisbane where he worked in radio and television. He trained for a while as a painter but also pursued his interest in pottery, which arose through his friendship with potter Harry Memmott. In 1959 he set up a studio at Tarragindi, Brisbane. Milton was mostly self-taught but learnt wheel-throwing from Mervyn Feeney. As a tutor at the Department of Technical Education in Queensland (1962-1969) and the School of Art in Adelaide (1969-1975) he passed on these skills to many students. After retiring from teaching, he started potting full-time at Summertown in the Adelaide Hills.

Milton was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1984 for ‘service to the ceramic art, particularly pottery’. He has studied in many countries, as a recipient of a foundation Winston Churchill Fellowship and also as a Myer Foundation Geijutsu Fellow. His work is in all major Australian Collections.

Previous page image: untitled wood-fired pot, 2016