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Some interesting Elizabeth Lissaman history...

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Post  Ev Sun 12 Aug - 16:49

Info from a New Zealand Potter magazine Vol.8 No.2 February 1966 written by Margaret Milne, which I was lucky enough to win recently.
Elizabeth started potting when still at school and fired in a kiln fired by coal and built in 1920 with the help of her father and brothers at Seddon, Marlborough.
Her first exhibition was held in Blenheim in 1925 and another at the Christchurch Winter Show two years later.
In 1928 she imported an oil burning kiln from England.
Elizabeth was a great teacher of pottery, Elizabeth Matheson was one of her first pupils.
Now Mrs Elizabeth Hall, she taught at a College in Levin for seventeen years.
She was a regular exhibitor at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1966 she was living at Tahuna near Morrinsville and was using an electric kiln.
She uses clay found on the property and fires to 1100'.
For many years she held evening classes and weekend workshops in Hamilton, Morrinsville and Waihi.
Elizabeth was made a Life Member of the New Zealand Society of Potters in 1965.

"The contribution that a woman of this calibre all her life has made to the pottery movement in this country is one of the reasons for it's present strength."

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