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MELBOURNE STORIES | UNA DEERBON: Australian Potter with Relton Leaver

Tuesday 21 Apr 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Una Deerbon 1882-1972 Australian Potter is a recently published book by her grandsons Peter and Relton Leaver which tells the story of Deerbon’s contribution to the story of ceramics in mid-20th century Australia.  Her work in illustration and textiles in the 1920s was followed by a full time career in ceramics from the 1930s till the mid-1960s. Several examples of her work will be discussed and a small selection of her work will be displayed.

RELTON LEAVER is the grandson of Una Deerbon. He studied a Diploma of Art & Design majoring in Ceramics at RMIT and trained as a Technical School Teacher.  He taught ceramics, ran a private ceramic school and a production studio.  He worked at The Meat Market Craft Centre, North Melbourne, for over ten years as Deputy Manager, Workshops & Programs Coordinator and Exhibitions Curator.

The Johnston Collection is located in a residential area.  We do not publish our address.  All visitors must arrive via The Johnston Collection courtesy bus with pick-up at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne ten minutes before the start of the event you have booked into.  Entry will not be permitted to those coming directly to the Collection including confirmed bookings.  Visitors can opt to return to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park in our courtesy bus at the completion of their visit.  Fairhall exhibition-house tours and lectures take about 1½ hours. We encourage all visitors to arrive at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park,192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne by public transport.

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Tuesday 21 April, 2020
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Tuesday 21 April, 2020
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