Alison Britton (b. 1948) is from Harrow, Middlesex and studied at Leeds College of Art (1966–7), Central School of Art & Design, London (1967–70) and at the Royal College of Art (1970–73). Alison Britton’s first significant solo exhibition was at the Crafts Council Gallery in 1979. She was one of the 14 selectors for The Maker’s Eye at the same gallery in 1982. She curated a British Ceramics exhibition for the British Council in 1985, which toured three venues in Czechoslovakia, and in the same year Peter Dormer curated Fast Forward: New Directions in British Ceramics for the ICA, London. Britton participated in The Vessel at Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1987, and the British Council exhibition Contemporary British Crafts at the National Museum of Modern Art in both Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Her retrospective curated by Tanya Harrod for the Aberystwyth Arts Centre toured UK museums from 1990–92 and culminated at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Holland. Alison Britton was part of the radical group of RCA graduates in the early 1970s whose work laid the foundations for what became known as ‘The New Ceramics’. Working from a London studio for more than three decades, Alison also writes and curates. She has taught part-time at the RCA since 1984. Her work is in numerous international public and private collections, and she has been represented by Marsden Woo Gallery, London, formerly Barrett Marsden, since 1998.