Article by Gordon Foulds
Born to farming parents in southern NSW near Tumbarumba in the upper Murray region, Merran Esson has long been one of Australia’s best known
and most respected ceramists and teachers. The rural environment which she experienced so fully during her childhood and adolescent years has influenced both her work and her personal life philosophy, and manifests
itself in much of her current and past work. She is a full-time lecturer in ceramics at the National Art School in Sydney, a position Esson has held since 1997.
She has taught and lectured overseas on a number of occasions, particularly in China and in Scotland, and although her experiences in these countries have had lasting impressions, both culturally and professionally….