Sally Dawson obituary

By Paula Brackston

My friend Sally Dawson, who has died aged 90, was a talented potter and gifted teacher. Sally’s work was widely sold, exhibited and collected. She was a member of the Craft Potters Association and a contemporary of Bernard Leach and Michael Casson.

One of three daughters of Harold and Blanche Dawson, Sally was born in Montreal, Canada, where her father ran the Dawson Brothers Stationers company. As a young woman, Sally drove a van for a missionary organisation reaching remote families in far-flung parts of Canada. She regularly ended up in the ditch and her driving never improved.

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