June Dyson

June Dyson (1919-2004) trained at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the late 1930s under Jack Bernard Knight. In 1945, after the war and as a single mother with two children, she started the Dyson Studio at Black Rock, Melbourne, wholesaling to Myer, David Jones and George's department stores. A few years' later, she married Colin Gordon who first took on the role of business manager at the studio and then, as a self-taught potter, took an equal share in production of the pottery as well. In 1959, due to council restrictions, they moved to Gembrook and re-opened the Dyson Studio there, this time with a shop as well. They continued in business at Gembrook until Dyson suffered a stroke in 1986. The pottery used a range of incised marks in its two locations, mostly with Dyson in the name. These are documented in Geoff Ford's Encylopedia of Australian Potters' Marks. Dyson's son Robert Gordon worked at Gembrook before going on to set up his own business.

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