JOSLYN TILSON
born 1934


1934 Born in Edinburgh, the daughter of Flavia Birrell, and Alistair Morton, an abstract painter, weaver, and head of the fabric firm Edinburgh Weavers
1934-51 Lived in Cumberland, New Jersey, USA and Yorkshire
1951-55 Studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art under Kenneth Armitage and Bernard Meadows
1955-56 Awarded an Italian government travelling scholarship, and studied under Marino Marini at the Brera in Milan
1956 Married painter Joe Tilson in Venice
1956-58 Studied at the British School in Rome before travelling through Italy and Spain
1958-72 Lived and worked in London
1968-72 Started AIR with Bridget Riley and Peter Sedgley. Also edited and published the magazine CATALYST
1972 Moved from London, dividing time between Wiltshire and Tuscany. Continued with sculpture and began a continuing series of interpretive weavings.
1982 Studied with the potter Nino Caruso in Italy. Began to make large handbuilt pots
1984 Taught ceramics to sculptors and painters at Cheltenham School of Art
1999 Living and working in Italy


EXHIBITIONS
1988 First solo exhibition at Berkeley Square Gallery, London
1989 Berkeley Square Gallery
Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
1990 Cairn Gallery
1991 Cairn Gallery
1993 Berkeley Square Gallery
1994 Berkeley Square Gallery
1998 Berkeley Square Gallery
1999 Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
2000 Berkeley Square Gallery