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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Merylin Smith (b. 1942)

Artist in various media and teacher. Born in Arbroath, she trained at Edinburgh College of Art, gaining a postgraduate scholarship in 1965. After a period of teaching in Nigeria, she returned to Edinburgh and set up the Ceramic Workshop, which she ran as a resource for artists, potters and students from 1970 to 1974, later becoming head of ceramics and then professor of fine art at John Moores University, Liverpool. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK, and in Italy and Eastern Europe.

Bibliography: Hughson Gallery: Merylin Smith; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 222.

Ray McKenzie 2018