Alison Britton is a leading British potter with an international reputation. A significant figure among the generation of innovative British ceramicists that emerged during the 1970s, her distinctive hand-built and expressively painted pots can be found in major public and private collections internationally including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. She trained at the Central School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art, London, and is widely recognized for her work as a curator, writer and lecturer.
Britton was awarded an OBE in 1990 in recognition of her services to the applied arts, and was a Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art until 2018. In 2013 she published Seeing Things (Occasional Papers), a book of collected writings. In 2016 The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, held a major retrospective of Britton’s career and she was a finalist in the Women's Hour Craft Prize 2017-18.