Alison Britton first rose to prominence in the 1970s as part of a group of women potters whose work challenged established traditions. The pot has consistently been her focus, to which she continues to bring new ideas about form and painted surface, exploring function, history, containment and ornamentation. Reflecting the ambiguity of art and craft, her work bridges the sculptural and the domestic. Britton's sizeable contribution to the field of craft extends to writing, curating and teaching. A collection of her writing on art, craft and design was published in 2013.