Alice Mylie Peppin (1907–92), potter, was born in Hobart. Inspired by a 1924 exhibition by Maude Poynter and Violet Mace, she had established her pottery workshop in New Town by 1935, when she commenced studying with Poynter. She started producing pottery in 1936. Teaching pottery, a life-long activity, began in 1946. During 1947–50 she studied in England and on her return re-established her Hobart pottery. She exhibited from 1955.
Mylie Peppin's diverse work, spanning 56 years, was predominantly wheel-thrown and functional. Her pottery displays an originality and vitality, often apart from prevailing trends. Underlying her forms and decoration was her love of the Tasmanian environment. Her strong interest in endemic plants and her astute observation of animals is reflected in her modelled works and decorative motifs.
Further reading: G King, Mylie Peppin, ceramics 1935–1990, Launceston, 1990.