Originally born and raised in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, Muriel Pemberton attended the Burslem School of Art training under artist Gorden Forsyth where she accepted onto the diploma was the youngest attendee ever aged 14.
She went on to The Royal College to study fine art and discovered that her love of textiles and clothing could be amalgamated with her art training.
She then went onto St Martins College of Art and was the founder of their now famous fashion course which has produced many skilled fashion designers of the 20th century many of which trained under Muriel as their tutor.
She also became fashion editor at Vogue magazine for a time and her 2 of her oils of woman were appraised on Antiques Roadshow in October 2016
Barewall recently discovered the story of Muriel Pemberton as she is related to Ivan Taylor and we think also to Jack Simock as well as a local pottery manufacturer now living in her old house in the Potteries.
We are delighted to be able to offer her stunning mixed media works now at Barewall, we are also working with a London gallery The Beetles Gallery who offer a fantastic array of Muriel Pemberton works and who published beautiful limited edition hard back of her works.