Casson, (Frederick) Michael [Mick]
- Emmanuel Cooper
Casson, (Frederick) Michael [Mick] (1925–2003), potter, was born on 2 April 1925 at 43 Leaside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, one of four children of William Casson, restaurant proprietor, and his wife, Dorothy Mabel, née Miller. He showed an early aptitude for art. Despite being born with several vertebrae welded together in his neck, he also became a proficient sportsman, swimmer, and diver, though a deep dive as a youth damaged an eardrum leaving him deafened in one ear, a disability which, like his neck, he rarely mentioned. During the Second World War, excused enlistment, he worked for ...