Gus McLaren was an Australian artist, animator and potter. He was born in 1923. As a young man he worked on The Argus newspaper as a cartoonist. His work was popular for a number of years. He also was a cartoonist on the British Commonwealth Occupation News, a newspaper for the British Commonwealth Force in Japan.
He began potting in 1955 and was one of the founding members in 1958 of the Potters Cottage in Victoria.
Gus also created the "Freddo Frog" character for MacRobertson Chocolates in 1962!!!
His wife Betty has continued to produce these classic pieces of Australian pottery from the original molds.
The "Show Pony" is aprox 19cm high.