|Dates||active about 555 - 535 B.C.|
Tleson worked as both a potter and a vase-painter in Athens from about 555 to 535 B.C., creating vases in the
The craft of pottery appears to have been passed down within families. Tleson's father Nearchos was one of the most important vase-painters of the previous generation, and Tleson apparently drew attention to this connection, signing his vases "Tleson, the son of Nearchos, made [it]." Tleson's brother Ergoteles was also a potter who made Little Master cups.