May Creeth was born in 1854. She was a painter, china painter, teacher, photographer and pyrographer. Creeth trained in art at the South Kensington Schools (now Royal College of Art) in London. In 1902 she imported a kiln to be able to fire china painting and commenced decorating china with images of native flowers. Creeth was one of a number of award winners at the 'Coolgardie Exhibition' of 1899.