Archive for the ‘Canadian ceramics’ Category

February blues continued

Maurice Savoie for Sial 2.

spectacular Beauceware lamp

Got the February blues? Here is one way to banish them–gaze on something beautifully blue. This late example (1970′s) of Beauceware is almost 2 feet tall. and the glaze is superb!

Design Exchange 2010 Black & White Gala

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 23 is the Design Exchange’s annual fundraising Gala in support of youth programs and the DX permanent collection.  This is an important repository of Canada’s design history and well worth supporting. I have donated a set of the SiAL II Oval carafe and goblets, designed by the great Quebec potter Gaetan Beaudin [...]

Huronia Pottery coffee set

This is a great set from Huronia Pottery, in its distinctive shape and glaze. Huronia Pottery was based in Meaford, Ontario and was founded by Tom Hrcek, a Czech immigrant who had worked at Blue Mountain Pottery in Collingwood, Ontario, as a mold maker. This glaze is undoubtedly Frankoma inspired. The pottery closed in the [...]

Twice Found pieces at the Gardiner Museum

A few of my Canadian pottery pieces (Blue Mountain Pottery, Lorenzen, Laurentian Pottery, CCC) are included in a mini-exhibition presented by design firm Motherbrand as part of their exploration of  sampling in Canadian design. This mini-exhibition reveals how Canadian ceramic art has been enriched by the appropriation of formal and design elements from sources as diverse [...]