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Selfridge, Carol and Richard

Selfridge, Carol and Richard

Richard and Carol Selfridge
Edmonton
Ceramic,  7.5 x 2.5 inches

Carol and Richard Selfridge’s Ceramic Art Collection

http://members.shaw.ca/selfridgecanadian/canadian%20ceramic%20art%20collection/canadian%20ceramic%20art%20collection.htm

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Hanson / Ross

Hanson / Ross

Folmer Hanson / David Ross
Ceramic, 2.5 x 2 inches

“Hansen-Ross Pottery operated in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan from the mid 1950s to 2005. The Pottery was named after two artists, Danish-born Folmer Hansen (1930– ) and Winnipeg-born David Ross (1925–1974). While Hansen and Ross attended various schools and had different training, they were profoundly influenced by Scandinavian design and the work and philosophy of the English potter Bernard Leach (1887–1979). The ideas that Leach expressed through his association with the Japanese potter Shōji Hamada (1894–1978) – that the pottery should have integrity, be affordable, and accessible – resonated deeply with both Hansen and Ross. The pottery, made of Saskatchewan clay, reveals an “honest earthiness of material and skill of an ancient tradition.””

Hansen-Ross (Folmer Hansen and David Ross)

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Huronia Pottery Limited

Huronia Pottery Limited

Huronia Pottery Limited
Ceramic, 8.5 x 3.5 inches”Huronia Pottery Ltd was founded by Tom Hrcek, a Czech immigrant who had worked at Blue Mountain Pottery as a mold maker. Located 21 miles west of Collingwood, in Meaford, Ontario Canada, Huronia closed in the mid 1970’s.Huronia is known for their unique REFLOW flame glaze technique, commonly found as a vertical flame stripe as compared to horizontal applications of other potteries. Reflow can be found in blue & black, caramel/gold & brown and red & orange.Also popular are the Huronia matte glazes, reminiscent of the Arts & Crafts movement in the USA. Solid glazes in matte and gloss are found on some figurines.

Huronia made bowls, mugs, serving pieces, vases and figurines.”

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Dexter,  Walter (b. 1931)

Dexter, Walter (b. 1931)

Walter Dexter
Pottery, 10 x 4.5 inches

“WHILE HE IS ONE OF CANADA’S MOST ACCOMPLISHED potters and ceramic sculptors, Walter Dexter is less well known among ceramists, artists and the public outside of this country. Walter Dexter discovered pottery at the Institute or, perhaps more accurately, clay and glaze were more or less thrust upon him by Luke Lindoe, one of his instructors. (3) Unsatisfied with his progress in his second year of study and questioning his commercial art ambitions, Dexter considered withdrawing from school. Lindoe suggested that he try pottery. Dexter had already attended drawing and painting courses under Lindoe and he had taken Lindoe’s course in figure modelling. Apparently Lindoe had noticed that his student had a nascent empathy for clay. Dexter completed his studies in 1954 as a fine arts student majoring in ceramic art. Lindoe remained Dexter’s most influential artistic mentor for many years.
Beginning in 1956, Dexter spent about two years making utilitarian objects in Luke Lindoe s studio, Ceramic Arts, in Calgary. (6) Following this period he also worked as a manager and designer for Medalta Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Eventually he left in frustration because none of his designs was used. (7) He continued to be influenced by his former instructor, then his employer; under Lindoe’s guidance he learned production throwing techniques and he absorbed the discipline of hours of exact production work. He learned to work as a craftsman and these habits gave him the foundation to become an artist. Though an employee rather than a collaborator, he was already a natural experimenter. With Lindoe s permission, he engaged in endless weekend experiments. As he describes it, he tried everything. Between about 1960 and 1974, Dexter taught pottery, mostly part-time, at several colleges and universities in Western Canada. Between 1963 and 1967 he operated his own studio in Kelowna, British Columbia where his practice continued its division into two paths, production pottery (ashtrays even) and experimentation. But with a family to support, he could not earn enough money as an independent potter. Dexter’s art can be loosely divided into about five broad themes, though only two of these conform to specific periods. Probably influenced by Luke Lindoe s spectrum of interests and in loose chronological order, Dexter has made functional objects, nonfunctional decorated plates, figurative sculptures, Raku ware and his current ‘bottle’ sculptures and their variants.” from http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Canada’s+Walter+Dexter%3A+an+introduction.-a0216897060
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Dexter_(artist)

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Dexter, Walter

Dexter, Walter

Walter Dexter
Pottery, 5.5 x 6 inches

“WHILE HE IS ONE OF CANADA’S MOST ACCOMPLISHED potters and ceramic sculptors, Walter Dexter is less well known among ceramists, artists and the public outside of this country. Walter Dexter discovered pottery at the Institute or, perhaps more accurately, clay and glaze were more or less thrust upon him by Luke Lindoe, one of his instructors. (3) Unsatisfied with his progress in his second year of study and questioning his commercial art ambitions, Dexter considered withdrawing from school. Lindoe suggested that he try pottery. Dexter had already attended drawing and painting courses under Lindoe and he had taken Lindoe’s course in figure modelling. Apparently Lindoe had noticed that his student had a nascent empathy for clay. Dexter completed his studies in 1954 as a fine arts student majoring in ceramic art. Lindoe remained Dexter’s most influential artistic mentor for many years.
Beginning in 1956, Dexter spent about two years making utilitarian objects in Luke Lindoe s studio, Ceramic Arts, in Calgary. (6) Following this period he also worked as a manager and designer for Medalta Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Eventually he left in frustration because none of his designs was used. (7) He continued to be influenced by his former instructor, then his employer; under Lindoe’s guidance he learned production throwing techniques and he absorbed the discipline of hours of exact production work. He learned to work as a craftsman and these habits gave him the foundation to become an artist. Though an employee rather than a collaborator, he was already a natural experimenter. With Lindoe s permission, he engaged in endless weekend experiments. As he describes it, he tried everything. Between about 1960 and 1974, Dexter taught pottery, mostly part-time, at several colleges and universities in Western Canada. Between 1963 and 1967 he operated his own studio in Kelowna, British Columbia where his practice continued its division into two paths, production pottery (ashtrays even) and experimentation. But with a family to support, he could not earn enough money as an independent potter. Dexter’s art can be loosely divided into about five broad themes, though only two of these conform to specific periods. Probably influenced by Luke Lindoe s spectrum of interests and in loose chronological order, Dexter has made functional objects, nonfunctional decorated plates, figurative sculptures, Raku ware and his current ‘bottle’ sculptures and their variants.” from http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Canada’s+Walter+Dexter%3A+an+introduction.-a0216897060
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Dexter_(artist)

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