Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 131
GARY MERKEL
  • GARY MERKEL

131

GARY MERKEL

GREY SPOUTED TEAPOT

clay
14.75" x 11.75" x 3.5" — 37.5 x 29.8 x 8.9 cm.
signed in pencil

Estimate $150-$200

Realised: $192
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



GARY MERKEL

"I relate it to life's lessons. Patience in the face of frustration and disappointment. It's not about clay so much as how it relates to our lives."
- Gary Merkel -
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Gary Merkel is a well-established ceramic artist and has exhibited throughout North America, including S.O.F.A in New York and Chicago, as well as in Japan and France. Merkel lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Selected Corporate, Public and Private Collections

Art Gallery of Victoria, BC
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Selected Exhibitions
2014 A Toast to Clay, The Potters Place Gallery, Courtenay, BC
2013 Salt of the Earth: Vessels for Tasteful Living, Metchosin Community Hall, BC
2012 Fired Up! Contemporary Works in Clay, Metchosin Community Hall, BC

Selected Links

Gary Merkel Video







Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts