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

April 21, 2015

LOT 143




height 4.75" — 12.1 cm., diameter 4.25" — 10.8 cm.
impressed seal mark, circa 1988

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $360
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


Vincent Massey, a fourth generation artist, discovered his passion and flare for pottery at the early age of 15. He studied at the renowned West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham, England where he specialized in traditional English and Japanese methods of stoneware, Receiving his B.A. in Ceramics (Honors) in 1978.

Massey mixes and ages his own clay and experiments with his own personal glaze recipes to achieve his one-of-a-kind, spontaneous pots. His work is a mixture of hand built vessels with extruded parts and wheel thrown and altered functional art. Massey has participated in both solo and group exhibitions since 1991and his work is found in both corporate and private collections in Canada.

Vincent Massey lives and works in Whistler, B.C.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alastair Heseltine
APEC Canadian Collection
Araxi, Cin Cin, Blue Water and West Restaurants
Arthur Erickson
At Nature’s Door, Whistler, B.C.
BlueShore Financial
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Doris Shadbolt
Fairmont Hotel Whistler BC
Four Season Resort, Whistler, B.C.
Gordon Smith
Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson
Martine Reid
Tozan collection chose large oval platter for most outstanding pot from Tozan kiln
Westin Hotel, Whistler, B.C.

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 West Vancouver School District Group Show, West Vancouver Museum
2013 Leach Influence Show, Belkin Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Whistler Art Walk Show, Whistler, B.C.
One Man Show, La Scala Showroom, Vancouver, B.C.
2012 Salt fire group show Gallery of BC ceramics
Whistler Art Walk Show, Whistler, B.C.
2010 One man show, Red Flag Design, Vancouver, B.C.
2004-2007 One man show Elliott Lewis Gallery, Vancouver
2005 Group Show, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics
2003 All Fired Up Ceramics, Metchosin, B.C.
2000 Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver
1997 Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
1992 Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver
1991 Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver

Selected Links


Terra Cotta Gallery, Vancouver, BC