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

April 21, 2015

LOT 159
RON BENSTEAD (1938 - 1997)
  • RON BENSTEAD (1938 - 1997)

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RON BENSTEAD (1938 - 1997)

UNTITLED

porcelain
8.5" x 9.5" x 9.75" — 21.6 x 24.1 x 24.8 cm.
incised signature and dated 87

Estimate $150-$250

Realised: $96
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



RON BENSTEAD (1938 - 1997)

“I started producing ceramics full time in 1969. My driving force initially was a need for survival. Greater efficiency of production gradually allowed time for research, reading and experimentation. The science of ceramics and the relationship between design and form are my main interests and I am developing bas-relief panels and murals. This is complimentary to executing functional forms rich in aesthetic quality”.

- Ron Benstead -

Ron Benstead was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1938. After studying at the Alberta College of Art, he moved to Bragg Creek, Alberta, where he was introduced to ceramics by Ed Drahanchuk. Benstead pursued a successful thirty-year career as a potter, working from his studio in Bragg Creek and then Calgary. His work is found in numerous private and public collections across Canada. Benstead passed away in 1997.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts