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

April 21, 2015

LOT 20
ANN MORTIMER (1934 - ), R.C.A., C.M.
  • ANN MORTIMER (1934 - ), R.C.A., C.M.


ANN MORTIMER (1934 - ), R.C.A., C.M.


height 3" — 7.6 cm., diameter 6" — 15.2 cm.; height 2" — 5.1 cm., diameter 3.5" — 8.9 cm.
three pieces initialed and one dated 93 in marker
one small chip to each of the smaller cup and saucer

Estimate $150-$250

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

ANN MORTIMER (1934 - ), R.C.A., C.M.

Born in Toronto, Ontario Ann Mortimer graduated from Georgian College, Design Arts Department in 1972 and subsequently worked as a Teaching Master at the college. She has conducted numerous workshops and lectures served as a juror, participated in exhibitions and her works collected both nationally and internationally. Administrative capabilities saw her elected as the President of The Canadian Guild of Potters, The Canadian Crafts Council and the Ontario Crafts Council and asked to sit on the Board of the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art, Alfred. N.Y..

Mortimer lives and works in her studio in the Newmarket area of Ontario.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.
Ateliers D’Art de France, Paris, France
Burlington Art Centre, ON
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec
Canadian Museum, FLICAM, Fuping, China
Central Academy of Art & Design, Beijing
Claridge Collection, Montreal, Quebec
Decorative Arts Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, USA
Fusion Collection, Burlington Art Museum, ON
Hanhyanglim Onggi Museum, Korea
Helen R. Gardiner , Toronto, ON
Indusmin Collection (now at Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery)
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Keramion Museum, Frechen, Germany
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
Mr. Ronald and Dr. Helen Frye, Personal collection, Ontario
N. China University of Technology,
Ontario Potters Association
Permanent World Exhibition, Novi Dori, Yugoslavia
State University of Utah, Logan, Utah, USA
The Art Gallery of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Gardiner Museum, Helen Gardiner Collection
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 Ann Mortimer: 80th Birthday Celebration, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell, London, ON
2012 Canadians Go East: Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
IAC New World: Timeless Visions: New Mexico Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
Ann Mortimer: Birds, Tea Cocks and Umbrellas: David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, ON
Ann Mortimer in Series: Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
NTCI Graduate Art Exhibition: North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
2011 Terra Nova - Canadian Ground - Breakers in Ceramic Art, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Ceramic and Glass Members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2010 West Meets East, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
The Great Umbrella Caper, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
2009 Umbrella Installation in lobby, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
Ontario Craft 09, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON
Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Ceramics Exhibition, Cheongju, South Korea
Ves-sels, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, ON
2008 International Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China
Pleasure – Purpose, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON
2007 Heart To Art Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Sydney Myer Fund International Ceramic Exhibition, Shepparton, Australia
A Matter of Clay 11, Jonathons, London, ON
Unique, 30 Years of Outstanding Crafts, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec
2005 Fireworks 2005, Fusion Conference, Waterloo, Ontario
Delightful Teapot, WOCEF, Gyeoggi-do, Korea
2004 The Grande Dames of Ceramics, Andora Gallery, Carefree, AZ
2003 21st Century Ceramics in USA and Canada, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus, OH
Surfaces,The Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON Canada
2002 Beyond Ground Zero, Galleria London, London, ON
2001 Feature, Gardiner Museum, lobby exhibition, Toronto, ON 
2000 Foshan Ancient Nanfeng Exhibition, P.R. of China
Spaces: Interior and Exterior, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Sublime Servers, Baltimore, Maryland, New York, NY, Doylestown, PA
1999 Small in Scale, Nancy Margolis, Gallery, New York, NY
1998 The Maverick Spirit, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON
1996-1998 White on White, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, ON and Asia
1994 Sixth National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, Quebec
1990-1908 International Academy of Ceramics, Czech Republic, Turkey, Scotland, Japan, Korea, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Canada and China 
Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, tours 1990, 86, 84, 71
1981-1987 Ontario Crafts, Ontario Crafts Council (1987, 85, 81)
1993-1994 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1987-1994 Triennial of Small Scale Ceramics (1st & 2nd), Yugoslavia
1981-1982 New Works in Clay 111, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse & USA tour
Selected Honours
2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
2006-2009 Commissioned to create 10 “3M Teaching Fellowship Awards”
2004 Visual Arts International Achievement Award
2001 Elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
2000 Inducted into The Order of Canada
1993 Seventh International Ceramics Symposium Award, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
1988 Elected to International Academy of Ceramics
Selected Links
Studio Ceramics in Canada: Ann Mortimer


Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON