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

April 21, 2015

LOT 204
ANN CUMMINGS (1947 - )
  • ANN CUMMINGS (1947 - )
  • ANN CUMMINGS (1947 - )


ANN CUMMINGS (1947 - )


4.5" x 23.5" x 13.75" — 11.4 x 59.7 x 34.9 cm.
painted signature in cream, circa 1993

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $144
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

ANN CUMMINGS (1947 - )

“In this fast paced, ever changing world that we live in today, I am intrigued by our strong desire to remember and conserve certain memories. Often memories of childhood and family life are the most poignant and insightful. It is these memories and sensations that I hope to communicate in my work”.

- Ann Cummings -

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947, Ann Cummings received her Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in Ceramics and Drawing, from Wayne State University in 1972. It was during her undergraduate studies that Cummings happened upon a ceramics course, which redirected her art career. She went on to further studies at the Archie Gray Foundation in Montana and the Banff Center for the Arts. Cummings moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1974, and attended Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design in 1976.

Cummings has taught courses and workshops in ceramics and, more specifically, Raku at the Ontario College of Art, Sheridan College, and George Brown College in Toronto.
She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States and Australia, and her work is included in prominent collections across Canada, including the Burlington Art Center and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Cummings lives in Port Perry, Ontario.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Indusmin Collection, Toronto, ON

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Clay Design, Toronto, ON
2006 Memory Cups, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington Ontario
1998 Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 Croft Gallery, Calgary, AB
1992 The Other Gallery, Banff, Alberta

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Uxbridge Studio Tour, Uxbridge, ON
2007 Metamorphosis, Whitby Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
Year of Craft Show, Dashwood Gallery, Calgary, AB
Tea Party 4, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Tea Party 3, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
Drawing 2002, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Tea Party 3, Prime Gallery
2000 Looking Forward, Ontario Crafts Council,Toronto, ON
Perspectives 2000, Living Arts Center, Mississauga , ON
Biennale National De Ceramique, Trois-Rivières, QC
1998 Tea Party 2, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
1997 Uxbridge Art Festival, Uxbridge, ON
Tea Party 1, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996 Vessels in Celebration, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Latcham Gallery, Stoffville, ON
1995 Black and White Show, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
1994 Plates and Platter Show, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
Containment; the space within Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1993 Teapots, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
Canadian Teapots, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, New York
1992 Teapot Exhibit, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Canadian Teapots, Nesbitt College of Design Arts, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1991/92/93 Chicago New Art Forms, Chicago Illinois, Exhibition with Prime Gallery
1989 Teapot Exhibit, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
1988 Fired Imagination, Touring Canada and Australia
1986 Decorated Vessels, Barbara Silverberg Gallery, Montreal, QC
1985 Concepts in Clay, Koffler Gallery, North York, ON4
1984 Raku North America, Newport Art Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
Raku, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
1983 Canadian Spectrum, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, ON
1982 Clay Sculpture, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Plates, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Grants and Awards

1995 Award, Vessels in Celebration, Honorable Mention
1993 Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant
1992 Ontario Crafts Council Scholarship
Banff Centre for the Arts Scholarship
1986 Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant
1982 Ontario Arts Council, Craftsmen Grant
1980 Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant

Selected Links


Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Kitchener, ON