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

April 21, 2015

LOT 205
  • KATRINA CHAYTOR (1962 - )
  • KATRINA CHAYTOR (1962 - )




height 15" — 38.1 cm.
painted signature and dated ‘89 in black

Estimate $500-$800

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


“My pottery embraces utility, a craft concept that engages an intimate connection to daily life. The concept of utility is one of accommodation and collaboration between maker and user. In my work, I explore the symbiotic relationship of form, containment and surface decoration. I make pots to serve, to heighten daily experience and through the action of use, mediate between art and life.”

- Katrina Chaytor -

Katrina Chaytor is an internationally renowned ceramic artists, best known for her hand-built functional ware. Her work is held in private and public collections in Canada, the US and China.

Katrina Chaytor was born St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1962. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 1983 and her MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, in 1986. Chaytor has participated in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally and, in 2007, was one of ten Canadian ceramic artists invited to participate in a month-long residency at the Fule International Ceramics Art Museums at FuPing, Shaanxi, China.

Chaytor has been a permanent member of the Ceramics faculty at the Alberta College of Art and Design since 2001. She has lectured and taught workshops both nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Award of Honour from the Alberta Craft Council in 2010.

Chaytor’s work is of slab construction, incorporating complex patterns onto her surfaces with plaster moulds and accentuating them with luminous glazes. She continues to research the role of ornament as a “mediator between art and life” in contemporary culture.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alberta Foundation For the Arts 
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia 
Calgary Allied Arts Foundation
Canadian Ceramic Artists Charter Ceramics Collection, Fule International Ceramics Art Museums, FuPing, Shaanxi, China
Claridge Collection
Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta
New Brunswick Museum
Raphael Yu – major private collection 
Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, Shanghai, China
The Canada Council Art Bank 
Visual Art Bank - Manitoba Arts Council Burlington Art Centre
3M Canada Inc. 

Selected Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2015 Come Home, Craft Council Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Calgary Outside the Box, Toronto Design Offsite Festival, ON
2008 The Decorative Device, with Rory MacDonald, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
2007 Solo show, Boulder Mountain Art Gallery, Ketchum, Sun Valley, ID
2005   Domestic, with Greg Payce, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
2001 Days of Wine and Red Roses, Electrum Design Studio, Edmonton, AB
2000 New Pots, Electrum Design Studio, Edmonton, AB
1999 Katrina Chaytor - Recent Ceramics, Electrum Design Studio, Edmonton, AB 
1999 K.Chaytor-Rozman - Clay, Generations Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
1995 Solo Exhibition, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB 
1994 Dryburgh - PAPER/ Chaytor-Rozman – CLAY, Main Access Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1991 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal, QC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 15 on 35, Alberta Craft Council, Calgary, AB
2014 May Cups, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff, AB
Continuum, Alberta Craft Council, Calgary, AB
2012  Comfort and Joy 2012, Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council, St. John’s, NL
     Feast of Pottery III, curated by Alexis Templeton, Quidi Vidi Plantation Village, St. John’s, NL
2011  The Recipients Show-ACC 2011 Awards, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
     Feast of Pottery II, curated by Alexis Templeton, Geo Centre, St. John’s, NL 
    1000 Miles Apart Faculty and Student exhibition, Gallery One One One, Winnipeg, MB
     A Matter of Clay III, Jonathon-Bancroft-Snell Galleries, London, ON
     The Makings, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff, AB
     Comfort and Joy 2011, Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council, St. John’s, NL 2010 Feast of Pottery, curated by Alexis Templeton, Geo Centre, St. John’s, NL
     Clay 2010, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
     West Meets East, curated by Ann Roberts, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON  
     The Art of Craft; Selected Works of Unity & Diversity, Cultural Olympiad, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
     Comfort and Joy 2010, Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council, St. John’s, NL
2009 Teapots… No Drips Allowed, group exhibition, Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London, ON
     Masterpiece Contemporary 2009, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2008 International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Teapot Art, Invitational, Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, Shanghai, China 
     Trio: 3, sponsored by Alberta Craft Council at Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB 
     The Recipients exhibition, Alberta Craft Council Awards, ACC Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2007  Affinity: Alberta Ceramics, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
     Brew Ha-Ha, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2006 A Matter of Clay II; Repeats and the Occasional Pots, Jonathon-Bancroft-Snell Galleries, London, ON
    Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Invitational Group exhibition, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB (catalogue)
2005  Studio Ceramics in Canada, Invitational Exhibition of ACC members included in book publication Studio Ceramics in Canada, 
     In the Margins; Canadian Women Working in Clay, curated by Alexandra McCurdy, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, NS
     In the Margins; Canadian Women Working in Clay, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON
     Guilty Pleasure, curated by Melanie Egan, Harbour Front Centre, Toronto, ON
2004 Tea and Roses, curated by Evelyn Grant, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB
2003  Genius Loci, Invitational Exhibition, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
     Mugs and Jugs; Vessels of Libation, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2002 1000 Miles Apart, Allied Arts Centre, Red Deer, AB
     Virtuosity, Participant Exhibition, ‘Aesthetics of Skill’ Ceramics Conference, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2001  Tea Party III, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON
     Ceramica del Norte, The Works Visual Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
2000  Mexico/ Canada International Ceramics Exchange Exhibition, Museo Poblano de Arte Virreinal, Puebla, Mexico
     Air - O – Dynamics, Group Exhibition, Medalta Residency Program, Medicine Hat Public Library, Medicine Hat, AB
     Renewal, Electrum Design Studio, Edmonton, AB
1999  Legacies, Medalta International Artists in Residence Program’s AIR Show 99, Medicine Hat, AB
Curio, Case Studies, York Quay Gallery, Harbour Front/York Quay Centre, Toronto, ON
 1998  Faculty Exhibition, Faculty of Extensions- Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB 
Keramos, The Works- A Visual Arts Celebration, Edmonton, AB
SERIES ‘98, Old Courthouse Gallery, Red Deer, AB
1997  Blast from the Past, Past Artists’ in Residence of Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
     Another Group of Seven, Newzones Art Gallery, Calgary, AB
     Vessels in Celebration, Alberta Potters’ Association 25th Commemorative Exhibition, Medicine Hat Museum, Medicine Hat, AB 
1996  Vessels in Celebration, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario and Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
     Paperclay, Group Exhibition of works produced by participants of Greek/ Canadian Intercultural Ceramic Symposium – Phase I, 
    Banff Centre on 8th Gallery, Calgary, AB
     Walter Ostrom – The Advocacy of Pottery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1995  Ground Connection, Joan MacNeil, Therese Chabot, Trudy Golley, Grace Nickel, Sally Barbier and Katrina Chaytor, Mentoring
    Artists’ for Women’s Art Inc., St. Norbert Arts and Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB
     North by Northwest; Clay in Canada, Alberta Selection, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary and Alberta Crafts Council, Edmonton, AB
     Art at Terminal 3, Franklin Silverstone/ Canadian Airlines, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON
1994  Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
     Containment- The Space Within, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1992  North; Hot Clay from Cold Climates, Group Exhibition of selected artists from Alaska/ U.S.A., Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania and Canada, The Works Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB
    Selected Artists of Franklin Silverstone Gallery, at Olga Korpur Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected International Group Exhibitions

2012  Ceramics from Four Continents, The Studio Gallery, Yallingup, Western Australia
    Potober, conference presenters exhibition, Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia, Showcase Gallery, North Perth, WA 
2009  Unity and Diversity,  Cheongju International Craft Biennale, (organized by Canadian Crafts Federation and Alberta Craft Councils for Alberta section) Cheongju, Korea
2006  30/30, Invitational, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
     The Ceramic Surface- Four Approaches, with John Glick, Susanne Stephenson & Matthew Metz, Opus 6ix Gallery, Eugene, OR
     Tea: Engaging the senses-From Cuppa to Ceremony, Teapot Invitational, White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR
    Clay Lane, Lane Community College Gallery, Eugene, OR
2004  Canadian Potters, Red Star Sudios, Kansas City, Missourri
2004  Cup 2001, Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, OR
1998 Teapots, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, Maine
1997  Labyrinth, The Center for Contemporary Art, Rethymnon, Crete
Another Group of Seven, Community College of Southern Nevada, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Annual 
1995  Ground Connection, Wyman Building, N.C.E.C.A. ‘95; Borderline Clay Conference, Minneapolis, MN  
1993  Clay North: 10 Artists from the Canadian Prairies, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona
1991  A House of Clay, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
     Kanadisk Keramik; Canadian Ceramics, Galleri Aktvel Kunst, Oslo, Norway

Selected Grants and Awards

2012 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2010 Award of Honour, Alberta Craft Council Awards, Edmonton, AB
2007 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2012/10/06/05/04/03/02 ACAD Professional Development and Research Grant
2001 Crafts B Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts
2000 and 1997 Travel Grant, The Canada Council for the Arts
1997 Alberta Potters’ Association Scholarship
1999 and 1997 Visual Arts Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
1994 and 1992 Crafts Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
1993/1990 and 1989 Short Term Project Grant, Manitoba Arts Council

Selected Links


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