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

April 21, 2015

LOT 206
BARBARA TIPTON
  • BARBARA TIPTON

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BARBARA TIPTON

A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT CERAMICS (UTILITY)

clay
clay
diameter 16" — 40.6 cm.
signed and dated 87 on reverse

Estimate $250-$350

Realised: $450
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



BARBARA TIPTON

“For most of my artistic life, I’ve made objects for daily use as well as objects intended primarily for the eye and mind. Both serve fulfilling aspects for my role as an artist, and again, the process of making each type of work reinforces and informs the making of the other. Pots thrown on the wheel generally approach a country aesthetic, being simply constructed, sometimes drawn on, soda glazed and/or wood fired”.

- Barbara Tipton -

Calgary-based Barbara Tipton is recognized internationally for her expressive and innovative non-functional sculptural ceramics, specifically her deconstruction of cups and saucers.
Barbara Tipton, originally from Tennessee, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Memphis College of Art and her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Ohio State University. Upon graduating, she remained in Columbus to build her studio practice. She moved to Calgary, Alberta, in 1986 with her husband, British/Canadian ceramist, John Chalke, where she has worked on her art and taught at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design. At the time, she was one of the few clay artists with an MFA in ceramics.
Tipton has exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia and South Korea. In 2009, her work was included in Unity and Diversity, an exhibition at the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea. The exhibition returned to Canada in 2010 to appear at the Museum of Vancouver as part of the Cultural Olympiad activities for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Tipton’s work is part of many public, private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and England, including the Canada Council Art Bank and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. In 2006, she was nominated for an Alberta Craft Council Award of Excellence. Tipton and her husband live and work in Calgary, Alberta.


Selected Corporate, Public and Corporate Collections

Alberta Craft Council

Aaron Milrad, Toronto
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection
Anatol Orient, London
Calgary Civic Art Collection
Canada Council Art Bank

Ceramics Monthly Collection
Claridge Collection, Montreal
Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University
San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas
Standard Ceramic Supply, Pittsburgh
The Ohio State University
University of Alberta Permanent Collection, Edmonton, AB

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 Barbara Tipton, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta
2011 A Departure of Cups, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff, Alberta
2009 Cup/Image, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff, Alberta
2008 New Work, concurrent with John Chalke and Robert Sinclair, Willock and Sax Gallery, Banff National Park
2004 Bowls - Function/Non Function, Willock and Sax Gallery, Waterton Lakes National Park
1993 Underground, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB
1992 Selected Works, Alberta Crafts Council, Nova Building, Edmonton, AB
1990 New Works, Divino Cafe/Gallery (through Paul Kuhn Fine Arts), Calgary, AB
1987 The Nickle Arts Museum, The University of Calgary, AB 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Barbara Tipton and Bee Kingdom, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
2011 Matter of Clay III, Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London, ON
2009 Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft biennale, Cheongju, South Korea
2003 21st Century Ceramics, Canzani Centre Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design.
2001 Bitter Brew, George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto          A Matter of Clay, Jonathan Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON.
2000 Ninth Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, juried competition, Trois-Rivieres, PQ          Voyage autour de la terre, title invitational for the Ninth Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, Trois-Rivieres, PQ         
Couplets: Duality in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1999 Tea for the Taking, Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB          Summer Faculty Exhibition, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
1998 Keramos, The Works, Edmonton, AB        
Sculpture: A Mixed Media Group, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON        
Six Degrees of Separation, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibition from the Permanent Collection at the Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie, AB        
Collecting Alberta Art: The Legacy, traveling exhibition celebrating 25 years of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB        
Twelfth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
1997 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia        
The Great Wall of China, juried competition, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB, work selected to travel 1997-98.
1996 Canadian Clay Currents, juried competition, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY    
4th Annual Teapot Exhibition, invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri         Passion 8 Potters, Contemporary Kitchenware, McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, AB         Journeys, The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB        
Greek/Canadian Ceramics Exchange Exhibition, Banff Centre-Calgary Gallery, AB
1995 Clay in Canada: North by Northwest, Wyman Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota: traveling to the Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary and to "The Works", Edmonton, AB         The World's Women On-Line!, internet installation, www.asu.edu/wwol that indexed over 800 images by women artists globally        
Summer Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN      
Group exhibition, Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton, AB        
Made in Alberta, juried competition, Karuna Gallery, Calgary, AB (honorable mention)
1994 Ninth Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas        
Altered Traditions: Contemporary Vessels, Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN Containment: The Space Within, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON         Group invitational, Hall/Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
1993 Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition (through Prime Gallery), Chicago, USA        
Teapots, Prime Gallery, Toronto, ON        
Canadian Ceramics: Teapots, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, New York         Al203.SiO2, ceramics faculty exhibition, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
1993 Fifth National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, PQ        
1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan        
Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition (through Prime Gallery), Chicago, USA        
Canadian Clay, Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA        
A Treasury of Canadian Craft, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver        
25th Anniversary Exhibition - Just a Taste of the Claridge Collection, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, PQ        
Choosing Clay, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB                
Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB
1991 Sculpture: The Language of a Material, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB        
1000 Miles Apart, Mendell Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK        
Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition (through Prime Gallery), Chicago, USA        
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB        
Cups, juried exhibition, Muttart Art Gallery, Calgary, AB; then at The Works, Manulife Place, Edmonton, AB        
Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB
1990 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), juried exhibition, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (then toured for two years).        
1990 Ceramic Invitational, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah        
Material: Redefining the Working Field, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB        
Fifth Annual Monarch Tile Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas        
Fourth National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, PQ        
Constructions, New Alberta Art, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB               
Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB
1989 Fourth Annual Monarch Tile International Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas (museum purchase)        
Teapots, Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, ON.        
Square Deal Squared, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB        
Summer Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee         Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB
1988 Wall Works, invitational, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL.        
Platters, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, PQ        
Third National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, PQ        
Ring House Gallery, Edmonton, AB        
Summer Show, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB        
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, AB        
Ceramic Art, The Works, Edmonton Centre, AB        
The Ohio Connection, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Columbus, OH
1987 Second World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramics, (Honorable Mention), Zagreb        
International Ceramic Symposium Exhibition, University of Aberystwyth, Wales         Ceramics '87, Culpepper Gallery, Calgary, AB        
Faculty Exhibition, The Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, AB         Arrowmont Faculty Exhibition, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1986 National Clay Box Show, juried, A.R.T. Studio Gallery, Chicago, IL        
Group Exhibition, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indianna        
A Tea Party, Jubilation Gallery, Newton Centre, Massachusetts        
From Hand to Mouth, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Gallery, Columbus, OH

Selected Links

Turning Clay into Art



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