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

April 21, 2015

LOT 58
SARAH COOTE (1957 - )
  • SARAH COOTE (1957 - )

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SARAH COOTE (1957 - )

EWER

clay
height 6" — 15.2 cm.
unsigned, circa 1988

Estimate $75-$100

Realised: $96
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



SARAH COOTE (1957 - )

“When I make functional pottery I try to give utility and beauty an equal role. For me the most direct way to do this is to use function as the inspiration. Using a combination of throwing and hand building techniques, I reinterpret traditional forms. I approach this in a spontaneous way by combining thrown parts, literally drawing with the clay as I go. The wheel in particular exploits the natural fluid qualities of the clay and gives me the interior volumes and structural integrity, which I think are essential for good pottery”.

- Sarah Coote -

Sarah Coote was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia in 1957 and grew up in London, England, Australia, California and Ottawa, Ontario. She graduated in 1983 with a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, having completed 2 years at Sheridan School of Crafts and Design in Missisauga, Ontario, where she studied under Bruce Cochrane and Winn Burke. Coote also studied at Kent State University in Ohio under John Gill and then New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where she earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree. After graduating from Alfred, she went to teach in the ceramic department at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design with Walter Ostrom for 3 years. In between she spent one year travelling and researching traditional Spanish Folk Pottery and for two summers taught and gave workshops at La Escuela de Ceramica de La Bisbal in Catalunya, Spain. After NSCAD she was invited to do a sabbatical replacement for Tam Irving at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has been living there ever since, teaching fCeramics and Drawing in the Fine Arts Department full-time at Langara College where she has been since 1992.

Coote has also been invited to lecture and teach at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), University of Colorado, (Boulder CO), Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (Halifax, NS), Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC), and was a visiting artist at PWS Experimental Factory (Jingdezheng,China). Coote lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Colletions

Allan Chassnoff, New York, NY
Betty Woodman, Boulder, CO
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Indusmin Industry Art Collection, Toronto, ON
James Makins, New York, NY
John Sinker, Plymouth, MI
Lenel Srochi, Baltimore, MA
Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Permanent Collection, Charlotte, NC
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS
Prince Edward, Royal Collection, England
Robert Pfannenbecker, Lancaster, PA

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 Faculty Show, Langara College, BC
2006 From The North: Canadian Ceramics,The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Medicine Hat Exhibition of Canadian Potters, Esplanade Art Gallery, AB
2004 A Show of Canadian Potters, Red Star Studios Ceramic Center, Kansas City, MO
2003 Pots in the Kitchen, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
2002 In Praise of Hands, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
2000 Plates and Platters, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1999 Case Studies, Harbourfront Centre,York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON
1996 Walter Ostrom: The Advocacy of Pottery, Art Gallery Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1995 Functional Pottery, Stratton Gallery of Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI (solo)
Steeped in Tradition: The Contemporary Teapot, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
Langara Fine Art Faculty Show, Richmond Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Northern Stars: Women Potters From Canada and Minnesota, The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN
1995 From Hand to Mouth: An exhibition of ceramic cups & mugs, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1993 ‘93 Campbell Soup Tureen Exhibition, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Teapots, Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, ON
The American Way: Function in American Ceramics, Canoflan Arts Center, Aberystwyth, Wales
Jugs: Pitchers, Dippers and Metaphors, Canadian Crafts Museum, Vancouver, BC
1992 Thrown & Altered, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Expressive Teapot, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
The Art of Tea, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Revolving Techniques, James A. Michner Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
First Cups of the Day: Beauty Through Use, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1991 16th Annual Spring Show, Lill Street, Chicago, IL
1990 Christmas Show, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Faculty Show, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
National Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Riviere, QC
Canadian Contemporary Ceramics, Oslo, Norway
The Expressive Teapot, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1989 Teapots, Prime Canadian Crafts Gallery, Toronto, ON
1988 Functional Pottery, Stratton Gallery, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI (Solo)
First Selections, Sheridan School of Crafts & Design, ON
1987 Christmas Show, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Revolutions, Art Gallery of Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax, NS (solo)
Teapots, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Centennial Celebration / Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Craft Division, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
1986 Christmas Show, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Cup Exhibition, Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, ON
Ceramic Faculty Exhibition, Anna Leanowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS
1984 84 Clay EH!, National Canadian Exhibition, Muttart Gallery Calgary, AB
Sheridan Alumni Exhibition of Ceramics, The Pottery Shop, Toronto, ON
1982 Fireworks Show ‘82, Ontario Potters Association, Toronto, ON
1981 Ceramic Exhibition, Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto, ON

Selected Links

sarahcoote.com

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist