Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts
April 21, 2015
height 22" — 55.9 cm., diameter 15" — 38.1 cm.
signed and dated 88 in black paint
Lluis Riera was born in Spain. His family owned an established tile business and he thus grew up learning about ceramics, glazes and colours. He attended the School of Arts in Tarragona, Spain, where he studied under Ramon Carret from 1965 to 1972. During his studies he was awarded a scholarship to study in Perugia, Italy. Upon graduating, Riera operated his own studio in Spain while still assisting in the family business.
Riera moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1977 and apprenticed with various potters. He was part of the Vancouver Clayworks Society from 1980 to 1984, where he developed a tile making process. Riera eventually set up his own studio in Vancouver, producing large ceramic vessels, tile and architectural terra cotta elements. Riera moved back to Spain in the late 1980‘s, settling in Gratallops, where he operates his studio, Ceramica Riera.
Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2009 Pa’quien en verde?, Clos de l’Obac, Gratallops, Spain
1977- 1988 Clay Works Gallery, Circle Craft, Vancouver, BC
Gallery of B.C. Ceramics, Vancouver, BC
Media Center, Gallery of B.C. Ceramics
1972-1977 Groups shows in Spain
Purchased directly from the artist