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

April 21, 2015

LOT 83




height 11.5" — 29.2 cm., diameter 6" — 15.2 cm.
engraved signature, circa 1996

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $264
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


“Nature’s colors and shapes whisper softly into my pieces. Patterns of creation subtly inform my work.   My rods of glass have been compared to strands of DNA, the building blocks of life itself.  I find it fitting to use them exclusively in my works that are molded by my experiences and inspired by my dreams.”

- Virginia Wilson -

Virginia Wilson started her fascination with glass in 1982, working primarily with stained glass. In 1993, she entered into the Glass Program at Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design. Since graduating in 1996, she has been working in her artistic domain, specializing in filigree glass. Wilson lives in

Wilson has been exhibited widely in both juried and invitation only exhibitions within Canada and the United States and her work is found in private and public collections throughout North America and abroad. Wilson lives in Milton, Ontario

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
Claridge Collection, Montreal, Quebec
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

Selected Scholarships and Grants

2006, 2005 Ontario Crafts Council, Tucker’s Pottery Supplies Grant
1999 Ontario Crafts Council, Diana Crawford Award for Excellence
Canada Council for the Arts, Creation/ Production Grant
1998 Ontario Arts Council, Creation/ Production Grant
Ontario  Crafts  Council  Scholarship for  further study with Lino Tagliapietra        and Gianni Toso at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
1996 Ontario Crafts Council, Volunteer Committee Scholarship to study two weeks   with  William Gudenrath ‘Glassblowing in the Venetian Style’ at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Full scholarship from The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY to study one week with Ruth King, ‘Technique and Beyond’
Work study grant, Mary B. Bishop/Francis S. Merrit Scholarship Fund, to study
1995 The Making of Cane and Murrini and their use in Blown Forms’ for two weeks with Dick Marquis and Ruth King at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Selected Links


G.A.S. Conference Student Show