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

April 21, 2015

LOT 99
  • MICHAEL HUYGHE (1952 - )




height 9.25" — 23.5 cm.
impressed seal mark, circa 1987

Estimate $75-$100

Realised: $150
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:


Michael Huyghe was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1952. Upon completing high school, he travelled throughout Europe, and took his first pottery class at Finsbury Park Polytech in London, England. When he returned home in 1972, he began working in the family business, the Huyghe School of Pottery. He continued his education in pottery, taking courses at the Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr College of Art Design, where he studied under John Reeve, Michael Henry and Clary Illian. In 1983, Huyghe founded Terra Cotta in Vancouver, a commercial gallery which specialized in clay, paper, wood and glass. The gallery closed in 1990 and Huyghe has since started a new career in carpentry in the Vancouver area.

Selected Corporate, Public and Private Collections

Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

1984 Made by Hand, Crafts Association of B.C., Art, Science and Technology Center, Vancouver, BC
1982 Exhibition and Sale, Vancouver, BC
1980 Retrospect Ceramics ’80, Potters Guild of BC, Vancouver, BC
1976 Habitat Craft Festival, International Conference on Human Settlements, Vancouver, BC
1973-1975 Circle Craft Co-op, Juried markets, Vancouver, BC


Terra Cotta Gallery, Black Diamond, AB