CAMEL TEAPOT #250
signed, dated 1985, inscribed “Canada” on base
8 ins x 10 ins x 5.25 ins; 20.3 cms x 25.4 cms x 13.3 cms
Tim Storey was born in Manchester, England, in 1951 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1953. He graduated from Sheridan College’s School of Design, specializing in Ceramics in 1973, and has since been working as a ceramic artist. He is known for combining a variety of hand-building techniques with form, function, and a wry sense of humour. Storey has perfected the salt glaze technique for his works, a method that requires the introduction of salt into the kiln atmosphere, which enhances the depth of detail and complements the subsequent addition of precious metal luster glazes.
Storey is perhaps best known for his signature teapots in the shape of dragons, elephants, giraffes, steamships, spaceships, birds , houses, skyscrapers and snails, which are found in many major North American collections, private, public and corporate. His work has been exhibited widely in one-man shows, group exhibitions, and ceramic competitions in North America and Europe. He has also taught ceramics at St. Laurence College in Brockville, Ontario, and at the Alberta School of Art in Calgary, Alberta. Storey has lived in the Upper Ottawa Valley since 1981, where he has set up a studio with his wife Artist/Blacksmith Lydia VanderStaal.
Department: Canadian Fine Art