Robin Hopper Vase: Born in England, Robin Hopper received a fine art degree from Croydon College of art in 1955. He became a full time studio potter in 1965, initially in England then, Canada, producing both functional and decorative pieces. He taught full-time for five years in Ontario before moving to Vancouver Island in 1977. This vase is likely a work produced in Ontario during this early period.
Walter Dexter RCA (1931-2015) "Torso Vase" Height. = 24" Victoria's ceramics artist Walter Dexter, was the first Canadian ceramics artist to achieve wide recognition as an abstract expressionist.
Wedgwood Zodiac Bull: A Wedgwood model of Taurus the bull, modelled by Arnold Machin, impressed and painted marks. c.1930 Length = 15" Note: Arnold Machin designed the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II for the definitive issue of British postage stamps. (Miller price Guide 2000. p.258)
Collection of Theo and Susan Harlander Pottery: Master potters from the College of Ceramics in Landshut, Germany, they moved to Nova Scotia in 1951 and created pieces in their Brooklin studio from 1952 - 1987.