Pottery: Prairies and Beyond

Begins Closing:

This auction features an extensive collection of mid-century pottery from the "Prairies and Beyond". 

Alberta has a long history in the field of ceramics and most of the influential ceramic artists are featured in this sale.

Ted Diakow  |  Walter Dexter  |  Ed Drahanchuk  |  Walter Drohan  |  Jan Grove  |  Folmer Hansen / David Ross  |  Robin Hopper  |  Tommy Kakinuma  |  Marie Sibyl Laubental  |  Luke Orton Lindoe  |  Vivian Lindoe  | Neil Liske  | Peter Powning  |  Don Wells


Showroom Previews
Noon to 4 pm on the Following Days

  • Saturday, September 23rd
  • Closed on Sunday, September 24th
  • Monday, September 25th

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Our payment deadline for this auction will be Thursday, September 28th @ 5 pm.

All purchases must be picked up no later than Friday, September 29th @ 5 pm.

Items left beyond this deadline will be moved to long term storage, at an additional fee, and will require 24 hours notice to pick up.  Storage charges will apply without exception.