Tag Archives: 1970s

Eva and Milan Lapka – le potier et le sculpteur

While it may be hard to find some of Eva and Milan Lapka’s work outside of Quebec, it is doubly hard to come across images of their shared pottery.  Over her long career Eva Lapka has become known and respected as a sculptor but it is pottery where she and Milan  started out. This is […]

Neils Gravsen – Sunburst Ceramics

  Sunburst Ceramics (1960-1975), while almost the last of the famous Alberta potteries, is much less known than its heavyweight predecessors Medalta and Medicine Hat. As part of Western Canada’s Mid-Century face, however, Sunburst engaged with local studio artist-designers the likes of Walter Dexter, John Porter and Olle Holmsten to enhance its would-be Modernist credentials. […]

Ceramique de Beauce – Flowerdale Classic

To my mind one of the inspired productions by Ceramique de Beauce (1940 – 1989) was its Chinese styled teapots. These were produced in the 1970s for the Flowerdale Tea Company, also known as Hayhoe Tea.  A well known Toronto company along side competitors Thomas Lipton and Mother Parkers, the Flowerdale trade name was active […]