Gallery: Set to impress

Dartmouth resident Jamie Durnnian is passionate about collecting ceramics by Atlantic Canadian artists. Photographer Beth Dunham captured the highlights of his stunning ceramics collection, which includes bowls, platters, pitchers, vases, and tulipieres. Read our full story on collecting handmade local ceramics here.

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  • Jamie Durnnian’s kitchen cabinet displays work from several artists. Level one (l to r): dinnerware by Joan Bruneau, teapot by Peter Powning, plate by Jim Smith. Level two: dinnerware by Joan Bruneau flanked on both sides by mugs by Lucky Rabbit Pottery. Level three: creamer and sugar set by Sarah MacMillan, plate and jar by Jim Smith, server by Joan Bruneau, cup by Jim Smith, Buddha mug by Lucky Rabbit Pottery, plate by Jim Smith, turtle jars by Lucky Rabbit Pottery.
  • Yellow raku-fired teapot by New Brunswick artist Peter Powning. In background is a dessert plate by Chester artist Jim Smith.
  • Chickadee mug by Debra Kuzyk and Ray Mackie of Lucky Rabbit Pottery in Annapolis Royal, N.S.
  • Teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl set by Nortre-Dame, N.B. artist Suzanne Babineau. Painting by Halifax landscape artist Gordon MacDonald.
  • Platter, footed dish, and salad plates by Chester, N.S. artist Jim Smith.
  • L to r: Creamer and sugar bowl set by Glen Margaret, N.S. ceramist Sarah MacMillan, side plate and covered jar with bud handles both by Chester, N.S. artist Jim Smith, oval server by Lunenburg, N.S. ceramist Joan Bruneau.
  • A quiet corner in Durnnian’s living room showcases a platter by Jim Smith and a vase by Toronto ceramist Marc Egan.
  • Ceramics by Lunenburg, N.S.-based ceramist Joan Bruneau.
  • Jamie Durnnian’s mantel showcases (l to r) a leaf pitcher by Calgary artist Greg Payce, ewer by Halifax artist Jane Donovan, pitcher by Greg Payce, background painting by N.B. artist Gerard Collins.
  • A colourful montage of plates, bowls, and platters by Chester, N.S. ceramist Jim Smith. The top left platter has a playful campfire theme, with mosquitos, marshmallows, and paddles.
  • In the kitchen, a large serving bowl by Halifax artist Jane Donovan holds seasonal fruit.
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