I found this absolutely radiant vintage pottery vase by Eleanor (Sandy) and Foster Beveridge at the same estate sale where I found a pair of Lorenzen Lantz mushroom sculptures, which makes perfect sense, as all were important figures in the ceramics community of Nova Scotia during the second half of the 20th century.
From what I've learned, Eleanor studied in Halifax and the Avoncroft Pottery, Worcester, England with Geoffrery Whiting, a disciple of Bernard Leach. In 1955 she and Foster established their own pottery studio in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, where they were highly influential as teachers as well as makers. Their work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, where a retrospective of their work was presented in 1996.
This vase has a really beautiful form and positively glows! Hand-thrown of porcelain, I believe, it is signed Beveridge N.S. on the bottom. There appears to be the tiniest of tiny chips on the inside of the delicate lip (see detail photo)--very minor. Otherwise very good condition. with a bit of darkening/staining around the lip and on the rim of the underside, as pictured. I'd guess it dates to 1980s or so; both potters died in 2005. Dimensions: 5" tall x 5" widest diameter; 1 1/2" across at lip.