Category Archives: Guest Artists

Elaine Brewer White

Elaine Brewer-White has been a clay sculptor for over 35 years.  After graduating from Emily Carr College of Art and Design, she began a career in figurative sculpture, creating work for public and commercial galleries which has found its way into corporate and private collections worldwide.

 Her figurative works incorporates social comment and humor and which has extended into private commissioned portrait sculpture.  Reoccurring themes of love, solitude and joyful abandon are expressed through movement and color.  A recent public commission features two outdoor portrait murals on a new building in the heart of Elaine’s hometown of Fort Langley.

In the last 6 years Elaine has added a pottery practise to her work, bringing her unique sensibility to one of a kind vases, bowls, mugs and platters.  Each piece continues the feeling of play through her love of color and texture.

Elaine passion for the medium has lead her to teach workshops across B.C. and Alberta, and she’s recently added occasional workshops to her studio schedule in Fort Langley.

 Above all else, she believes in promoting the soul affirming benefits of living a creative life.

Peter Flanagan

Inspiration is drawn from historical ceramics on visits to Taiwan, China and recently Jingdezhen. The vast ceramic vocabulary in form, ingenuity and design is awe striking. My work in clay began at KSA and continued at UVIC and the Banff Centre. Nonstop discovery and with a goal to achieve an excellence in expression is my constant pursuit. Exhibited throughout Canada and in USA, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

alwyn o’brien

Alwyn O’Brien was born on a rural property on Salt Spring Island, B.C. to a family of makers and gardeners.  Her ceramic practice has taken her across Canada, studying  at Capilano College, Vancouver, Sheridan College, Ontario, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She  completed her MFA  at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington State., 2010.

Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and is held in Museum collections in Canada and the U.S. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award. She is represented by the James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Her current position as an Instructer at Langara College  sees that her winters are spent in Vancouver, but she migrates home to Saltspring come summertime.