A colourful and splendid opening night for the North Peace Potters Guild and their unique new exhibit in Fort St. John on Friday night.
Potters have crafted a quirky assortment of sculptures in the style of renowned B.C. artist Elaine Brewer-White, featuring belly dancers, dragons, dogs and frogs, and even Dad, laying on the couch.
“The sculptures are really interesting and cool, it’s certainly not what we normally make,” says guild president Lori Phillips. “Just really playful, always playful, lots of motion, and really expressive.”
The guild has long wanted to bring Brewer-White up from Fort Langley for a workshop, and was finally able to do so last April.
That’s where the idea for an exhibit came about, and potters have also included many of their traditional wares in the show, including mugs and plates and vases, and decorative wall ornaments too.
“It’s a really interesting and unique exhibit for Fort St. John, and something different,” says Phillips. “We’d love people to come down, take a look and see what they think, and get inspired.”
The exhibit runs at Peace Gallery North until Feb. 25.