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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

White Owl Ceramic Studio

Laura Sharp fell in love with clay while studying writing at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, B.C. in 1999. The school at that time was a haven of creativity and support.  Everything was encouraged, and she found herself migrating over to the clay studio as often as she could.  It was a magical time, and she fell in love with the luscious feeling of the material and the infinite possibilities and challenges presented by it.

Laura continued her study of this transformational material in Calgary at the Alberta College of Art and Design and learned many things, particularly the difference between clay and ceramics.  Her years there were spent developing the discipline that it takes to persevere through unending disappointments and failures, as the practical study of this material is understood greatly by learning what does not work.  Again, she was encouraged through all of this by the grace and wisdom of her teachers.

Laura graduated in 2006 from ACAD, with a major in ceramics, and attained a job teaching ceramics through the city of Calgary recreation program, where she focused on transferring her love and passion to connect to one's own creativity.  Slowly, Laura also collected what she would need in order to start her own studio.

In 2009, Laura launched her own studio practice under the name White Owl Ceramic Studio.  It has been a great adventure, and true to her beliefs she has grown in her understanding of the material, and her work has grown due to daily devotion to its creation.  laura mostly attends art and fine craft shows, and sells work to an audience already won over by the greatness of handmade objects. Laura enjoys meeting all the people who have invested in her work, and values their feedback, encouragement, and support, which she feels has been absolutely priceless. 

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.