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Local ceramic owls set to take flight


Photo: This teapot is one of many items available at the "Rainbow Owl and the Spring Collection" gallery opening on Thursday, April 1st – Submitted.


By Christine Rumleskie

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It’s a big day for a local ceramic artist and her rainbow-owl sidekick.

Shannon Butler is holding her first-ever ceramic exhibit at the Peace Gallery North starting April 1st.

Butler says the exhibit is called "Rainbow Owl and the Spring Collection." She says it features a ‘tell it like it is’ owl that talks about life in Fort St. John.

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Butler created the the owl a few months ago, and now features the character on many of her ceramic teapots and mugs.

The exhibit will also feature a series of planters and vases. She says people are drawn to her work because it is functional and can be used in everyday life.

Even though she’s confident Thursday’s opening night will be well attended, she says she’s still a little nervous.

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Butler operates the Kilnhouse Studio on 101st Avenue.

Her ceramic exhibit will run throughout April, and all of the art will be available to purchase. It kicks-off with an opening night gala at the gallery in the North Peace Cultural Centre on April 1st. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and there will be plenty of free wine and cheese to enjoy. Local musician Dayna Manning will be providing live entertainment.

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