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Shawn Olander

Interim Director – Workshops, Newsletter


I grew up in Ft. McMurray in the 70’s, when there was not a lot to do. My father took us to a secret spot in the woods to observe the bears. We did this often. Our entertainment was the wildlife, and I developed a love for bears that will last a lifetime.

I sculpt bears from clay because of the great memories I have of the bears I loved in the wild and it brings back fond memories of my childhood

I experiment with different types of clays, glazes and techniques. Occasionally, I experiment with different subjects but my focus will always be bears