ELAINE BREWER-WHITE - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Elaine Brewer-White is a ceramic sculptor with over 35 years working in clay. Her work has been shaped by her life experiences. Early in her career she was also an improv performer and teacher, and is married to Gordon White, a Cirque du Soleil clown. Her work has a sense of joyful absurdity and often starts with the question 'what if?'

Elaine Brewer-White has been a clay sculptor for over 35 years. She was raised in Calgary, attending University of Calgary, and joined Loose Moose Theatre Company, learning a life-altering skills of improv. Upon moving to B.C. she graduated from Emily Carr College of Art and Design, majoring in ceramics. Elaine commenced her career in figurative sculpture, creating work for public and commercial galleries where pieces have found their way into corporate and private collections worldwide.

Her pieces incorporate social comment and humor. Reoccurring themes of love, solitude and joyful abandon are expressed through movement and color. She has developed a following, creating commissioned portrait sculpture. From families to homes, to pets, her unique portrait pieces tell the story of her subjects. A recent public commission features two outdoor portrait murals of owners of the first general store on a new building in the heart of her town, Fort Langley.
She has never found the need to cast her work into bronze, preferring the humble intimacy of clay, as it serves her method of turning creative play into works of art.

In the last 6 years Elaine has added a functional work to her practice. Each piece continues the feeling of celebration through color story, and texture.
Elaine is mom to two grown daughters, wife to Gordon White, a master clown for Cirque du Soleil, and pet slave to a dog and two studio cats. When time allows, she teach workshops across Western Canada, and as well as from her studio beautiful in Fort Langley.

Above all else, Elaine believes in promoting the soul affirming benefits of embracing a creative life!