Allure of the Clay - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.906 W 119° 16.293
11U E 338109 N 5570574
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is The Allure of Clay, #23 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre. The Vernon Museum has over 300 pieces by Axel Ebring in their collection.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 9:59:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMMD65
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Axel Ebring was born near Stockholm, Sweden, in 1874. His father and grandfather were both potters and Axel was exposed to the potters’ trade at a very early age. When he was about eighteen he immigrated to the United States where he tackled many demanding jobs.

By the late 1920’s had settled in an area known as Notch Hill. He established a small farm and fate would have it, he discovered a clay deposit that was suitable for making pottery.

He built a kick wheel and kiln and returned to his craft. Soon people in the region discovered the beauty and charm of his work.

In the mid 1930’s Morris Middleton, owner of a large ranch in southeast Vernon, brought Ebring a sample of malleable clay from a small section of his ranch. Axel purchased two acres of land from Mr. Middleton.

By 1937, Axel Ebring moved to Vernon, set up a potter’s studio, and built a small house below the hillside from his new clay deposit.

Axel Ebring died in 1954 at the age of 80. He never married.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 23 – The Allure of Clay

The Allure of Clay

3009 32nd Avenue

Featuring Vernon potter Axel Ebring, The Allure of Clay captures the story of a famous Vernon potter.

Artist: Michelle Loughery


From the The Allure of Clay

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 The Allure of Clay

City: Vernon

Location Name: Ues Engineering

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2011

Media: Painted on brick

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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