Davis, Olea

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Davis, Olea

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1899-1977

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Olea Davis was born in Buffalo, New York. She studied at McGill University, the Ecole des Beaux Arts (Montreal), the Ontario College of Art (Toronto) and at the Vancouver School of Art. Davis founded the British Columbia Potters' Guild and taught ceramics at the University of British Columbia. During World War II she established the Allied Officers Guild in B.C. She also designed and promoted the dogwood lapel ornament as a fund raiser for a wartime women's auxiliary. In 1956 the dogwood was adopted as the official floral emblem of B.C.

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Potters Guild of British Columbia (1955-)

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Potters Guild of British Columbia is controlled by Davis, Olea

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Olea Davis is credited with being the founder and first president of the Potters' Guild of British Columbia.

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