Since 1970, Peter Powning has lived and worked as an artist in the hills of southern New Brunswick. His life is characterized by intense periods of work preparing for exhibitions and commissions, punctuated by periodic travel. While Powning’s award-winning work is shown internationally, it is imbued with qualities distilled from a life lived close to the silence, space and seasonal rhythms of his home, the fields, forests and shorelines of Canada’s east coast.
Peter Powning is married to author Beth Powning.
Artist Statement for Alterations
A Stitch in Time
The work I have done for this exhibition continues my longtime exploration of fragmentation, found objects and notions about perceptions of value in the context of shifting cultural sands.
As handmade pottery was replaced by industrial ceramics, something was lost. The connection with the skilled maker producing functional ware for daily use was largely replaced with mass produced ceramics whose provenance could not be tied to an individual but to a factory and perhaps a designer or team of designers. I have haunted antique shops seeking bargain china to reclaim through a process of deliberate fragmentation, alteration and reassembly. The factory-made commodity is manipulated by hand (and hammer) to create something new. The resulting object attains its own identity and connections as a post-industrial, contemporary artifact. A collage of shards still based on the original object, but altered for a new function.
SELECTED PUBLIC COMMMISSIONS
Resurgo, Moncton Downtown Centre Plaza, Moncton NB, August 2018
Spire Stela, Cranbrooke Village, North York, Ontario. June 2014
Spiral Stela, Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, ON. 2013.
Shards of Time, Harbour Passage, Saint John, NB Spring, 2013.
Strata, Cinema Tower, Toronto, Spring, 2013.
Touchstone, Canmore Multiplex, Canmore, Alberta. Fall, 2012
Memory Vessel, Irving Station Park, Saint John, NB, Fall, 2011.
Fantasm, lobby of Festival Tower, Toronto International Film Festival, installation 2010.
Split Rock, rooftop meditation garden, Toronto International Film Festival, installation 2010.
Portal, outdoors, Daniels Chicago Project, Mississauga, Ontario, installation, 2010.
NEST, outdoor sculpture, Botsford St. Fire Station, Moncton, NB, 2009.
BOLT, outdoor sculpture, Saint John Energy, Saint John, NB, 2008.
Light Spirals, outdoors at Residences of College Park, Bay and College, Toronto 2006-2008
Punctuated Blue, Saint John Free Library, 1992.
Strata, Market Square Convention Centre, 1984
Then, Now and Next, 25thAnniversary Exhibition, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, April 2018.
Pre-Used Paper, group exhibition, Studio 21, Halifax, March 9, 2018 – April 4. 2018.
Transformation, Silverfish Collective Exhibition, AX – Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, NB, March – April 2018.
SOFA Chicago, with Studio 21 Gallery, November 2016 & 2017.
Beneath the Surface, Fundy National Park residency and exhibition 2017-2018.
SOFA Chicago, with Studio 21. Fall 2017.
Sandra Ainsley Gallery, solo exhibition, Toronto, March 7 – April 11, 2015.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, curated solo show, TBA.
Burlington Art Centre, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Burlington, ON. 2014. catalogue.
Canadian Imports, Group exhibition, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON, August 2013. catalogue.
Yesterday and Today, Group exhibition, Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery, London, ON, August 2012. catalogue.
Studio 21, Halifax, Commissions, opening May 17th, 2012.
Stimularae, Saint John Arts Centre, Oct. 2011
Bancroft-Snell Gallery-Galerie, Matter of Clay III, London, ON, Aug-Sept. 2011.
Boaks, Powning, Wonnacott: Three Takes on the Still Life. September 19 to October 9, 2010. Opening Friday, September 24, 6 to 9pm with Ottawa’s Photography Festival X
Wolastoq (Beautiful River), Beaverbrook Art Gallery, June 26th – September 6th, 2010.
Studio 21, Halifax, small solo, opening April 9th, 2010. link.
Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, China. 2009. catalogue.
SOFA Chicago, with Lafreniere and Pai Gallery, November 6-9, 2009.
“Transmutations”, Ingrid Mueller ~ Art + Concepts Gallery, solo show with catalogue, Fredericton, NB. October 2009.
“Flow”, Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, 2009. Catalogue.
“Seeking Balance”, solo exhibition, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, June 12 – August 10th, catalogue, 2008. Solo Exhibition
SOFA Chicago, with Lafreniere and Pai Gallery, 2008.
“The Importance of Being Banff”, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, June 28th – September 21, 2008
“Meaning and Metaphor”, curated by Alex McCurdy, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB. 2008. Selection from the AGNS collection. This exhibition consists of 14 works or art by a number of well-known ceramists: Alison Britton, Alan Caiger-Smith, Michael Casson, Andrea Gill, Steve Heinemann, Wayne Higby, Harlin House, Les Manning, David Taylor, Brother Thomas, Robin Hopper, Michael Flynn, Greg Payce and Peter Powning. Catalogue.
“East Coast Ceramics”, ceramic sculpture, Burlington Art Gallery, Ont, catalogue, 2008.
«Objets de Cultures: de la Nouvelle-France à aujourd’hui» , Du 20 janvier au 16 mars 2008, Centre Materia, Québec. link
Habatat Gallery, Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, November 2007- Solo Exhibition
The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada, February 2007
“Art Wall”, Hotel Murano Tacoma, commissioned sculpture. 2007 link
Light Spirals, two 14 foot outdoor commissioned sculptures, College Park, Toronto
“UNIQUE”, 30 years of Bronfman Award winners. Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. 2006-2007. link
Materialize, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, group exhibition. 2007, touring. Catalogue.
Studio 21, recent work, Halifax, NS, 2007
Ingrid Mueller Art + Concept, feature, Fredericton, NB, 2007
The Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, June, 2006 – Solo Exhibition
Florence Biennale, International art exhibition by invitation, Italy, Dec. 2005.
23rd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleires, Boca Raton, FL. Dec. 2005.
Lafreniere and Pai Gallery, Ottawa, October 2005 – Solo Exhibition.
SOFA Chicago, with Habatat, one of five featured artists. October 2005.
Harbinger Gallery, group ceramics show (Jack Sures, Bruce Cochrane, Jim Smith, Walter Ostrom Jeannie Mah, Les Manning, Mimi Cabri, Peter Powning), Waterloo, Ont.Oct. 2005.
Masterworks, group exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery, guest curator Phillp Doucet. Halifax, Nova Scotia July – September 2005
Creative Glass Center of America, Glass Weekend July 2005, Wheaton Village, NJ.
SOFA NYC, with Galerie Elena Lee. June, 2005.
Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, Oct. 2004 – Solo Exhibition
Habatat Galleries, Michigan. North of the Border. May 2004.
Twenty-first Century Ceramics, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus Ohio. Bill Hunt curator, catalogue. 2003.
Large Work, The Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, 2003. Catalogue – Solo Exhibition
Canadian Glass Art, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia. 2003.
Contemporary Glass 2003: 20th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, invited speaker, Boca Raton, Fla. 2003.
SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries, Outdoor work, October, 2002, Catalogue.
Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Recent Work opens November 15th, 2002
Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, Trois Rivières, Quebec, National Invitational. 2002-2003
Northern Realms, Vermont Clay Studio invitational Robin Hopper curator, Waterbury Centre, Vermont. 2002
International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.2001-2002.
Transitions, Peter Buckland Gallery, fall 2001
International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.2000-2001.
The Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Sept. 23 – Oct 14, 2000 – Solo Exhibition
NBCC Galery, Embrace Confusion, February-March, 2000- Solo Exhibition
Studio 21, Elemental, two person show, June, 2000.
Looking Forward: New Views of the Craft Object curated by P. Greenhalgh, V&A Museum, London, exhibition, Ontario, Canada. 2000. catalogue
Historical Influences, NBCC Gallery, Fredericton.May-June 2000.
International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.1999-2000.
Peter Buckland Gallery, Screens group. 1999.
Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, October, 1998 – Solo Exhibition
International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton, 1998.
SOFA Chicago, Sculpture Objects Functional Art, International Art Showcase, October, 1998.
SOFA NYC, Sculpture Objects Functional Art, International Art Showcase NYC, NY April 1998.
Fragments, Elena Lee Verre d’Art, Montreal, Quebec. April 1998 – Solo Exhibition
Poetry of the Vessel, AGNS curated by Chris Tyler, catalogue, 1998.
Prix Strathbutler Award Travelling Exhibition. Touring exhibition of the first five winners of the Strathbutler Award. London, UK. Washington, DC. Canada, etc. 1997-2000.
Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Featured work in conjunction with solo exhibition at Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from Nov. 97 – Feb. 98 – Solo Exhibition
Peter Powning: Elemental Clay & Glass, Solo survey show curated by Gloria Hickey -Solo Exhibition
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ont. Sept.-Dec. 1996 . Travels under the sponsorship of the NB Museum 97-98. 27 page full colour catalogue.NB Museum February-March 1997,
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, November 15, 1997- February 2, 1998 – Solo Exhibition
Fletcher Challenge Award Show, Aukland New Zealand, 1996.
Clay: Medium – Based Practices, Dalhousie U. Art Gallery,curator: Arthur Handy, Winter 1996
Canadian Clay Currents, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY. During 1996 NCECA conference.
Fireworks. Travelling group exhibition. Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Ass. 1996
Virtual Ceramics Exhibition, NCECA. International juried exhibition on the World Wide Web on Internet. 1995.
Fireworks, FUSION, juried travelling show 1993-94.
Teapots, Gallery Lynda Greenberg, Ottawa.
International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Nat’l Museum of History, Taipei,Taiwan, 1992.
The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan, 1992.
North, International touring exhibition. Nordic countries and Europe. 1992-1994.
Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver. Treasury of Canadian Craft, 1992-1994.
Canadian Contemporary Ceramics, Kunst Klubben Gallery, Oslo, Norway, 1990.
Lynda Greenberg Gallery, Ottawa. 1990 – Solo Exhibition
Franklin Silverstone at the Olga Korper Gallery. Toronto. 1990.
Sojourn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. Solo. 1991.
International Ceramics Festival, Mino Japan, 1989
Ancient Origins, America House Gallery, Piermont, NY. February, 1991.
Canadian Excellence in Clay 2, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, Fall 1989.
Canadian Australian Exchange, travelling in Canada and Australia, 1988.
Going for Gold, Calgary Olympics Show, 1988
Lee Sclar Gallery, Morristown, NJ, 1988.
The Fletcher Challenge Pottery Award Show, Auckland, New Zealand, 1987.
Invitational Show, International Gallery, San Diego, California, May 1987.
International Invitational, Sylvia Ullman Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 1987.
New Canadian Sculptural Ceramics, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Invitational, 10
Canadian artists. 1986.
Lynda Greenberg Gallery, Ottawa, September, 1988. March 1990 – Solo Exhibition
Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, October, 1987. Solo – Solo Exhibition
Fireworks Gallery, Halifax, November, 1987. Recent work – Solo Exhibition
U.de Moncton, Galerie d’Art, Moncton, NB. Sound sculpture and recent work, 1983 -Solo Exhibition
Cassel Galleries, Fredericton, NB. Raku and bronze, 1982 – Solo Exhibition
Boxes & Masks, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, 1986.
Peter Powning & John Ikeda: Traditional and Sculptural Forms in Clay, Beverlee Lane Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont, 1986
Old Fields New Paths, Department of External Affairs juried travelling international exhibition, (Touring Japan, Australia, etc). 1985.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, juried show. Fredericton, NB. 1984.
Memorial University Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland. Exhibited sound sculpture as part of the National Sound Symposium. 1984.
Departure Gallery, Madison Ave., NYC,NY. Gallery artists. 1981.
Artists Speaking with Children, Touring invitational, Owens Art Gallery,
Sackville, NB. 1979.
Warehouse Gallery, London, England. 1977.
Faces of Canada, Montreal Guild of Crafts Invitational. 1976.
SELECTED AWARDS & COLLECTIONS
Lieutenant Governor’s Award, 2017. $20,000
Honorary Doctorate, D.Litt., UNB, October 2014
Dept. of Foreign Affairs Visual Arts Collection, Ottawa, 2011
Dalhousie University Art Gallery – purchase for collection, 2007
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Collection, U. of Geulph, 2007
2006 Saidye Bronfman Award, $25,000 link
Arts Builder Program, NB Arts Board juried grant, 2003-4
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, purchase for collection. 2002
Canada Council Award, 2000.
Atlantic Canada Design Award, 1999.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, purchase for permanent collection Lunarium, 1997.
Winnepeg Art Gallery, purchase for their permanent collection Trilithon, 1997.
Honourary Fellowship, NB College of Craft and Design, 1998
Certificate of Recognition, NB Arts Board for contribution to the arts, 1997.
Creation Grant, NB Arts Board, 1997.
NB Museum purchases: Solar Flare and Step Series for permanent collection with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. 1997
Punctuated Blue, Saint John Free Public Library, 2m tall (78 in.). clay/glass commission.
Strathbutler Award. Excellence in the arts. $10,000. 1993.
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Broken Arch donated by Joan Chalmers, 1993.
Deichmann Award for Excellence in Craft, $5,000. 1991.
Barbara Enser Purchase Award, Fireworks, Juried show sponsored by the Ontario Clay and Glass Asc. Ottawa. 1990.
International Ceramics Competition, Mino Japan, Bronze Award. 1989.
Royal Bank Collection, 1989.
Regent Gallery, Summer Show, Marion McCain Best in Show Award. 1989.
Premier’s Prize, NBCC Bienale, 1988.
Bronfman Award nominee 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990.
Maxwell House Coffee Set National Competition, 2nd prize, 1988.
The Betty and Issac Hamburger Sculpture Award, Academy of the Arts, Baltimore Maryland, 1987
Canadian Craft Show, Loomis and Toles Excellence in Craftsmanship Award, Most Innovative Work, Toronto, 1986.
New York International Art Competition, 1986 and 1987, Certificate of excellence.
Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Award of Excellence, 1986.
CCC Professional Development Award 1985
Ruth McKinley Award for Ceramics, The Maker’s Eye, Harbourfront, 1985.
Canada Council Art Bank (2 pieces)
Bronfman Collection (Claridge, Montreal)
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Collection
The Indusmin Collection
NB Museum Purchase Award
General Foods Collection
The Barbara Ring Memorial Collection
U.de Moncton Galerie d’Art Permanent Collection
Massey Foundation Collection (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
NB Art Bank
Excellence in Crafts Award, One of a Kind, The Canadian Craft Show.1984.
PRINT & ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Numerous appearances on local TV and radio and in regional and national publications.
Peter Powning’s STRATA makes its mark on Daniels’ Cinema Tower – Watch on YouTube
Sculpture and Design with Recycled Glass, Cindy Ann Coldiron. Nov 2011. Hardcover book.
Art and the Condo, National Post, Jennifer Febbraro, June 3, 2011. link to article.
Another Condo Blockbuster, Toronto Star, May 30, 2011. link to article.
Rocking Toronto, Telegraph Journal, Aug 21, 2010, [link to article].
Studio Craft and Design in Canada, pg. 45, interview re: “words and craft”. Spring/Summer 2010.
Transmutations, 24 page colour catalogue for solo exhibition at Ingrid Mueller Art + Concept, 2009.
Salon Magazine, Cover and feature article, Telegraph Journal, October 7, 2009.
Seeking Balance, 40 page colour catalogue for solo exhibition at the Sandra Ainsley Gallery, 2008.
“The Spirit of Ceramic Design”, by Robert Pipenburg, Pebble Press, image p. 233. 2008.
Salon Magazine, Cover and feature article, Telegraph Journal, July 12, 2008. link to article
A Leap of Faith, NBCCD Faculty Exhibition, Peter Powning curator, Beaver Brook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB. 36 page colour catalogue, curatorial essay. 2006 link
American Craft Magazine, pp. 8&10 April/May 2007.
On The Table – 100 Years of Functional Ceramics in Canada, Gardiner Museum, Piece in Show & Catalogue Spring 2007
Telegraph Journal. April 7, 2007 article re: The 9th Christina Sabat Memorial Lecture, March 22, 2007, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.link to article
Peter Powning: The Edge Of The Possible
A video produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization with the Support of The Samuel and Saitye Bronfman Family Foundation in celebration of Peter winning the 2006 Saidye Bronfman Award link to video options
Studio Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006 link
The Globe and Mail,Thursday October 26, 2006, By Val Ross
“Artist blissful after winning Bronfman”
The Ottawa Citizen, Monday October 30, 2006, Around Town By Margo Roston
“Artists celebrate award”
Le Devoir, Friday October 27, 2006
“Les Métiers d’art au Musée Canadien des Civilizations”
L’Acadie Nouvelle, Thursday October 26, 2006
“Prix Saidye-Bronfman en métiers d’art”
“Un céramiste du Nouveau-Brunswick est le 30e lauréat”, with photo.
CBC Radio, Thursday October 26, 2006, The Arts Report by Joe Cummings
“Arts: New Brunswick sculptor Peter Powning was honoured at the Canadian Museum of Civilization last night with the Bronfman Award for excellence in Canadian visual arts and craft.
New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, Saturday October 28, 2006
Front page photo and Opinion section
The Globe and Mail, Saturday October 28, 2006
Advert in the Ontario Metro edition for Bronfman award
The New Brunswick Reader, November 4 2006, Cover and feature article
By Kate Rogers, “The ‘rule-breaker’”, 3 Page article and
“How a New Brunswick artist brought home the big honour” link
The National Post, Saturday October 28, 2006, by Lisa Van de Ven
“College Park condo developer to unveil Peter Powning twin shifting-light sculptures: Streetscapes link
The Toronto Star, Saturday November 4, 2006, story by Shelly Sanders Green
Condo Living section, “College Park gets sculptured borealis glow”
4 photos on the front page of the section
The Kings County Record, October 24, 2006
“Getting by with a little help from his friends”
“Artist, Sussex Machine Shop, local men team up to fabricate, install sculpture”
Studio Ceramics in Canada, Gail Crawford. Images etc. Goose Lane Editions ’05.
Peter Powning feature by Diane Creber, Ceramics Monthly, Oct. ’05 pp 38-39 and 213.
Internaional Glass Art, by Richard Wilfred Yelle, Schiffer Publishing, 2003. 400 page oversize hardcover. P. Powning, 2 page spread.
Peter Powning, exhibition catalogue for solo show at Sandra Ainsley Gallery, 2003. 40 pages.
Stayin’ Alive: Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist, Robin Hopper, 2003. Biographical essay by P. Powning.
Raku by John Mathieson. Ceramics Handbook by the American Craft Society, 2003.
Winnipeg Free Press, review of solo show by Amy Karlinski. 2003
One on One: Peter and Beth Powning, Rogers cable feature interview, 30 minutes. 2003.
American Craft Magazine, Oct/Nov ’02, page 39.
Ceramics Monthly, page 38, Canada’s Tenth Biennial. December 2002.
Raku, by John Mathieson. 128 pgs. Profile w/ images pp. 101 & 102.
Some Work by Peter Powning, catalogue, 42 pages. ’02 w/ Habatat Galleires
The Halifax Herald, Dec. 1, 2002, review of Studio 21 exhibition. B5.
Maclean’s Canada’s Weekly Newsmagazine, pg. 52, profile. July 16, 2001
Looking Forward: New Views of the Craft Object curated by P.Greenhalgh, V&A Museum, London, exhibition, Ontario, Canada. 2000. catalogue pgs. 16&18.
Artspots, CBC Maritimes TV , 4 segments Fall 1999
Contrasts, NBTV, Feature program.Spring 1999
All Things Considered, Saint John Telegraph Journal, feature article by Alison Hughes
The Ceramic Design Book: A Gallery of Contemporary Work, intro. Val Cushing, pub. Lark, 1998.
Listed in Canadian Who’s Who, 1997
Ceramics Monthly, 7 page feature with colour photographs, November 1997.
Contact Magazine, feature article A Personal Alchemy by Gloria Hickey pp10-13, Summer 1997, illustrated.
Fusion Magazine. Cover photo and review Peter Powning: Elemental Clay and Glassby Kathryn Forler,pp 8-9, illustrated. Vol. 21, No. 2. Spring/Summer 1997.
Prix Strathbutler Award 1991-1995, exhibition catalogue pp 32-37. Sandra Flood curator. 50 pages, illustrated.
Peter Powning: Elemental Clay and Glass, Ratwing Press, 28 page colour exhibition catalogue. 1996
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery video highlight by Accidental Arts for Bravo TV, 1997
Feature Article, NB Reader, February 1997.
Clay: Medium-Based Practices, Arthur Handy, 32 page exhibition catalogue. Illustrated.
Contact, article, pp. 19-23. Summer 1995, No. 101
Sunday Arts, CBC TV (national), Documentary on P&B Powning’s work and studio. Jan. 1993 and repeats.
Morningside, CBC. Interview w/ Peter Gzowski re: Strathbutler Award. 1993.
As It Happens, CBC. Interview w/ Michael Enright re: Light Brigade. 1993.
City & Country Home, A Celebration of Canadian Design, Architecture and Craft. pp 14&93. September 1992.
Leading Edge, Feature, MITV Regional Program, Halifax, October 6, 1991.
Canadian Interiors, Highlight of cast bronze and glass table. May/June issue. 1991.
Contact, Keeping the Lid On, feature profile and photos inc. cover. pp. 2-4.Summer ’90 no. 81.
The Craft Factor, photos and reviews, pp. 2,4,5 & 17. Volume 14 No.2, 1989.
Chez-Soi, photo, No. 131 October 1989.
The Ottawa Citizen, solo show review, October, 1988.
The Crafts Report, Wilmington, Delaware. p.18. Nov.1987.
Building Renovation, work in cover photo, Nov/Dec 1987.
Craft News, OCC magazine cover article pp. 1,3. Vol.12 no. 5.
Arts Atlantic, feature review #29,summer/fall 1987 pg. 42.
Arts Atlantic, review, p.5, #27 vol.5. Winter, 1987.
Canadian Interiors, p. 25, Jan. 1987.
Craft Focus 2, Ontario Craft Council’s juried photo gallery issue. 1986.
Ceramics Monthly, feature pp. 24-27. November, 1986
Arts Atlantic, Cover photo, #26. Summer, 1986.
ART POST 3.1 In Review: The Maritimes’ Peter Powning, Astrid Brunner, 1985.
Vie des Art, Vol.XXIX,No.116,Sept.-Nov.1984. pp. 26,27,44 & 95.
Atlantic Insights, April 1984. p. 90.
Toronto Star, Supplement,December 1984.
Morningside, 30 minute interview w/ Peter Gzowski, CBC, Nov. 27, 1984.
Arts Atlantic, Summer 1982, pp. 16-19.
POSITIONS & AFFILIATIONS
Peter Powning has and continues to do numerous workshops, slide presentations, lectures, radio and TV interviews as well as working with a wide variety of community and school groups.
AX (Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex), president, board of directors 2016 – present.
ArtsLink, member, interim board of directors, vice-president, 2008 – 2012, board of directors.
NB College of Craft and Design Advisory Committee, 2012-2014
Leap of Faith, Curator of Faculty exhibition of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB April 28,2007 link
Leighton Colonist, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, 2005
Sussex Choral Society, co-president, 2004 – 2018.
Fundy Civic Centre advisor: Building Committee
RCA. Nominated and elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, 1998
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. Visiting Artist. 1992.
Canada Council Explorations Program jury, two year term, Atlantic Region.
New Brunswick Arts Board, vice-chair, 1990-1991.
Premier’s Advisory Committee for the Arts 1987-88.
Past president and founder of In Form Gallery, artists’ coop. St. John, NB.
Past president and vice-president of the NB Crafts Council.
Past vice-president and founder of Alliance Craft Gallery (coop),St. John,NB.
Member: Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, CAR/FAC, Sculptor’s International, MSDC (Member Society of Designer Craftsmen, England), NB Crafts Council, FUSION, Ontario Crafts Council and the Glass Art Association of Canada.
D.LITT., UNB, HONORARY DOCTORATE, 2014
New Works Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Jan-Feb. 2001.
1 week ceramic shell workshop. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. 1992.
Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. January-February, 1992,
AutoCAD Training, 120 hour certificate course. CADCAM Systems Ltd. 1991.
NB Community College, 40 hr. Computer Assisted Design Course. 1984.
Baltimore Institute of Art, chemically bonded mold making techniques for metal casting, by Johnson Atelier staff. 1980.
Croydon College of Design and Technology, London, England. One Year Advanced Research and Development Course. Awarded MSDC. 1976-77.
University of Connecticut, Art major in sculpture and ceramics. 1968-1971.
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. 1967-1968.
RECENT WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
Featured Co-Presenter with Samantha Dickie. Fusion Conference, Waterloo, ON, June, 2018.
Guest Speaker for the 2015 FPT Meeting of Ministers responsible for Culture and Heritage. St. Andrews, NB.
Co-Commencement Speaker with Beth Powning, UNBSJ, 2014.
Alberta Public Art Network SUMMIT 2014, SPEAKER, WORKING IN THE PUBLIC REALM FROM A STUDIO BASED PRACTICE”. CANMORE, AB.
Banff Centre for the Arts, Leighton Colony, 2012.
Canmore, Alberta. Presentation on public commission “Touchstone”, 2012.
backtalk, on stage lecture, “The Book as Art Image”, January 28th, 2010. Saint John, NB.
ArtsLink Conference, panelist, Saint John, NB. fall 2010.
GAAC conference, Montreal. Keynote speaker at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. May 26-30th, 2010. Montreal – City of Glass
Canadian Clay Symposium. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Burnaby, B.C. Lecture, panel and workshop. March, 2010.
Visual Arts Practice and Patronage in Atlantic Canada. Symposium at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Panelist with Ron Shuebrook, David MacKay and Anne Bertrand. June 29, 2009.
Invisible/Visible Symposium, key note speaker, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary 2007
Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramists, guest speaker at award ceremony, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ont. Sept. 2007.
9th Christina Sabat Memorial Lecture, March, 2007, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick. link to reviews / media release
Manitoba Craft Council, 2 day workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 2004.
Habatat Great Barrington, life as an artist, June, 200
Graduation Speaker, NB College of Craft and Design. 2003
Chicago SOFA, Outdoor sculpture talk at Habatat installation.2002
Fusion Conference, Mississauga, Ontario. Guest speaker, panelist and workshop leader.
Graduation Speaker, NB College of Craft and Design, 1998
Glass Art Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, P.Q.
Nova Scotia Guild of Potters, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Sculpture Department, Grenville College, Cornerbrook, Newfoundland.
Ceramics Department, West Viking College, Stephenville, Newfoundland.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, lecture and workshop series ‘97-’98.
Devon House, Saint John’s, Newfoundland.
NB College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Visiting Artist at NB College of Craft and Design Fall term 1997
Ottawa Potter’s Guild, Ottawa, Ontario.
Various presentations and workshops at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in association with Elemental Clay and Glass
New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick.
Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario.
Aitken Bi-Centennial Exhibition Centre, Saint John, NB.
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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