Peter W. Powning
1992 1 week ceramic shell workshop. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA.
1992 Leighton Artist Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB.
1991 AutoCAD Training, 120 hour certificate course. CADCAM Systems Ltd.
1984 New Brunswick Community College, 40 hr. Computer Assisted Design Course.
1980 Baltimore Institute of Art, chemically bonded mold making techniques for metal casting,
by Johnson Atelier staff.
1976-77 Croydon College of Design and Technology, London, England. One Year Advanced Research
and Development Course. Awarded MSDC.
1968-71 University of Connecticut, Art major in sculpture and ceramics.
1967-68 Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2000-01 International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.
2000 Sandra Ainsley Gallery, solo, Sept. 23 - Oct 14.
2000 Embrace Confusion,NBCC Galery, solo.
2000 Elemental, Studio 21, two person show.
2000 Historical Influences, NBCC Gallery, Fredericton, NB.
1999-00 International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.
1999 Screens, Peter Buckland Gallery, group.
1998 Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, October. Solo.
1998 International Glass Exhibition, Habatat, Boca Raton.
1998 Sculpture Objects Functional Art, SOFA Chicago, International Art Showcase.
1998 SOFA NYC, Sculpture Objects Functional Art, International Art Showcase New York City, USA. 1998 Fragments, Elena Lee Verre d´Art, Montreal, QC. Solo.
1998 Poetry of the Vessel, AGNS curated by Chris Tyler, catalogue.
1997-00 Prix Strathbutler Award Travelling Exhibition. Touring exhibition of the first five winners of the
Strathbutler Award. London, UK. Washington, DC. Canada
1997-98 Studio 21, Halifax, NS. Featured work in conjunction with solo exhibition at
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
1996-98 Peter Powning: Elemental Clay & Glass, Solo survey show curated by Gloria Hickey,
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ont. Sept.-Dec. 1996.
Travels under the sponsorship of the New Brunswick Museum 1997-98.
27 page full colour catalogue. New Brunswick Museum Feb-March 1997.
1998 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1996 Fletcher Challenge Award Show, Aukland, New Zealand.
1996 Clay: Medium - Based Practices, Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Curator: Arthur Handy.
1996 Canadian Clay Currents, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY. During 1996 NCECA
1996 Fireworks, Travelling group exhibition. Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Assoc.
Virtual Ceramics Exhibition, NCECA. International juried exhibition on the World Wide Web on
the Internet. 1995. URL address is http://www.uky.edu/Artsource/vce/vcehome.html
1993-94 Fireworks, FUSION, juried travelling show
1992 Teapots, Gallery Lynda Greenberg, Ottawa.
1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Nat´l Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan.
1992 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa.
1992-94 Treasury of Canadian Craft, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC.
1990 Canadian Contemporary Ceramics, Kunst Klubben Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
1990 Lynda Greenberg Gallery, Solo. Ottawa, ON.
1990 Franklin Silverstone at the Olga Korper Gallery. Toronto, ON.
1991 Sojourn Gallery, Calgary, AB. Solo.
1989 International Ceramics Festival, Mino, Japan.
1991 Ancient Origins, America House Gallery, Piermont, New York, USA.
1989 Canadian Excellence in Clay 2, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, Fall.
1988 Canadian Australian Exchange, travelling in Canada and Australia.
1988 Going for Gold, Olympics Show, Calgary, AB.
1988 Lee Sclar Gallery, Morristown, NJ.
1987 The Fletcher Challenge Pottery Award Show, Auckland, New Zealand
1987 Invitational Show, International Gallery, San Diego, California, USA.
1987 International Invitational, Sylvia Ullman Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1986 New Canadian Sculptural Ceramics, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Invitational, 10 Canadian
1989-90 Lynda Greenberg Gallery, Ottawa, ON. Solo.
1987 Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, QC. Solo.
1987 Recent work. Fireworks Gallery, Halifax, NS. November, Solo.
1983 Sound sculpture and recent work. Université de Moncton, Galerie d´Art, Moncton, NB. Solo.
1982 Raku and bronze. Cassel Galleries, Fredericton, NB. Solo.
1986 Boxes & Masks, Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, QC.
1986 Peter Powning & John Ikeda: Traditional and Sculptural Forms in Clay, Beverlee Lane Gallery,
1985 Old Fields New Paths, Department of External Affairs juried travelling international exhibition,
Touring Japan, Australia, etc.
1984 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.
1981 Gallery artists, Departure Gallery, Madison Ave., New York City, USA..
1979 Artists Speaking with Children, Touring invitational, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB.
1977 Warehouse Gallery, London, England
1976 Faces of Canada, Montreal Guild of Crafts Invitational
1998 RCA. Nominated and elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Banff, AB.
1992 Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta. Visiting Artist.
1992 Canada Council Explorations Program jury, two year term, Atlantic Region.
1990-91 New Brunswick Arts Board, vice-chair
1987-88 Premier´s Advisory Committee for the Arts
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: CAR/FAC, Sculptor´s International, MSDC (Member Society of Designer Craftsmen, England), NB Crafts Council, Nova Scotia Designer Craftsmen, FUSION, Ontario Crafts Council and the Glass Art Association of Canada.
WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS
1998 Fusion Conference, Missisauga, Ontario. Guest speaker, panelist and workshop leader.
1998 Graduation Speaker, NB College of Craft and Design.
1996-97 Glass Art Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, QC.
1996-97 Nova Scotia Guild of Potters, Halifax, NS.
1996-97 Sculpture Department, Grenville College, Cornerbrook, NF.
1996-97 Ceramics Department, West Viking College, Stephenville, NF.
1996-97 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, lecture and workshop series ‘97-´98.
1996-97 Devon House, Saint John´s, NF.
1996-97 New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick.
1997 Visiting Artist at Nwq Brunswick College of Craft and Design Fall term.
1997 Ottawa Potter´s Guild, Ottawa, ON.
1997 Various presentations and workshops at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in association with
Elemental Clay and Glass.
1997 New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB.
1997 Waterloo University, Waterloo, ON.
1997 Aitken Bi-Centennial Exhibition Centre, Saint John, NB.
1997 Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.
AWARDS & COLLECTIONS
2000 Canada Council Award.
1999 Atlantic Canada Design Award.
1997 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, purchase for permanent collection Lunarium.
1997 Winnepeg Art Gallery, purchase for their permanent collection Trilithon.
1998 Honourary Fellowship, NB College of Craft and Design.
1997 Certificate of Recognition, New Brunswick Arts Board for "contibution 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
1993 Strathbutler Award. Excellence in the arts. $10,000.
1993 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Broken Arch donated by Joan Chalmers.
1991 Deichmann Award for Excellence in Craft, $5,000.
1990 Barbara Enser Purchase Award, Fireworks, Juried show sponsored by the
Ontario Clay and Glass Asc. Ottawa.
1989 International Ceramics Competition, Mino Japan, Bronze Award
1989 Royal Bank Collection
1989 Regent Gallery, Summer Show, Marion McCain "Best in Show" Award
1988 Premier´s Prize, NBCC Bienale
1985 -90 Bronfman Award
1988 Maxwell House Coffee Set National Competition, 2nd prize
1987 The Betty and Issac Hamburger Sculpture Award, Academy of the Arts, Baltimore Maryland
1986 Canadian Craft Show, Loomis and Toles Excellence in Craftsmanship Award,
Most Innovative Work, Toronto, ON.
1986-87 New York International Art Competition, 1986 and 1987, Certificate of excellence.
1986 Canadian Guild of Crafts, Montreal, Award of Excellence 1986.
1985 CCC Professional Development Award 1985.
1985 Ruth McKinley Award for ceramics, The Maker´s Eye, Harbourfront,
1985 Canada Council Art Bank (2 pieces).
1985 Bronfman Collection, Claridge, Montreal, QC.
1985 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Collection.
1985 Chalmers Collection.
1985 New Brunswick Museum Purchase Award.
1985 General Foods Collection.
1985 The Barbara Ring Memorial Collection.
1985 U.de Moncton Galerie d´Art Permanent Collection.
1985 Massey Foundation Collection (Canadian Museum of Civilization).
1985 New Brunswick Art Bank.
1984 Excellence in Crafts Award, One of a Kind, The Canadian Craft Show.
Artspots, CBC Maritimes TV , 4 segments Fall 1999.
Contrasts, NBTV, Feature program.Spring 1999.
Hughes, Alison. All Things Considered, Saint John Telegraph Journal, feature article.
Cushing, Val The Ceramic Design Book: A Gallery of Contemporary Work, intro. pub. Lark, 1998.
Listed in Canadian Who´s Who, 1997.
Ceramics Monthly, 7 page feature with colour photographs, November 1997.
Hickey, Gloria. Contact Magazine, feature article A Personal Alchemy, pp10-13, Summer 1997. illustrated.
Forler, Kathryn. Fusion Magazine. Cover photo and review Peter Powning: Elemental Clay and Glass pp 8-9, illustrated. Vol. 21, No. 2. Spring/Summer 1997.
Flood, Sandra. Prix Strathbutler Award 1991-1995, exhibition catalogue pp 32-37. 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, New Brunswick Reader, February 1997.
Clay: Medium-Based Practices, Arthur Handy, 32 page exhibition catalogue. Illustrated.
Contact, article, pp. 19-23. No. 101 Summer 1995.
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. Sep 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. no. 81.Summer 1990.
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. November 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, 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, pp. 26,27,44 & 95. Sept.-Nov.1984.
Atlantic Insights, April 1984. p. 90. Toronto Star, Supplement, December 1984.
Morningside, 30 minute interview w/ Peter Gzowski, CBC, Nov. 27, 1984.
Arts Atlantic, pp. 16-19.Summer 1982.
Numerous appearances on local TV and radio and in regional publications.