The Canadian Art Database

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.


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
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,
               Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
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.


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.


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 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.
summer/fall 1987.
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.