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Peter Powning

Selected Shows ~ Selected Public Commissions ~ Selected Awards & Collections ~

Print & Electronic Media ~ Possitions & Affiiations ~ Education

Recent Workshops & Presentations

  • Resurgo, Moncton Downtown Centre Plaza, NB. August 2018.
  • Spire Stelae, 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, 25th Anniversary Invitational, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON, 2018.
  • Pre-Used Paper, Studio 21, Halifax, March 9 - April 4, 2018
  • Beneath the Surface, Fundy Natioinal 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 ClayIII, 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. images
  • "Flow", Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, 2009. Catalogue.
  • "Seeking Balance", solo exhibiiton, 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 commisioned sculptures, College Park, Toronto link
  • "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 curatot Phillp Doucet. Halifax, Nova Scotia July - September 2005
  • Creative Glass Center of America, GlassWeekend 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 Rivieres, 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.
  • Transistions, 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 pagef ull 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. URL address ishttp://www.uky.edu/Artsource/vce/vcehome.html
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Chalmers 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.
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 artcle, 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 Civilisation with the Support of The Samuel and Saitye Bronfman Family Foundation in celebration of Peter winnning 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"
    3 photos
  • Studio Ceramics in Canada, Gail Crawford. Images etc. Goose Lane Editions '05.
  • Peter Powning feature by Diane Creber, Ceramics Monthy, 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.


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, current.
  • 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 - ongoing.
  • 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 Acedemy 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.
  • 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, byJohnson 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.
  • Featured Co-Presentor, FUSION Conference 2018, Waterloo, ON, June, 2018
  • Guest Speaker for the 2015 FPT Meeting of Miniisters responsible for Culture and Heritage. St. Andrews, NB.
  • 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, Candian 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, Winnepeg, Manitoba. 2004.
  • Habatat Great Barrington, life as an artist, June, 2003
  • Graduation Speaker, NB College of Craft and Design. 2003
  • Chicago SOFA, Outdoor sculpture talk at Habatat installation.2002
  • Fusion Conference, Missisauga, 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