Joan Bruneau 2013

Box 1135, 10 Dufferin St. ,Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Canada. B0J 2C0 Phone: (902) 634- 8902 Cell: (902) 527-6752 Email:


1990-1993 Master of Fine Arts University of Minnesota
1984-1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
1987 Semester Exchange Emily Carr College of Art and Design

Professional Experience

2005  Residency  La Meridiana International Ceramics Center, Italy
2003   Invited Resident Artist Medalta Ceramics Int. Residency, Alta.. CA
1995 - present Sole Proprietor  Nova Terra Cotta Pottery, Lunenburg, NS. CA
1992   Summer Assistantship  Peter’s Valley Craft Center, New Jersey, USA.
1989 - 1990 Residency   Banff Centre for the Arts Alta., CA

Teaching Experience

1995 - Present Regular Part-Time Ceramics Faculty  NSCAD University, Halifax, NS. CA
2009   Distance Education Program  Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2006/07 Distance Education Program   Red Deer College, Alberta, CA and
                Australia National University, Canberra, Australia
1998 - 2002  Assistant Ceramics Professor   Emily Carr University, Vancouver. CA
1994  Sabbatical Replacement Maine College of Art and Design, Portland, ME.USA.
1993  Sabbatical Replacement  NSCAD University, Halifax, NS. CA

Workshops and Presentations

2013  Thunder Bay Potters Guild    Thunder Bay ,Ont.
2012  Langara College     Vancouver, BC
2010  Fusion Conference     Ottawa Ontario
           5th Triennial Canadian Clay Symposium  Shadboldt Center, Vancouver
2009  Peters Valley      New Jersey, USA
2006  Prince George Potters Guild   B.C., CA
            Dundas Potters Guild     Hamilton, ON. CA.
2005  La Meridiana International Ceramics Center  Certaldo, Italy
               The Clay Art Center      Port Chester, NY., USA
               S.U.N.Y.      New Paltz, NY. USA
2003   Greenwich House Pottery    NY.,NY.,USA.
            Gibbs Art Museum     Charlestown, SC., USA.
2001   Ottawa Potter’s Guild    Ottawa, ON., CA.
2000  Thousand Miles Apart Conference   University of Regina, SK. CA.
            Alberta College of Art and Design   Calgary, AB.CA
            Caribou Potter’s Guild     Williams Lake, BC. CA.
1998   Yixing International Conference    Jingdezhen Cer. Inst.  China
             Frazer Valley Potter’s Guild    Abbotsford, BC., CA.
             Kingston Potter’s Guild      Kingston, ON. CA.
             Sheridan College      Oakville, ON. CA.
             Harbourfront Craft Studio     Toronto, ON. CA.
1997   Emily Carr College of Art and Design   Vancouver, BC. CA.
1994   Thousand Miles Apart    University of Manitoba, CA.


2013  NS Cultural Development Grant  Nova Scotia Dept Tourism and Culture
2009  Established Artist Recognition Award    N.S. Arts & Culture Partnership
2004  Winifred Shantz Award  Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
1998   Travel Grant   Nova Scotia Arts Council
1998   Travel Grant   Canada Council for the Arts

Public Collections

2008 Purchase Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. CA.
2001 Commission President’s Alumni Place Setting NSCAD University. Halifax, NS.
2000  Purchase  Sykes Gallery Millersville University   Millersville, PA. USA.
1998  Donation  Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute.  Jingdezhen, China
1996  Purchase Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS. CA.


2013  American iPottery   Kevin Hluch
2011  A Taste Of The Maritimes      Elisabeth Bailey
2011  Ceramic Arts Daily          ‘Throw, Cut and Paste”   Joan Bruneau
2010  Fusion Magazine “ Joan Bruneau and Sam Chung”   Susan Card
           500 Vases        Lark Books
2008  500 Platters, Plates & Chargers      Lark Books
2005   Studio Ceramics in Canada     Gail Crawford
04/2003  Ceramics Monthly “The Legacy of Walter Ostrom”             Phylis Clark
01/2002  Ceramics Monthly “A Selection of Smashing Glazes”    S. Peterson
2001   Smashing Glazes        Susan Peterson
            The Art of Contemporary American Pottery     Kevin Hluch
             Functional Pottery ( Revised Edition)      Robin Hopper
             The Ceramics Spectrum     Robin Hopper
1996   Soda Glazing         Ruth Anne Tudball

Solo Exhibitions

2012  Full Circle  Mary E. Black Gallery, NSCCD, Halifax, NS .Canada
2005   Epicurean Garden  The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. USA
2003  Recent Work    Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, Ont.Ca.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013  Conspicuous Consumption: Utilitarian Objects from the Rosenfield Collection
            College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, Texas, USA
2013  Dwelling On The Gulf: Ceramic Artists Respond to Galveston Architecture      NCECA,HoustonTx.
2013  Art Of The Pot Austin Ceramics Studio Tour          Austin Texas,.USA
2011  10 Artists, 10 Years          Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON.
2009  Teapots; Functional, Formal, Narrative            Foster Gallery, University Wisconsin.
2008  The Importance of Being Banff                                   Harbourfront Center , Toronto, ON
2008  East Coast Ceramists                     Burlington Arts Center. Burlington, ON.
2008  Speaking Low – Surfaces in Earthenware                The Clay Studio, Phila. PA
2007  On The Table: 100 years of Functional Ceramics in Canada
           Gardiner Museum,Toronto, ON . Winnepeg Art Gallery,  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. CA
2007  Cups Coming Together                                    Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2006  Contemporary Canadian Ceramics             Esplanade Gallery , Medicine Hat, AB
2005  Visceral Vessels                South West School of Craft, San Antonio, TX
2005  A Natural Touch                                                       NCECA Baltimore, MD
2004  Canadian Ceramics Exhibition                                  Red Star Studios, Kansas City,KS
2004   Power of Pottery Invitational Curator Kevin Hluch        Dunedin Art Center, Dunedin, FL
2003   Cups: Artists Invite Artists                                          Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
2002   For the Table National Invitational                  Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe , NM
2001  A Matter of Clay: National Invitational   Jonathan Bancroft – Snell Gallery, London, ON
2000  Looking Forward: Exhibition Curated by Paul Greenhalgh            Ontario Crafts Council
            Focus On Function: National                             Cathryn Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
            Utilitarian Clay III: Celebrate the Object                        Arrowmont Center for Crafts, TN
            Fruition: Joan Bruneau, Lisa Naples & Sandy Pierentozi  Sykes Gallery, Millersville. PA
1999  Redware: Tradition and Beyond: Invitational                      The Clay Studio, Phila. PA
1998  Yixing International Conference                                 Yixing, Jingdezhen, Beijing, China
            Put a Lid On It Invitational                                   Appalachian Center For Craft, TN
1996  Ceramics: A Medium Based Practice                      Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
           The Advocacy of Pottery: Walter Ostrom Potter/Teacher  Art Gallery of Nova Scotia CA

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