Joan Bruneau October 2020

A unique four night-three day experience from Thursday through Monday with instructor Joan Bruneau.  Spend five hours each day with Joan in the studio, learning skills and working on your personal projects.   In your free time either spend more time in the studio (you have 24 hour access while you're here), or enjoy discovering the Island.  Your workshop includes your room and meals prepared by our in-house chef.  All of our rooms are double occupancy.  You can choose to bring along a second person who either does a workshop also, or just shares in meals and spends their days exploring the Island or relaxing in Walbourne House. 

The maximum number of participants in each workshop is limited to eight.  

From Nova Scotia, Joan’s love of travel and food sparked her desire to become a potter. She has a BFA from NSCAD University, and an MFA from the University of Minnesota. Joan has taught at Emily Carr University ( Vancouver, BC) and currently teaches at NSCAD and in distance ceramics diploma programs at the Australia National University and the Glasgow School of Art, in addition to teaching workshops throughout North America. Her home base though is her own Nova Terra Cotta studio which she established in 1995. Her work is regularly exhibited and is in recognized private and public collections. Joan was the 2009 recipient of the Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership and the 2005 recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award which funded her residency at La Meridiana Ceramics Residency in Italy in 2005. She was a Demonstrating Artist at NCECA in Pittsburgh, 2018.
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