Curriculum Vitae

Leanna Carlson

3495  Hart Hwy Prince George B.C.

Canada, V2K 2Z2




Current                Since 2013 - Owner/Instructor/ Program Developer/Designer at Carlson Pottery,

                             Prince George, BC Since the doors opened, we have taught over 300 classes. We 

                             have 2 studios, 10 wheels and 10 kilns including Pit, Raku, Soda, electrics, test kiln 


2017-2020            Program Developer and Instructor for 4 School Programs in Prince George,  

                             all of which were awarded BC Artstarts Awards


2018 and 2020     BC Arts Council Research and Creation Projects focused on learning in 

                             Jingdezhen China.   Both were awarded grants


2014                     Huang Fei Tour.Organized a 3 month tour/residency for a visiting artist from JIngdezhen

                             China,  For this project I partnered with 3 Colleges and 5 Potters guilds to bring Huang                

                             Fei and his Qing Hua classes to students across Canada including Sheridan College 

                             ON, Red Deer College AB  as well as Nova Scotia School Of Art and Design  


2020(current)      Organized a one month Huang Fei follow up tour for BC and Alberta. 

2013-17                Prince George Arts Council Governing Board member including 2 years as President

2010-2014           Instructor and Executive Board Member Prince George Potters Guild including 

                             2 years as President

2011                     “Believe” program. A program I developed in partnership with the Community Arts  

                             Council funded by the City of Prince George for recovering addicts

2008 – 2011   “Artist’s in the Schools” Prince George Community Arts Council

2005-2008     Beginner/intermediate wheel throwing and handbuilding Prince George Potter’s Guild

2005              Legacies - Instructor  Childrens Ceramic Camp Mackenzie B.C.


Recognitions and Exhibitions:


2019                                                          British Columbia Arts Council - Research and Creation Grant

                                                                  “A Change in Perception: The Healing of the Broken Bowl“

2019                                                          British Columbia Artstarts Grant

                                                                  “Ceramic Arts: Creating a Clay Culture Together”    

2019                                                          Solo Exhibition Heguang Gallery, Nanjing China 

                                                                  “The Fish Meets the Shore”                                

2018                                                          China Ceramics Valley, Global Artist Village Invitational Tour

                                                                   Award - “Honorary Villager” Liling, Hunan Province, China

2018                                                          British Columbia Arts Council Artstarts Grant

                                                                 “Pottery Project - Exploring Identity” 

2018                                                          British Columbia Arts Council - Research and Creation  Grant

                                                                 “Giant Tiles of Jingdezhen”   

2018                                                          Exhibition “Road Trip” Fort St. John BC Canada

2017                                                          British Columbia Arts Council Artstarts Grant 

                                                                  “Clay and Pottery Around the World”  

2017                                                          British Columbia Artstarts Grant 

                                                                  “Clay and Pottery a Global View” 

2016                                                          Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition  “The Red Room” First Place Award Ceramics

2015 Winter/Spring                                Represented in Clay Times Magazine - “A Potters Clay”

2013 December                                  “Drink and Love, Four Potters Exhibition from 

                                                                Three Countries”Nanjing, China.  he guan tao she 和光陶社

2013 January to March                    Exhibition “New Depths, New Heights” Studio 2880, Prince George, BC Canada

2012 September                              “Potential” Solo Exhibition Peace Gallery North,    Fort St John BC

2012 August                                      Award - Best in Sculpture

                                                            Award - 2nd in Functional      Clayfest “Profiles”  Prince George BC

2012  March                                       Potter’s Council Alternative Firing Calendar 

2012                                                    Ridley Terminals Art Initiative 

                                                            Purchase Award  2 Pieces

2010 Arts North                               "A Potter's Clay"  Article  

2010 August                                      Feature Gallery at Studio 2880 with Anne-Rose Gorgenson

2008-2011                                         Two Rivers Gallery “Artists in the Garden” 2008 – 2011

2006                                                   Northern B.C. Clayfest 

2005                                                   “BC in a Box”  traveling shared exhibition

2004                                                  “Carlson and Carlson”  Peace Gallery North, Fort St. John                                                       



Workshops, Classes and Residencies 


2018 10 week Qing Hua Mentorship                    Huang Fei, Jingdezhen China

2014 2 Month Residency                                        Red Deer College Alberta

2013 2 Month Residency                                        Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

2012 Wood fire Workshop and NCECA               Seattle Washington, Michael Mccullough

2012 Kathryn Koop                                                  Advanced Throwing

2011 Summer Residency                                       Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta with Josh Deweese,  

2011 Bibi Clement                                                    Fired Wood/Salt kiln

2008 Meira Mathison                                             Throwing, altering, and Spraying glazes

2006, 2009, 2012 Northern B.C. Clayfest            Prince George B.C.

2005 Les Manning                                                  Throwing and Ergodynamics

2005 Masters Workshop,                                      Parksville, B.C., Canada

2004 Cathi Jefferson                                              Wheel throwing/altering/decorating

2004 Peter Flannigan                                            Prince George, B.C.

2003 Les Manning                                                “Form and Process, developing a personal signature”

2002 Thomas Kerrigan                                          “Handbuilding with Soul” Red Deer Summer Series

1996 Jim Etzkorn                                                    Throwing advanced forms

1994 Robert Young                                                Saggar firing

1991-1993 Northern Lights College                    Fort St. John Ceramics Program -n Heather Hannaford                                     

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