Bio

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CV (pdf): LeeAnnJanissen_CV

LeeAnn Janissen was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She studied particle physics at universities and laboratories across Canada and at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. After obtaining her Ph.D. in 1993, LeeAnn left physics to pursue a career in the capital markets, developing exotic derivatives in Toronto and London, England. LeeAnn frst encountered ceramics as a maker in the late 90’s by taking a evening class in pottery. She continued making and studying ceramics as a hobby in the evenings at various schools and studios in Toronto and London.

In 2009, after leaving her fnancial career, LeeAnn began making ceramic art as a full time occupation. She honed her knowledge and skills in the ceramics department of the Craft and Design program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario where she received the Joan Bennet Award in 2011 and the William and Mary Corcoran Craft Award in 2012. Since graduating from Sheridan, LeeAnn has exhibited both locally and internationally. She was a fnalist in the 2013 NICHE Awards, and she won an Award of Merit at the FUSION Fireworks 2013 Exhibition. In 2014 she participated in a group exhibition Occam’s Razor: Art, Science & Aesthetics, which crossed the art-science boundary and was exhibited at the Ontario Science Centre.

LeeAnn lives in Toronto and locates her ceramic art practice in a shared studio space at the Mississauga Potters Guild, where she serves on the Executive Committee.