In my current work, I use functional, ceramic vessels to explore my personal striving for emotional and spiritual equilibrium. Aesthetically, I investigate balance through the interplay of freedom and fluidity versus symmetry and structure.

Arlynn Nobel

Arlynn Nobel was born and raised in Detroit but has been a longtime resident of Canada. After earning her MFA in ceramics from UMass Dartmouth in 2011, she taught at two Boston-area ceramics schools: Harvard Ceramics and Mudflat Studio. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she was named an RBC Dominion Securities Emerging Artist. As a ceramics major at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, she received the Graduate Exhibition Award for “Best in Show”. She was among the featured artists in the 2005 Summer Invitational and the 2011 Summer Salon at the Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts. In 2007, she was selected to represent Canada as an artist in residence at the Goshogawara International Woodfiring Festival in Aomori, Japan, where her work remains in the permanent collection of the Tsugaru Kanayama Gallery. Arlynn is a committed vessel maker who enjoys challenging the limitations of the clay medium, developing techniques that enable new avenues of expression.

Arlynn is currently teaching at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby, British Columbia.  Arlynn is also on the board of trustees at Watershed Centre for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.



National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts: Directly Playful

California Building, Minneapolis, MN.


"Summer Salon"

Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

MFA Thesis Exhibition

University Gallery Star Store, New Bedford, MN


Visiting Artists Exhibit

Tsugaru Kanayama Pottery, Aomori, Japan

“Another Bloomin’ Show”

The Distill, Toronto, Ontario

Featured Emerging Artist Exhibit

RBC Dominion Securities Regional Head Office, Halifax, Nova Scotia

NSCAD University Graduate Exhibition


Selected participating graduating artist,
NSCAD University sales exhibit at the Spring 2007 One of a Kind Show




Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax


“Summer Ceramic & Mixed Media Invitational,”

Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

"The Space Within,"

Gardiner Museum, Toronto

Sheridan College Graduate Exhibition

Oakville, Ontario


Lakefield Jazz & Art Festival

Lakefield, Ontario 


Featured exhibiting ceramist Lynden Gallery

Port Hope, Ontario


Outdoor Visual Art Exihibition, Madoc, Ontario 


Kawartha Potters Guild Exihibition & Sale

Peterborough, Ontario

Northumberland Arts and Crafts Show

Campbellford, Ontario



RBC Dominion Securities Emerging Artist

NSCAD University


"Best Work by Graduate," Allison Vallance Graduate Exhibition Award

Sheridan College


Crack Pot Studio Award for Outstanding Achievement in Craft & Design

Sheridan College