Martina Lantin

Associate Professor, Ceramics

“Makers who are aware and engaged with their discipline in a way that includes critical dialogue, historical awareness, technical facility, but most importantly innovation, hybridity, and desire to stretch boundaries, are bringing contemporary craft forward.”

Iterative Imitation
tyvek, embroidery floss, digital print. 2015.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Martina Lantin has completed residencies in the United States and China and has taught throughout North America. Martina has written articles for both Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated. She also served as guest editor for the 90th issue of Studio Potter journal: Border and Boundaries in 2017.   

Martina investigates the boundaries of functional ceramics through both thrown and hand built forms.  Slipped patterns partially conceal the richness of earthenware. These mutations of historical motifs prompt the consideration of the role repetition and rhythm have in the exploration of the everyday object. 

She has been a member of AUArts' Faculty since 2014.


MFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

BA, Earlham College.

Selected Professional Activity

2018 - Panza Gallery, Milvale PA, Form Demands Place, duo show with Zimra Beiner

2017 - The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, Contemporary Ceramics 2017, invitational

2016 - Liling Ceramics Valley Museum, Liling, China, MODE; an International Exhibition, invitational

Selected Publications

Shultz, Katey. “ Adding to the Story: the Work of Martina Lantin”. Ceramics Monthly. 62.2 (2014): 36-41. Print.

Lantin , Martina. “An Open Door”. Studio Potter. 42.1 (2014): 15-17. Print.

500 Prints on Clay. Asheville NC:  Lark Crafts, 2013. n.p. Print. 500 Series. 

Selected Awards

2017 - International Academy of Ceramics, new member

2011 - Emerging Educator Fellowship, Integrative Teaching International, Athens, GA

2010 -  Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission