Professional Practice

Laurie Rolland has taught numerous handbuilding workshops in Ontario, BC, & Alberta since graduating with honours in 1978 from Sheridan College. Laurie was one of the "Guest Artists in Residence" for the 2001 Medalta International Artists-In-Residence Program for the Ceramic Arts, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She has functioned as a juror for various potters' guilds in Ontario and BC, and also for the Ontario Arts Council for their "Grants to Individual Craftsmen" and for the "Artists In The Schools" grants. In 2006 Laurie was a co-juror for the prestigious "Winnifred Schantz Ceramic Award".

She was a presenter for the "Earthworks" symposium 2001 at the Gardiner Museum, and at the "Canadian Clay" conference in 2000 at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby, BC. and at the 2008 related Symposium for the Sidney Myer International Exhibition in Shepparton Australia. In 2013 she was a Co-presenter for "Fusion", Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Oakville, Ontario

Laurie was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in May 2004. The RCA recognizes Canadian visual artists who have demonstrated excellence, and honours their achievements.

Laurie lives and works in Davis Bay, Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast, producing a limited number of unique handbuilt objects. She has a showroom that is open to the public during special events or by appointment.