Teresa Dunlop is a maker of functional forms that appeal to the senses of sight and touch. Intended for everyday use, contemplation or for the celebration of special events, Teresa's vessels will delight the user.
Teresa loves all aspects of the ceramic process. A teacher for 32 years, Teresa includes a small detail in each piece that reminds her of her past life as an educator. This use of memory brings an intimacy to the work that Teresa believes will connect to the user.
She finds the suppleness of clay and its ability to accept marks and respond to the human hand intoxicating. Boldly glazed surfaces and strong forms reflect a confident approach to constructing pieces that people will want in their daily lives, both for function and decoration .
Teresa has participated in national and international exhibitions and received numerous awards for her work.
In September, 2017 after completing a three year artist residency at Harbourfront Centre, Teresa opened her own studio in Newmarket, Ontario, where she makes her own work and offers classes and workshops.
2014 Advanced Diploma, Sheridan College Craft and Design Ceramics
1979 Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Education Centre
1978 Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto
2017 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2016 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2016 Jurors Award, International Conebox Competition 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
2015 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2015 Best in Show, Henry Goodman Award, Fusion Fireworks 2015
2014 Peters Valley Student Award – Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College
2013 The Bruce Cochrane Award - Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College
2013 The Crack Pot Student Award - Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College
2013 Peters Valley Student Award – Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College
2012 Fusion Award - Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College
2017 Bon Feu, Shane Norrie Contemporary Gallery, Stratford, Ontario
2017 Outside Four, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2017 Carnegie Craft 2017, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
2016 It's Not You, It's Me, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2016 Outside Five , Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,
2016 Toronto Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto
2016 Hamilton and Region Potter's Guild Biennial Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
2016 Revitalize, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario
2016 Hours and Ours, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario
2015 International Cone Box Show, Kansas City, USA
2015 The Bowl Show, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto
2015 The Utensil, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2015 30 Day Project Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2015 Stoke, STORE, Hamilton, Ontario
2015 Fusion Fireworks 2015, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas
2015 Carnegie Craft 2015, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas
2014 Outside Five - Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,