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  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


2018  Shades of Water, Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery, Sutton, On

2018  Breakthrough, Robert Langen Gallery, Waterloo, On

2018  International Cone Box Competition 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2018   Reflexion, Hamilton and Region Potter's Guild  Biennial Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2017   Dish, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta

2017   Bon Feu, Shane Norrie Contemporary Gallery, Stratford, On

2017  Outside FourHarbourfront Centre, Toronto,On

2017  Carnegie Craft 2017, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2016  It's Not You, It's Me, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,On

2016   Outside Five , Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,

2016   Toronto Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, On

2016   Hamilton and Region Potter's Guild  Biennial Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2016   Revitalize,  Gardiner Museum, Toronto, On

2016   Hours and Ours, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2015   International Cone Box Show, Kansas City, USA

2015   The Bowl Show, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto,On

2015   The UtensilHarbourfront Centre, Toronto, On

2015   30 Day Project Harbourfront Centre, Toronto,On

2015   Stoke, STORE, Hamilton, On

2015   Fusion Fireworks 2015, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2015   Carnegie Craft 2015, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, On

2014   Outside Five - Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, On