Biography

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.  

Since September, 2014 Teresa has been Artist in Residence at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario.

She lives in Newmarket, Ontario with her husband Chris and their daughter Barbara.

Education

2014  Advanced Diploma, Sheridan College Craft and Design Ceramics

1979  Bachelor of Education, Ontario Teacher Education Centre  

1978  Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto

Awards 

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 AwardCraft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College

    2012     Fusion Award  - Craft and Design Ceramics, Sheridan College

   Exhibitions

2017  Outside FourHarbourfront 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 UtensilHarbourfront 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,