Artist Bio

Toni Losey, a Ceramic Artist working in the city of Dartmouth, NS.  She received her BFA from NSCAD in 2018.  While there she drew upon her 15 years of experience as a studio potter to develop an exciting body of sculptural work.  She had the opportunity to show this work at SOFA Chicago, NCECA, and in several private and public gallery spaces.  She has been published in Ceramics Monthly and has taught workshops and classes at NSCAD, NSCCD and several other community studios.

Nature has always been a part of her work.  Losey grew up on the Canadian Prairies and drew inspiration from the big skies and wide open spaces.  Now living in Nova Scotia, Canada, Losey’s coastal surroundings have opened up new ideas and influence on her sculptural work.


C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E

E D U C A T I O N  &  C O N T I N U E D   D E V E L O P M E N T

2019 Ground Rules Residency. Cape Breton Centre for Craft. Sydney, NS.

2015–2018 BFA Ceramics. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Halifax, NS.

2017 Workshop with Carol Gouthro. Hamilton, ON.

2016 Workshop with Vincent Massey. NS Potters’ Guild. Dartmouth, NS.

2015 Workshop with Joan Bruneau. Lunenburg School of the Arts. Lunenburg, NS.

2013 Workshop with Jane Harold. NS Potters’ Guild. Cape Bretton, NS.

2007 Situational Leadership Certified Trainer. Vancouver, BC.

2005 FKA Certified Classroom Trainer. Vancouver, BC.

1999–2000 Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, AB.

1996–1998 University of Regina. Regina, SK.

T E A C H I N G  E X P E R I E N C E
2019 Independent Course Appointment (ICA). Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS.

2017-Current NSCAD Continuing Education. Pottery Instructor. Halifax, NS.

2017 Visiting Artist. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS.

2015-Current Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design Pottery Instructor. Halifax, NS.

2009-2018 Findlay Community Centre. Pottery Instructor. Dartmouth, NS.

2014-2016 Dragonfire Pottery. Pottery Instructor. Dartmouth, NS.

2010-2014 Atlantic Pottery Supplies. Pottery Instructor. Dartmouth, NS.

P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

2010-Current Studio Ceramics - Owner & Operator. Toni Losey Pottery. Dartmouth, NS.

2019 Gift Production for Rural Doctors of Canada Annual Conference. Rural Doctors of Canada. Montreal, QC.

2018 New Business Case Manager. John Hancock. Halifax, NS. 

2018 Movie Prop Production for “The Lighthouse.” LH Productions Ltd. Halifax, NS.

2010-2018 Labour Market Analyst & Accounts Receivable Clerk. Career Discovery. Dartmouth, NS.

2015 Gift Production for North American Annual Conference. The Roofing Contractors Association of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS.

2006-2007 Training Coordinator. Starbucks Corporate. Calgary AB.

2004-2006 Training Associate. Rogers Wireless. Calgary, AB.

U P C O M I N G  E X H I B I T I O N S

2020 Ground Rules. Group Exhibition - Juried. Cape Breton Centre for Craft. Sydney, NS.

2019 Solo Exhibition - Juried. The Craig Gallery. Dartmouth, NS.

2019 Group Exhibiton. The Plough Gallery. Tifton, GA.

2019 The Cup: The Intimate Object XV - Juried. Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainsville, FL. 

2019 Group Exhibition - Juried. Make and Do. Online, Canada.

S E L E C T E D  E X H I B I T I O N S

2019 Patterns of Growth. Joint Exhibition - Juried. Mary E. Black Gallery. Halifax, NS.

2019 Bonspiel – Invitational Group Exhibition. NCECA - Exhibition. Minneapolis, MN.

2019 Colour Your Winter – Invitational Group Exhibition. Studio 21 Fine Art. Halifax, NS.

2018 SOFA Chicago. Represented by Studio 21 Fine Art. Chicago, IL.

2018 Quaff. Nova Scotia Potters’ Guild. Halifax, NS.

2018 Squeeze / Burst. Craig Gallery. Halifax, NS.

2018 Graduation Exhibition. Anna Leonowens. Halifax, NS.

2017 New Work – Solo Exhibition. Anna Leonowens. Halifax, NS.

2017 NSCAD Winter Exhibition. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS. 

2017 The DISH. Medalta. Medicine Hat, AB.

2017 NSCAD Fall Exhibition. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS. 

2016 Special Focus Exhibition. Starfish Awards. Halifax, NS.

2016 NSCAD Winter Exhibition. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS. 

2016 NSCAD Fall Exhibition. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, NS. 

2015 Eastern Shores – Joint Exhibition. Argyle Fine Art Gallery. Halifax, NS.

2012-Current Annual Open Studio Exhibition and Sale. Toni Losey Pottery. Dartmouth, NS. 

2012 Bottled – Solo Exhibition. Swoon Fine Art & Antiques. Halifax, NS.

2011 Flora, Systematic Excerpts from the Places Unknown – Solo Exhibition. Swoon. Halifax, NS.

P U B L I C A T I O N S  &  A R T I C L E S

2019        NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts). March 2019. Minneapolis, MN. 

2018 NSCAD Graduation Catalogue. Apr 2018. Halifax, NS.

2018 Ceramics Monthly. Jan 2018. United States.

2018 Exhibit Stands out in Government House. The Chronicle Herald – Sept 27, 2018. Halifax, NS

2018 Ceramics Was Love at First Feel. The Chronicle Herald – July 27, 2018. Halifax, NS

2017 The Crafted Dish. Canadian Ceramics Cookbook. Canada.

2017 Promotional Material. Fall/Winter 2017 NSCAD Continuing Education. Halifax, NS

2015 What’s Happening - Pottery Sale. The Chronicle Herald – Dec 3, 2015. Halifax, NS

2015 Losey’s Peepers Have Own Voice. The Chronicle Herald – Aug 28, 2015. Halifax, NS

2015 What’s Happening – Losey Exhibition. The Chronicle Herald – Aug 13, 2015. Halifax, NS

2012 A Hive of Creative Energy. The Weekly News – Aug 2, 2012. Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, NS

2011 Ceramics Artist Finds Inspiration at Local Lakes, Parks. Weekly News – Sept 29, 2011. Halifax, NS

P R I V A T E   C O L L E C T I O N S

2019 Shifman Collection. Woodbridge, Connecticut. “Morning March” Ceramics, November 2018.

2019 Delva Collection. Vancouver, BC. “January 2nd” Ceramics, February 2019. 

A W A R D S  &  F U N D I N G

2019 Grants to Individuals. Arts Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS.

2018 Travel funding for SOFA Chicago. Craft Alliance. Halifax, NS.

2017 Kevin and Karen Lynch Scholarships for Ceramics. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Halifax, NS.

2015 Regional Residential Services Society Community Recognition Award. For fostering a positive learning environment for a blind and deaf student in Ceramics. Dartmouth, NS.

V O L U N T E E R  &  F U N D R A I S I N G

2019-Current Committee Member - Sponsorship Committee. The Halifax Crafters. Halifax, NS.

2016-2017 Founding Member. Harbour East Ceramics. Dartmouth, NS.

2015-2016 Founding Member & Board Member - Jurying, Volunteers, Venue and Sponsorship. The Dartmouth Makers. Dartmouth, NS.

2015 Banook Mug Event – Fundraising. Banook Canoe Club. Dartmouth, NS.

2012 Personalized Mug Event – Fundraising. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada . Dartmouth, NS.

O N G O I N G   R E P R E S E N T A T I O N 

Studio21 Gallery. Halifax, NS.

Argyle Fine Art Gallery. Halifax, NS. 

Blue Mind Gallery. Bear River, NS.

Stone Moth Gallery. Smithers, BC.

Fine Crafts Gallery. Rustico, PEI.

Made in the Maritimes. Halifax & Bedford, NS.

Kept. Dartmouth, NS.

Here Nor There. Mahone Bay, NS.

Novel Tea. Truro, NS.

Urban Nest. Miramichi, NB.

Dots and Loops. Lunenburg, NS.