Toni Losey BFA

I am forever inspired by the relationship of the clay forms I create to the environments they exist in.  This has been true of the functional work I have been making over the past 10 years, as I consider the homes it will inhabit and the hands that will hold it.  I believe that it is this very intimate relationship between the vessel and its user that has inspired many of my considerations as I move into a more sculptural approach.  Texture and touch influence all the work I make.
Nature has always been a part of my work.  I grew up on the prairies and often have seen the inspiration of big skies and wide open places expressed through my work.   I now live in Nova Scotia and am working on my undergrad at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.  My new surroundings have opened up new ideas for me and I am excited to see how the ocean and all it contains will start to play a role in my work.

Current / Upcoming Courses

12. Throwing: Basics and Beyond

This class is for students to expand their knowledge and learn new techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel and hand building. We will concentrate on ways clay can be manipulated and altered to create different forms of expression. While continuing to work on core skills, students will also have the opportunity to tackle a project of their own.

11. Daytime Pottery - Advanced

An opportunity to take your skills further.  In a class tailored to your needs and development, you will be pushed to take your work to the next level with weekly one-on-one discussions of your goals, objectives, and progress. This class is appropriate for throwing, handbuilding, functional, and sculptural work.  During the first class, we will review your individual proposals and build a plan together for the weeks ahead.  It will also be helpful to bring in some images (on your phone is fine) so we have a baseline of your current work.