About Carol

Functional pottery for elegant dining, home decor, jewellery  and ceramic scupture.

Dragonfire Pottery

Carol Teal

Newmarket, Ontario

I found my love for clay over 20 years ago and enjoy making beautiful functional and decorative items for daily use. Much of my work is inspired by nature. I often use plants directly to texture the wet clay and incorporate other objects from nature in my work.

Now splitting my time between studios in Ontario and Arizona feels great with pottery everywhere!

Ceramics Resume

Fine Arts Education:

Ontario College of Art – Fundamentals Studies – 1987

Pottery Wheel Throwing classes – Newmarket School of Fine Arts – 2002

Various Courses and Workshops – 2004 – Present

Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing Classes– Pine Tree Potters’ Guild, Aurora, ON

Artist Educator Foundation Course – Royal Conservatory – April – May, 2014. Guelph, ON

Winter 2015 – Advanced Wheel Techniques – instructor: Teresa Dunlop, Aurora, ON

Related Arts Experience:

ArtsCan Circle Linking Creative Artists with Youth At Risk – Executive Director – May 2008 – Oct. 2012

Artist Facilitator – 2007 – present

Lead many ArtsCan Circle artist team trips to remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario and Labrador to facilitate workshops in the arts, music and drama for indigenous youth. Artist teams spend one week in each community visited leading workshops in school and community. Facilitated workshops in visual arts, music, songwriting, & drama.

2004 – Founded – Dragonfire Pottery Studio, Newmarket, ON

Shows & Sales:

Pine Tree Potters Guild Show & Sale – Spring & Fall – 2004 – 2015

Various commission work 2004 – present

Dinnerware Set Commission – 2014

Exhibits & Awards:

Earth to Fire – PTPG Juried Show      July 5 – Sept. 6, 2014.  Award: Best Sculpture for “Change of Heart”

Juried Exhibition – Cone Box Sculptures- PTPG, Aurora, ON – April 30- May 3, 2015

Studio Tour – Newmarket Group of Artists – Oct. 2015 – present

Ceramics Teaching:

Women’s Handbuilding Workshops, Newmarket, ON – Summer 2010

DIY Weekend Handbuilding Workshop, Barrie, ON – Jan 2015

Handbuilding Course for Young Adults w/ Disabilities, Aurora, ON – May – June 2015

Handbuilding Course for Young Adults w/ Disabilities, Aurora, ON – Sept. – Dec. 2015

Ceramics Workshops for Young Mothers, Newmarket, ON – Oct. – Dec. 2015

Handbuilding Workshop – Wise Women’s Weekend, Keswick , ON – March 2016


Pine Tree Potters Guild, Aurora, ON – member

York Region Arts Council – member

Newmarket Group of Artists – member

Newmarket Arts Council – member

Southern Arizona Clay Artists – member

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