Nancy Solway : Selected Artist’s Resume

Nancy Solway was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Crafts Council from 1987 to 1991, as chair of the Crafts Advisory Committee. She is also one of the five Canadians represented in the book, ”The New Ceramics” , by Peter Dormer. She served on the founding Artists’ Steering Committee of the Artists’ Health Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital.

Education

  • 1977 Guelph University, “London Semester” London, England, Special Student in Fine Arts.
  • 1975 Guelph University, B.A. Fine Arts.
  • 1971-73 Georgian College, Ceramics under Robin Hopper and Roman Bartkiw.
  • 1969-71 York University, Sociology and Psychology.

Studio History

  • 1995-present  Studio Potter, Toronto
  • 1980-94 Founded Clay Design Studio/Gallery, studio and showroom.
  • 1973-76 Studio Potter in Georgetown, Ontario with retail showroom in Terra Cotta, Ont.

Teaching

  • 2003 Northview Collegiate, visiting artist workshop.
  • 2001 Haliburtion School of the Arts summer program, Sir Sandford Fleming College.
  • 1977-00 George Brown College, part-time instructor, studio ceramics.
  • 1984 Summer course, Central Technical School, Toronto.
  • 1981-82 Workshops at Clay Design for Toronto Board of Education.
  • 1978 North York Board of Education, Creative Artist-in-the-Schools project.

Awards

  • 1992 Ontario Government Volunteer Service Award (OCC).
  • 1985 Ontario Crafts Council “Crafts 85” ceramics award.
  • 1982 Ontario Crafts Council “Crafts 82” Kingcraft Award.

Grants

  • 1987 Ontario Arts Council, Grants to Individual Craftsmen.
  • 1985 Ontario Crafts Council, Travel Grant.
  • 1984 Ontario Arts Council, Grants to Individual Craftsmen.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2011  “Handy” Ontario Crafts Council Gallery
  • 2009 “Fusion Show” Gardiner Museum
  • 2004 “Containers of Beauty” Gardiner Museum
  • 2003 “Fireworks 03” Fusion Juried Exhibition
  • 2003 “Raku” Ontario Crafts Council Guild Shop
  • 2002/3 “Bowl Invitional Show” Gardiner Museum, Toronto
  • 2001 Faculty Show HSA, Rails End Gallery, Haliburton
  • 1997 “Of Bouquetieres and Jardinieres”, Gardiner Museum Toronto
  • 1992 “Uncommon Objects”, Harbourfront, Toronto.
  • 1989 “Canadian Ceramics”, Lee Sklar Gallery, Morristown,N.J., U.S.A.
  • 1986 “Fireworks 86” Ontario Potters Association Juried Exhibition.
  • 1985 “Ontario Crafts 85” Ontario Crafts Council Juried Exhibition.
  • “CityClay”, Clay Design StudioGallery, Toronto, travelled by the Ontario Crafts Council throughout 1986.
  • “Raku”, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal.
  • 1984 “Evolution”, 1st Biennial of Ceramics, Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
  • “Raku”, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlingtom, Ontario.
  • 1983 “Forever/Now”, Two-Man exhibition, Ontario Potters Association, Toronto.
  • “Maliations”, Four-Man exhibition of ceramic sculpture, Tatay Gallery, Toronto.
  • “The Patio Show”, Craft Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto.
  • 1982 “Fireworks 82”, Ontario Potters Association Juried Exhibition.
  • 1981 “Crafts 81” Ontario Crafts Council Juried Exhibition.
  • 1975 “Women in Clay”, Canadian Guild of Potters, Toronto.

Media Coverage – Radio, Television and Film

  • 1992 CBC Sunday Arts Entertainment, “The Potter and the Musician”.
  • 1987 Ceramic consultant and Studio Ceramist for director John
  • Schlesinger’s “The Believers” starring Martin Sheen.

Media Coverage-Print

  • Sept. 1987 Ceramics Monthly, “Ceramics in the City” by Gloria Hickey.
  • Jan. 1987 Toronto Sunday Star, Home Section Cover Feature
  • Fall 1986 Craft Focus II, Ontario Crafts Council Juried Slide Competition.
  • Sept. 1982 Craft News, Review of “Fireworks 82” by Jim Wies.
  • Dec. 1981 Toronto Globe and Mail,, Susan Himel and Elaine Lambert.
  • July 1975 Tactile, (cover photo), “Women in Clay”.

Speaking Engagements

  • 2004 Living Arts Centre Mississauga, Ceramics Studio Consultant
  • 1990 “Eye to the Future”, Ontario Crafts Council Conference, Panel Moderator.
  • 1987 Royal Ontario Museum, Gallery Lecture.
  • 1986 “Fireworks 86” Panel Moderator, Ontario Potters Association Conference.
  • 1983 Speaker, Ontario Crafts Council “ Handmade Dollar” conference.

Selected Jury Positions

  • 1996 “Designer Crafts 1996”, Hamilton and Region Arts Council
  • 1993 “Ontario Crafts 93”, Ontario Crafts Council.

Major Commissions

  • 1984 Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto: 500 piece commission for Cafe of the Redwoods.

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