2004 - 2008       Bachelor of Design, Major in Ceramics, graduated 2008,  OCAD University, Toronto, ON.


Fabrication Projects

Design and material consultation, prototyping, samples and manufacturing.

2020                    55 designer mug, Studio Paolo Ferrari, Toronto, ON.

2019                    50 cup with a handle, Studio Paolo Ferrari, Toronto, ON.

2018                    40 espresso cup set of two with base, Studio Paolo Ferrari,  Toronto, ON.

2017                   38 custom espresso cups and saucer, Studio Paolo Ferrari,  Toronto, ON.



Approached by client with project concept, produced project proposal, samples, and manufacturing.

2019                   Textured vessel and 5 textured bud vases for open lounge  media wall, Residential condominium, Daniels Corporation, Mississauga, ON.

2018                   324 rose petals for wall installation, Burj Alshay Offices Kuwait, James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto, ON.

2018                   110 rose petals for wall installation, Yangma Residences  Taichung, James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto, ON.

2018                   300 leaves for wall installation, Four Seasons Boston, James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto, ON.

2017                   45 sets of salt and pepper shakers for restaurant, Gardiner  Museum, Toronto, ON.

2017                   400 Rose petals for wall installation, Mt. Nicholson Show Flat,  James Robertson Art Consultants, Toronto, ON.

2014                   38 porcelain plates framed, commissioned by James  Robertson Art Consultants, Installation in Four Seasons Hotel Dubai, UAE.      

2013                  10 porcelain crowns, commissioned by James Robertson Art  Consultants, Installation in Four Seasons Hotel Orlando Florida.       

Current Employment

 Present              Sole proprietor of Filipa Pimentel Design, Hamilton, ON.

2014 - 2018         Studio Technician and Teacher, Mississauga Potters Guild, Mississauga, ON.

2008 -2014         Studio Technician and Teacher, Kosoy and Bouchard Clay and  Glass Studio, Toronto, ON.

2006 - 2008        Studio Monitor, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.


2019                    Waypoints Exhibition, Craft Ontario Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2019                    Artist Feature, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON.

2015 - 2018        Christmas Sale, Mississauga Potters Guild, Mississauga, ON. 

2015                   Invitational ‘Bowl Show’, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON.

2008 - 2015        Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, ON.

2010 - 2015        One of a Kind Christmas Show, Direct Energy Center, Toronto, ON.

2014                    Solo Exhibition, “Go Big or Go Home”, La Guilde Canadienne,  Montreal, QC.

2014                    Spring Awakening: The Vase Project, Gardiner Museum,  Toronto, ON.

2014                    Design for Living, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON.

2013                    ‘The Artful Teapot’, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON.

2012-2013           Toronto Potters Christmas Show and Sale, Distillery District, Toronto, ON.

2012                     Fusion: The Pottery and Glass Show, Wychwood Barns,  Toronto, ON.

2012                     20 under 30 Exhibition, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON.

2011                     Seapots, Teapots and a Sunday Tea Party, Ponta do Sal,  Portugal.

2011                     One of a Kind Spring Show, Direct Energy Center, Toronto,  ON.

2010                     15th Biennial Toronto Potters Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON.

2008 - 2013          Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON.

2008, 2009           Cabbage Town Art and Crafts, Riverdale Park West, Toronto, ON.

2008                     ‘Debut’ show at Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2008                      Fabulous Studios, Group show, OCAD University, Toronto,  ON.

2008                      Annual student exhibition, Evolving DNA, OCAD University,  Toronto, ON.

2007                      Material Art and Design Group Show, OCAD University,  Toronto, ON.


Galleries and Shops

2013 - present   Textured and Petal Collection, The Center Shop, Harbourfront  Center, Toronto, ON.

2013 - present    Textured and Petal Collection, Art Gallery of Hamilton,   Hamilton, ON.

2012 - present    Textured and Petal Collection, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON.

2012 - present    Textured Collection, AGO Gift Shop, Toronto, ON.

2014                  Textured Collection, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa,  ON.

2014                  Petal Collection, Your home Interiors, Bracebridge, ON.

2014                  Textured Collection, Objects to Desire, Grimsby, ON.

2013 – 2015       Textured Collection, Likely General, Toronto, ON.

2013 – 2014       Textured Collection, Bluebird, Toronto, ON.

2010 - 2012        Textured Collection, Kosoy and Bouchard Clay and Glass   Studio, Toronto, ON.

2009 - 2014        Textured Collection, The Guild Shop, Toronto, ON.


2016                   Fusion Award for 'Best Collection', Mississauga Potters Guild,  Mississauga, ON.

2014                   Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON.

2013                   The Pottery Supply House Award, Craft Ontario Awards,  Toronto, ON.

2011                   Second place in Functional Category, Seapots Teapots and a Sunday Teaparty Exhibition, Portugal.

2010                   Ontario Crafts Council Design Award, Toronto Potters Biennial, Toronto, ON.

2008                   Tuckers Award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

Media and Publications

2012                   Featured on Top 10 booths to visit at OOAK Christmas,  Toronto Life website.

2012                   Tubular Vase featured on Global TV through the OOAK  Christmas Show.

2011                   Featured in the One of a Kind Spring gift guide, Marrilyn Denis  Show, Breakfast Television, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Metro.

2011,2009          Artist Profile on ‘Canada Contacto’ OMNI 1, Toronto, ON.

2010                   30 years Toronto Potters Catalogue.

2009                   Article, ‘Control and Whimsy: the porcelain fantasies of Filipa  Pimentel’, Winter2009 Fusion Magazine, Toronto, ON.

Volunteer Experience

2012 – 2015         President of Toronto Potters Association, Toronto, ON.

2010 - 2012         Vice President of Toronto Potters Association, Toronto, ON.

2011 - present     Sale Reconciler for Toronto Potters Annual Christmas Sale,  Toronto, ON.