nanopod: Hybrid Studio Toronto has been an independently run artist studio since 2005.
Tosca has taught basic, intermediate and advanced gold-smithing/silver-smithing since 1998 (Taos, NM. She has been teaching glass fusing, and flame-working since 2006, kiln casting since 2011.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Tosca studied with and assisted many goldsmiths and silversmiths before relocating to Toronto, Canada in 2001. From 2002-'05 Tosca worked out of the Distillery District's Gooderham & Warts Case Goods building, and from 2003 to May '05 Tosca offered her workshops and courses out of the Fishbowl studio which turned into Tank, before opening her own independently run studio on Toronto's downtown Harbord Street, nestled between Little Italy & Little Korea.
Working with metal for over 30+ years, Tosca was introduced to glass as an artistic medium in 2004. Through developing bodies of work incorporating metal + glass Tosca has been awarded scholarships & Artist residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, The Penland school of Crafts, Gullkistan Centre for Creative People in Iceland, and Nes artist residency in Iceland. Her work has been featured at SOFA New York, Culture Canada, Metalsmith Magazine, The Toronto Design Exchange, and the Memphis Metal Museum. A long-term guest artist instructor at the Ontario Science Centre, Tosca was awarded the Glass Art Association of Canada’s Project & Development Grant for 2013, the Creation & Development grant from the Ontario Arts Council in 2014, and artistic pursuit travel grants from the Canada Arts Council.