My family and I live in the charming town of Bracebridge, Ontario which is where I grew up. I can’t picture a better place for my husband, Joel and I to raise our two precious daughters.

When working in clay, memories of my mom are never far from my mind. She loved to collect pottery, especially teapots which she would display all through her kitchen. There were dozens and dozens of them. I miss sharing a pot of tea with her and sadly only realized later how truly special those simple moments were. From my mom, I learned to appreciate pottery and the joy that comes with finding a piece that you just can’t live without. She was a creative person who showed me that the best gifts are those that are handmade with love. I was blessed with her creative hands and when I look at my hands work I will always picture hers…

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.
~Bob Dylan~

While being on maternity leave with my oldest daughter, I took a course which was being taught by Krista Cameron of Krista Cameron Pottery. With her guidance, my love of collecting beautiful pottery quickly became an obsession of learning how to make it with my own two hands.

I have learned from losing both of my parents too early in their lives that life is truly too short not to be doing what you love. My days are spent with our daughters and it is these cherished moments that I appreciate the most. At night, I make my way to my studio to shape, form and throw the clay into functional pieces of art. It helps to have a supportive husband who understands my need for creative time and has an endless supply of encouragement and technical ‘know how’. Joel, you make me so happy!

love the life you live.
live the life you love.
~Bob Marley~

I feel so blessed to be able to have a home studio where I can go when I have a free moment to create. I enjoy every minute of it! I am truly honoured that my work is enjoyed by others and shared with their friends and family over meals or maybe a special pot of tea!

Carmen

For more information, please visit;
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CarmenSomervillePottery
etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/carmenspottery

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