charmian nimmo

charmian nimmo

tuxedo cat pottery




I’ve been potting for nearly 40 years and teaching classes for about 20. Over this time my love and passion for all things clay has never waned and I’m as excited today by making pots as I was all those years ago. There is always something new to learn, no matter how long you’ve been at it and at this point in my life, I still feel as though I’m just scratching the surface. I have been accused of being all over the place with my work but I could never be happy just doing one design, one line of work. After much thought on the subject, I feel I’d rather be happy than fit into one specific design hole so I continue to explore, expand and keep myself interested by trying whatever I feel like. I also work in lamp-worked glass, am an avid knitter, love to sew, cook and have recently started drawing again. My other great love is photography and I never leave home without my camera. Below are some links to my photographic social media sites.

I worked for 15 years as the manager of a community centre studio but have recently left that position to pursue potting full time again. I renamed my business Tuxedo Cat Studios and in 2014 was invited to become part of The Kingsmill Studio, a cooperative shop on Granville Island in Vancouver BC with 4 other potters. My work is available through the Kingsmill Studio, or by contacting me through this website and various Farmer’s markets and Craft shows around Vancouver

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