About My Pottery
I first started doing pottery in 2008 when I moved to Vancouver and started volunteering in a church basement in the Downtown East Side. I have always wanted to have a pottery studio in my basement, but this was even better because it was a space where people from all walks of life could come together and make art in an environment where everyone felt welcome. I learned from everyone who came through the doors. I also took ceramic classes at the Shadbolt Centre for the arts. I'm now in Calgary and am excited to welcome others into my studio and trust it will also be a place of welcome and enlightened creativity.
Nancy Shadlock, MA
I love listening to people and helping them grow into their true selves.
Different perspectives catch my attention and I am at home in diversity. I learn something everyday, and always have my ears perked up for opportunities to gain new skills or hone old ones. I'm a mother, a potter and a life coach, living in the beautiful community of Bowness, Calgary.
Centered is the umbrella name for my pottery and soul accompaniment practices, both of which are rooted in creativity, groundedness, attention, and presence.
I have lived on five continents. I am an artist. I am a listener. I am a tree planter. I am thankful. I am a wife and mother to two sweet babies. I speak three languages. I am a musician. I am a learner. I am connected. I am a seeker. I celebrate uniqueness. I am growing.
About My Practice
The work that I do has been referred to as: soul care, life coaching, or spiritual direction. I received a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Carey Theological College in Vancouver, BC. My spiritual direction training was done with an organization called Soul Stream based out of Abbotsford. I'm a certified Life Coach with Ideal Life Vision out of Utah. I have over 10 years of Pastoral and Counselling experience. I love learning from other life coaches and spiritual directors. My practice welcomes all faith traditions. As I learn new tools from various seminars, I incorporate them into my practice. This enables me to offer a holistic approach to growth.