Carol Smeraldo attended Rhode Island School Of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and NSCAD Univ. She received the first NS Cultural Life Award and the Progress Club of Canada’s Women of Excellence Award in Arts and Culture. She founded 2 pottery schools and her studio-One Off Studio. Smeraldo has been a fulltime professional clay artist, sculptor and potter since 1971.
She has always loved and depended on painting and drawing. She attends figure drawing sessions every week for over 10 years where she discovered her love of pastel painting. She paints whenever traveling and at home in her woodland, lakeside studio.