TUESDAY, May 4, 2020. 3:30 – 6:00 PST / 6:30 – 9:00 pm EST
Instructor: Naomi Clement
In this virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate how she uses simple bisque molds to hand-build bowls with textured slabs of clay. Special attention will be paid to refining rims and adding feet, as well as creating texture using various tools including handmade clay stamps & rollers. Naomi will discuss larger questions of proportion, as well as utilitarian considerations to keep in mind when making these bowls and utilitarian pottery.
Naomi will demonstrate outlined techniques for approximately 1.75 hours, after which there will be some time reserved for more in-depth, live Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the host will communicate these questions to Naomi during her demo.
All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Naomi during the demo.
Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.
Naomi Clement is a Canadian artist and educator who explores ideas of home and belonging through the powerful lens of functional ceramics. She received her MFA from Louisiana State University in 2017, and her B.F.A from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University in 2003. Naomi has participated in residencies including Sonoma Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center, given lectures and workshops, and exhibited her work across Canada and the United States. She served as a board member for the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), and was named a 2017 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine. Most recently, Naomi was a Summer Artist-in-Residence at the renowned Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, in Helena, Montana.