TUESDAY, JUNE 8 – 29, 2021
3:30-5:00PM PT / 6:30-8:00PM ET
Instructor: Naomi Clement
This is a 4-part series:
Class#1 – Rolling the perfect slab In the first part of this series, Naomi will demonstrate how she creates consistent and well compressed clay slabs for hand-building. She will demonstrate multiple ways to roll slabs by hand (without a slab roller), as well as her method for rolling thin slabs using a slab roller.
Class #2 – Creating volume with slabs In this class, Naomi will demonstrate multiple ways to create volume with slabs. She will demonstrate different ways to work with soft slabs, and firmer slabs, as well as how to work with bisque molds to generate a variety of shapes.
Class #3 – Building compound forms In this virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate how to make more complex, compound forms using slabs. She will address technical issues you need to consider when combining forms, and different ways to generate new shapes to create unique and character driven pots.
Class #4 – General Studio Trouble-Shooting In this virtual workshop, Naomi will discuss studio best practices for creating consistent work, and mitigating issues. Particular attention will be paid on drying work, and tips for minimizing cracking and warping. There will be a large Q&A portion of this workshop, and students will be encouraged to send their questions in advance, so that Naomi can fully answer them during the live class.
All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for 30 days after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Naomi during the demo.
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.