April 13, 2021 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
VIRTUAL:  Designing Good Functional Pots

3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET

Instructor:  Naomi Clement

In this virtual workshop lecture, Naomi will discuss in detail the various considerations that go into designing thoughtful pots that function beautifully.  Using examples from her collection, and images from other artists, Naomi will dissect the key elements of developing and crafting good functional pots.  Special attention will be paid to ideas of proportion and the ergonomics of use.

There will be no demonstrations in this workshop.  Naomi will present for the first half of the workshop, showing a combination of pots from her personal collection, and images of other artists’ work, as well as different illustrations/diagrams to illustrate the principals she discusses.  The last half-hour will be left open for specific questions from the group and general discussion.

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.

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. 

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All Levels
All Ages

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Naomi Clement

Naomi Clement


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.