TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021
3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET
Instructor: Naomi Clement
In this virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate how she hand-builds her two different styles of mugs from textured slabs of clay (round bottoms vs. the flat bottoms). Special attention will be paid on how to refine rims and add feet, creating texture using various tools, and adding volume to forms. There will also be a demonstration of creating and attaching handles, including several different ways that you can differentiate your handles, and make your pots stand out. Note: this class covers the construction portion of Naomi’s process — surface treatment and processes are addressed in a separate workshop.
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 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.
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.