TUESDAY, September 29, 2020.     3:30 – 5:30 PST / 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST

Instructor:  Naomi Clement

In this virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate how she hand-builds cups and mugs from textured slabs of clay. Special attention will be paid to how to refine details such as rims and feet, creating texture using various tools, and pulling and attaching handles Naomi will also address how to develop and alter your own templates. A pdf with two different cup templates will be included with this workshop. 

Naomi will demonstrate for approximately 1.75  hours, after which there will be time reserved for additional Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants are 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. 

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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.