TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021
3:30-5:00PM PT / 6:30-8:00PM ET
Instructor: Naomi Clement
Learn how to roll the perfect, even slab, every time—with or without a slab roller!
In this virtual workshop, 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.
Rolling an even, thin slab may sound like it should be simple, but it can be surprisingly frustrating if you don’t have the right tools and strategies. Over the years Naomi has perfected her method for rolling thin and consistent slabs, regardless of the size, and she’s going to share all her tips and tricks (or as she likes to say: “hard-won knowledge”) with you in this workshop.
In the first part of this 1.5 hr virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate the outlined techniques. The later part of the workshop will be open to questions, and she will cover general trouble-shooting around slab construction, as well as best practices for drying work, and tips for minimizing cracking and warping.
Students will be encouraged to send their questions in advance so that Naomi can fully answer them during the live class. We will be keeping the end time flexible to be able to address all of your questions. If cannot attend the workshop, register anyway and you will receive the recording to watch for 30 days.
This workshop is suitable for beginners looking to learn a solid foundation, as well as intermediate to advanced students looking to refine their slab strategies.
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.