TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021
3:30-5:30PM PT / 6:30-8:30PM ET
Instructor: Naomi Clement
In this virtual workshop, Naomi will demonstrate all the finishing details that she does to create elegant and refined pots. Details such as sanding work, inlaying colour, strategies for applying wax resist, and applying glaze will all be addressed. Naomi will also demonstrate additional ways to add underglaze after the bisque stage, and other ways to differentiate your pots. A recipe for Naomi’s clear glaze will be included as part of this workshop. NOTE: this class is different from Naomi’s Creating Layered Surfaces class. This class is exclusively about the steps that Naomi takes after she has layered slips and underglazes on her work, and before the work is glazed. Also known as “the devil is in the details”.
Naomi will demonstrate outlined techniques for approximately 1.75 hours, the remaining time will be for 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 full-time ceramic artist and workshop instructor. 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, 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. After spending many years as a pottery nomad, teaching and making work across North America, Naomi has recently established a home studio in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. We are proud to say that Naomi was a resident artist at our very own Sonoma Ceramics in 2018.