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Artist: Naomi Clement


Naomi Clement
Naomi Clement, CANADA
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My current body of work is a constant discussion on how things fit together and how they do not. In particular, I am interested in points of transition in the work: the space where orange becomes red, the place where glaze meets bare clay, the edge of a handle and the end of the pot. In my process, I continually seek out and create opportunities for these moments to occur: leaving a seam visible in a hand-built cup, cutting a soft line in the rim of a wheel-thrown bowl, or negotiating the space between white slip and bare clay. As a maker, I am interested in how these moments record my decisions, physical signposts left for a future user. Traces of intent and action that say: I was here, please bear witness to that fact.

Education
M.F.A, Studio Arts (Ceramics), Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA 2017 B.F.A, (Interdisciplinary) Minor in Art History, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS 2003

Residencies
Resisting: Surface and Form Explorations, Artist-Invite-Artist Residency Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, ME, July 2020
Summer Artist in Residence AMACO Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT  2019
Artist in Residence, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA Spring 2018 Arrowmont Pentaculum Residency (Invited Artist), Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN  2016
Collective Making Residency (Invited Artist), With Martina Lantin and Joshua Hebbert, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME 2015
Long-Term Artist in Residence, Medalta International Artist in Residence Program, Medicine Hat, AB  2013-2014


Solo Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA Oct. 2020
New Works, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN 2019
Bound, Gallery 212, Sonoma, CA 2018
Trace, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA 2017
Stories I Tell, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB 2014

Select Group & Invitational Exhibitions
RED Invitational Exhibition, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Saratoga, NY 2020 Objects of Desire (Invited Artist), Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT 2019 UnWedged (Juried by Tip Toland), Honorable Mention, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Winifred Shantz Award For Ceramics Finalist Exhibition, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Resident Artists Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
13th Annual Yunomi Invitational (Invited Artist), Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA Ash + Barrel Ceramic Invitational Exhibition, Amsterdam Brewery, Toronto, ON Featured Artist, Eutectic Gallery, NCECA Expo Hall, Minneapolis, MN Collaborative Companions (Invited Artist), Omni Hotel, Minneapolis, MN Bonspiel Mug Show (Invited Artist), Hennepin Made Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Thinking Outside the Jar: 100 Artists. 100 Years. (Invited Artist), Omni Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Pairings Exhibition (Invited Artist), Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO Americano Invitational (Invited Artist), Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2018 Strictly Functional Pottery National (Pocono Chapter Award Winner), Juried by Ben Carter, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA
Kiln to Kitchen (Invited Artist), Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR 12th Annual Yunomi Invitational (Invited Artist), Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Pairings Exhibition (Invited Artist), Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO Nothing is Newer Than Tradition (Canadian Craft Biennial), Juried by Rachel Wong, David Kaye, and Laura Kukke, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON
2017
Juried National IV, Juried by Sunshine Cobb, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Graduate Student Biennial, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
11th Annual Yunomi Invitational (Invited Artist), Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA Bowls: National Juried Exhibition (won Jurors Award), Juried by Julia Galloway, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT
2016
Ceramic Tile, Juried by Bobby Silverman, Pewabic, Detroit, MI
4th Annual Cup Show (Invited Artist), Juried by Courtney Murphy, Studio 550, Manchester, NH
Irons in the Fire, Juried by Justin Rothshank, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Craft Ontario
2016 Awards Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
Cheers! Medalta International Show, Juried by Robin Dupont, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB Medalta International Tool Show, Juried by Martina Lantin, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB
2015
Resilience, University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA Coming Up Next, Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton, AB 2014 Beyond the Brickyard, Curated by Tony Marsh, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT The Spoon Project, with Vipoo Srivilasa, Ceramic Top 40, Curated by Leslie Ferrin, Red Start Studios, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO
2013
SExSE @ Medalta, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB
Leadership & Service
Student Director At Large, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2016- 2018 Co-Organizer, Clay for Louisiana Flood Fundraiser, Baton Rouge, LA 2016 President, Ceramic Art Student Association, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2014 – 2016
Board of Directors, Woodlawn Pottery Studio, Toronto, ON 2011 - 2013


Workshops & Lectures
Demonstrating Artist, Alabama Clay Conference, Orange Beach, AL, February 2020 Upcoming Workshop Instructor, (week-long, hands-on) Medalta Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB, August 2020 Workshop Presenter, Hamilton Potters Guild, Hamilton, ON 2020 Workshop Presenter, Las Cruces Potters Guild, Las Cruces, NM 2019 Workshop Presenter, Clay by the Bay, San Francisco, CA Process Room Presenter, Creating a Layered Surface, National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference, Minneapolis, MN Demonstrating Artist, The New Clay Conference, Ottawa, ON Workshop Presenter, Sault Potters Guild, Sault Ste. Marie, ON Visiting Artist (Lecture & Demonstration), Ceramics Area, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY Artist Lecture, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS, 2018 Workshop Presenter, The Shop, Toronto, ON Visiting Artist (Lecture & Demonstration), Sheridan Ceramics Department, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON Workshop Presenter, Freight House Pottery, Stratford, ON Workshop Presenter, The Layered Surface, Sonoma Ceramics, Sonoma, CA Visiting Artist (Lecture & Demonstration), West Virginia University, Ceramics Area, Morgantown, WV
2017
Artist Lecture, Colloquium Series, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA Writing Artist Statements Workshop, Colloquium Series, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA Co-Lecture with Shalya Marsh, Putting Together a Winning Proposal, National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference, Portland, OR Topical Discussion Co-Presenter with Stephanie Rozene, The Canadian and American Perspectives Examined, National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference, Kansas City, MO
2016
Visiting Artist (Lecture and demonstration), H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, ON 2015 Workshop Presenter, London Clay Arts Centre, London, ON Demonstrating Artist, Ceramics Now, Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB
2014
Workshop Presenter, Medicine Hat Potter’s Association, Medicine Hat, AB Public Lecture & Panel Discussion, Process Symposium, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB Public Lecture, SExSE @ Medalta, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB 2013


Publications & Citations
The Passage of Time, by Naomi Clement, Pottery Making Illustrated November 2019 issue, pg. 22-26, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH


Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, Podcast interview by Ben Carter, October 10, 2019, Episode 301 Featured Artist, “Five Canadian Women Ceramic Artists on their Passion for Clay”, by Debra Norton, Toronto Star, March 23, 2019, Toronto, ON Naomi Clement Process Feature, Sights & Ceramics Minneapolis, 2019 pg. 32-33, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH Cover Artist, and “Drink UP!” feature in Ceramics Monthly September 2018 issue, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH
2018
Naomi Clement “Featured Emerging Artist, Ceramics” in Fusion Magazine May 2018 issue, pg. 25, Fusion: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, Toronto, ON
Contributor, The Crafted Dish Cookbook, in partnership with National Clay Week, Juried by Carole Epp, Reid Flock, and Yolande & Julia Krueger
2017
Naomi Clement “Emerging Artist Feature” in Ceramics Monthly May 2017 issue, pg. 60, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH
The Potters Cast, Paul Blais podcast, December 2017, “Why Grad School”, Episode 378
TEDxLSU 2015: Connect, Featured Video Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2015
Naomi Clement “Flower Brick 2013” in Ceramics Monthly April 2014 issue, pg. 14, Exposure Section, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH
2014
Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramic Practices “Function, Form & Process: Walter Ostrom & The Female Potters of NSCAD” by Naomi Clement, Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC
2007
Additional Professional Experience
Juror, Last Call V: Handmade Ceramics for Storing, Pouring, & Sipping Fine Libations Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
2020
Juror, From the Ground Up XXIX, Regional Juried Ceramics Exhibition Las Cruces Museum of Art
2019
Symposium Assistant Utilitarian Clay IIV Symposium, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2016
Studio Assistant Julia Galloway, Making New Ideas from Historical Pottery Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2016
Studio Assistant to Joan Bruneau Nova Terra Cotta Pottery, Lunenburg, NS
2004
Summer Ceramics Studio Technician Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, Halifax, NS
2004

Teaching Experience
Instructor, Form & Function – Advanced Hand-Building Sonoma Ceramics, Sonoma, CA
Spring 2018
Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sabbatical Replacement Indiana, Pennsylvania
• Introduction to Ceramics (Hand-building)
• Advanced Ceramics (Wheel-throwing)
• Graduate Ceramics Seminar
Fall 2017
Instructor of Record, 2-Dimensional Design Foundations Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Fall 2016
Co-Instructor, Intermediate Ceramics: Ceramic History & Studio Practice with Professor Andy Shaw, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Spring 2016
Instructor of Record, Introduction to Wheel-Throwing Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Fall 2015
Teaching Assistant, 2-Dimensional Design Foundations with Professor Scott Andresen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Spring 2015
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Wheel-Throwing with Professor Andy Shaw, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Fall 2014
Instructor, Beginner Ceramics Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB
Fall 2014
Instructor, Intermediate Ceramics Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB
Spring 2013


Awards & Scholarships
Amaco Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
2019 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant Volunteer Committee Award, Craft Ontario Craft Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council Pottery Supply House Grant, Craft Ontario
2018 Pocono Chapter Award, Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Award, Ceramics Monthly 2017
Louisiana State University Penland Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts Helen Copeland Memorial Award in Ceramics, Craft Ontario
2016 LSU Alumni Association International Scholarship, Louisiana State University Daugherty Scholarship, Louisiana State University Jurors Award, Bowls: National Juried Exhibition, Guilford, CT Joe Bova Ceramic Art Award, Louisiana State University 2015 Kiln God Scholarship, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts


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