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Artist: Naomi Clement


Artist: Naomi Clement
Naomi Clement, LOUISIANA
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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
Present
M.F.A, Candidate (Ceramics), Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

2003
B.F.A, (Interdisciplinary) Minor in Art History, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University, NS 

 

Leadership & Service
Student Director At Large, National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Present

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

 

Teaching Experience
Instructor of Record, 2-Dimensional Design Foundations Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2016

Co-Instructor, Intermediate Ceramics: Ceramic History & Studio Practice with Professor Andy Shaw, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2016

Instructor of Record, Introduction to Wheel-Throwing Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2015

Teaching Assistant, 2-Dimensional Design Foundations with Professor Scott Andresen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2015

Teaching Assistant Introduction to Wheel-Throwing with Professor Andy Shaw, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2014

Instructor, Beginner Ceramics Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB 2014

Instructor, Intermediate Ceramics Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB 2013

 

Professional Experience
2016
Communications Graduate Assistant LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2014 - Present

Marketing Coordinator Butterfield & Robinson Active Travel Company, Toronto, ON 2008 - 2012

Sales Associate Barrel Select Wine Merchants, Toronto, ON 2005 - 2008

Ceramics Experience & Development 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

Invited Artist, Arrowmont Pentaculum Residency Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 2016

Visiting Artist (Lecture and demonstration) H.B. Beal Secondary School, London, ON 2015

Workshop Presenter (2-day hands-on) London Clay Arts Centre, London, ON 2015

Invited Artist, Collective Making Residency 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

Demonstrating Artist, Ceramics Now Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics, Medicine Hat, AB 2014

Workshop Presenter Medicine Hat Potter’s Association, Cultural Center, Medicine Hat, AB 2014

Public Lecture & Panel Discussion, Process Symposium Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB 2014

Public Lecture SExSE @ Medalta, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB 2013

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

Studio Assistant to Jackie Seaton Salt Potter, Perth, ON 2003

 

Select Exhibitions & Publications
2016
Bowls: National Juried Exhibition (won Jurors Award) Juried by Julia Galloway, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

Ceramic Tile Juried by Bobby Silverman, Pewabic, Detroit, MI

4th Annual Cup Show (Invited Artist) Curated 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

2015
Medalta International Tool Show Juried by Martina Lantin, Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB. 

Resilience, The Healing Power of Art University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA

TEDxLSU 2015: Connect, Featured Video Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Stories I Tell (Solo Exhibition) Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB 2014 Naomi Clement “Flower Brick 2013” in Ceramics Monthly April 2014 issue, pg. 14, Exposure Section, American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH

Coming Up Next Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Beyond the Brickyard Curated by Tony Marsh, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2013
4th Annual Medalta Artist In Residence Holiday Show Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB 

The Spoon Project, with Vipoo Srivilasa, Ceramic Top 40 Curated by Leslie Ferrin, Red Start Studios, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO

1st Annual Cup Show & Sale Curated by Molly Hatch, Studio 550, Manchester, NH

SExSE @ Medalta Yuill Family Gallery, Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, AB

2008 - 2013
Woodlawn Pottery Studio Annual Show Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON 

2007
Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramic Practices “Function, Form & Process: Walter Ostrom & The Female Potters of NSCAD” by Naomi Clement, Ronsdale Press, Vancouver, BC 

 

Awards & Scholarships
2016

Helen Copeland Memorial Award in Ceramics, Ontario Craft 

LSU Alumni Association International Scholarship, Louisiana State University

Daugherty Scholarship, Louisiana State University

2015
Joe Bova Ceramic Art Award, Louisiana State University 

Kiln God Scholarship, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

2014
Ontario Arts Council Grant, Craft Projects: Creation & Development 

2001
FUNSCAD Scholarship (Homer J. Lord Memorial Ceramics Bursary), Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University


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