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Handle It: A Deep Dive Into Making Handles with Naomi Clement

Date: Saturday, September 30

Time: 9:30am-5pm (with break for lunch)
Instructor: Naomi Clement
Minimum age: 16
Cost: $85 + tax (workshop only) OR $105+ tax (workshop & keep 1 of your mugs)
Reserve your spot here!
Looking to get a handle on handles? This workshop is for you! Naomi clement will take a deep dive into all things handles. How to make ’em and attach ’em, and also the ergonomics of what makes a good handle.
We are honoured to have Naomi in the shop. Her expertise and knowledge of clay will provide each participant the opportunity to bring their ceramic pieces to the next level with both decorative and functional handles.
Participants will receive 2 leatherhard cylinders to practice their new handle making skills. If you wish to keep 1 of your mugs, please choose the $105+tax workshop option which provides you with firing and glaze.
  • Multiple ways to make elegant and refined handles; including pulled handles, hand-built handles, and multi-part handles.
  • How to securely attach handles to your pots, including ways to ensure a smooth and elegant transition from handle to pot.
  • Different ways to make your handles stand out.
  • The ergonomics of what makes a good handle and important functional considerations.
  • And more!
About Naomi:
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, 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. In 2019, 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, working and travelling across North America, Naomi has recently established a home studio in Stratford, Ontario.


Sep 30 2023


9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Zenfire Pottery & Mercantile
114 Queen Street East, Saint Marys, ON, Canada


Zenfire Pottery & Mercantile

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