Pottery Production Practices
Learn how to stream-line your production methods and manage your time in the studio!
With Sarah Pike & Naomi Clement
Join potters Sarah Pike and Naomi Clement as we discuss the ins and outs of being full-time artists!
This two-hour workshop is an inside look at how two full-time professional potters structure our days and manage our time as makers.
This virtual workshop will cover:
- Structuring time in the studio, and ways we streamline production
- How we schedule our making cycles & what our days look like
- Balancing studio time vs. admin time
- Work/life balance
- Creating sustainable careers—the physical and emotional side of making pottery
- Dealing with studio burnout, and learning to say no
- And more!
Note: This workshop is more about how we structure our time and balance wearing all the different hats we have to don as creative entrepreneurs. If you want a workshop about the business side of things and pricing, check out the new Pricing Perspectives Workshop!
About the Instructors:
Sarah Pike is a full-time potter living and making pots in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. She makes functional slab-built pottery in her home studio on an acre of land on the edge of a little ski town. Her pottery is inspired by many things, including the landscape around her home, the rich history of ceramics, but also by antique tinware, textured metal, and old things you might find in barns. She has taught workshops and exhibited her work across the US and Canada. Learn more about her work here.
Naomi Clement is a full-time artist based out of Stratford, Ontario. She received my BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2003, and her MFA from Louisiana State University. When she’s not in the studio making pots, Naomi is often found in front of her computer—either teaching virtual workshops or working on all the behind-the-scenes aspects of being a creative entrepreneur. She loves teaching workshops to help other potters find their voice as artists and pursue their creative career with confidence. Learn more about her work here.
About The Instructor
Hi, I’m Naomi Clement, I’m a ceramic artist, teacher, and creative entrepreneur. I’ve been working in clay for over 22 years, and I’ve taught workshops and exhibited my work all across Canada and the US. I have my BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, and my MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University.
When I graduated from art school (both times!) I had no idea how to go about actually being a professional artist and making a living. Sure, I knew how to make my work and talk about it, but navigating social media, creating websites, setting up a studio, working with galleries, and pricing my work? I had to figure that out on my own. So much of what I know and what I do as a full-time professional artist has been learned by trial and lots of error (LOTS of it).
I teach classes like this to share all my hard-won professional experience with folks, and help make things a little easier for y'all.
This is the class that I wish I could have taken when I was first starting out!
How do I access the recording and other course materials?
Once you register for the workshop, you’ll get all the info on how to access the course delivered right to your inbox within about 15 min. You will need to create a login password within Naomi’s e-learning platform, Thinkific. Please save that information in your browser, so that you can easily access the course materials whenever you like.
How long do I have access to this course?
You’ll have access to this course for 1 year from the date of purchase. You can watch it as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own!
How does it work?
This is a virtual workshop, simply purchase it in the shop! After that, check your inbox for an email from my virtual platform, Naomi’s School, with a link to login to your new account and access the course. The zoom link to the live class will be in your student dashboard, along with any other course materials.
Note: if you have previously purchased workshops through my website, the new course will be added to your existing student dashboard. Simply login there to access the new course.
Due to the digital nature of this product we don’t offer refunds.
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