Studio Solutions

This is a live virtual workshop




Join potters Osa Atoe, Sarah Pike and Naomi Clement as we discuss the ins and outs of setting up a studio.

This 2.5 hr workshop is an inside look at how three full-time professional potters organize our workspaces. 

This virtual workshop will cover:

  • How we set up our studio spaces to maximize productivity, and minimize the strain on our bodies.
  • Setting up a studio on a budget.
  • The tools we use most.
  • Dealing with reclaim. 
  • Creating a healthy career—the physical and emotional side of making pottery.
  • General studio health and safety best practices.
  • Studio ergonomics.  
  • And more!

Workshop Details: 

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Time: 1:00-3:30 pm EST Convert to your time zone here

Workshop Price: $75 USD

Workshop Format:

This is a live virtual workshop held over Zoom. Osa, Sarah and Naomi will each share a presentation outlining their approach to the topics above, with the remainder of the time being reserved for audience questions. Participants will be encouraged to share their questions beforehand. Questions will also be encouraged in the chat, and the workshop will have an additional moderator.

The zoom link and any additional course materials will be hosted on the learning platform Thinkific. Once you register for the course, you will be sent information on your account and how to access the course materials, including the zoom link. 

You will have access to the workshop recording and all course materials for 1 year from the date of purchase and may watch the recording as much as you like during that time.

About the Instructors:


Osa Atoe creates functional and decorative pottery that explores the ideas of timeless beauty and human universality by referencing historical forms. Osa seeks to build a vocabulary of forming, decorating and firing techniques that link her work to a lineage of potters both contemporary and historical, extending back to Nigeria where her parents immigrated from in the 1970s. Osa’s work is also responsive to the natural environment, specifically the Gulf Coast of Florida where she lives, and the geographical and climatic conditions that nurture and impact us. Learn more about Osa and her work here

Sarah Pike

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
This is a virtual workshop, simply purchase it here 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.

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?
Pottery Technique courses have an access time of 90 days and Professional Development courses are accessible for 1 year -both from the date of purchase. You can watch your course as much as you like during that time, and on any devices you own!

What kinds of tools do I need to take a pottery workshop?
You will be able to make everything I demonstrate using the basic pottery tools you already have on hand. So as long as you have some clay, and your standard pottery tools (wire cutter, knife, sponge, and a board to work on), you’ll be good to go. One thing you will need access to is a kiln to fire your finished work. If you want to know more about the tools I use most in my work, check out this video.

Due to the digital nature of this product we don’t offer refunds.

$75.00 USD