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Boulder Potters' Guild



Regular price $190.00 USD
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Workshop Timeline

Friday, May 17:

7pm Artist Talk with slide presentation 45 min, 15 min questions 

Saturday, May 18:

8 am:  Guild opens to participants for coffee and refreshments
9-10 am: Hands-on demonstration using templates to create base form(s)
10-12 pm: Demonstration adding details to the form using tools, talk about how tools are made, composition/arrangement
12-1pm: Lunch  (lunch is not included.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own, and directions to numerous lunch spots nearby will be provided)
1-4 pm: Participants add details to base forms made in the morning, ask questions/individual work time.

Sunday, May 19:

9-11am: Hand-built functional form demonstration
11-12pm: Hands-on making demonstration
12-3pm: Individual work time

Workshop fee

*Guild members, enter your discount code for $10 off at checkout.
*Attendance will be limited to 20 participants. 

The cancellation deadline is Friday May, 10th, one week prior to the workshop event.  Cancellations made after May 10th will forfeit 50% of the registration fee.

Please Join Naomi Peterson for a workshop at The Boulder Potter's Guild!

Naomi Peterson creates objects that invite consideration beyond the inanimate. She mixes bright colors and soft patterns with hard materials to investigate the emotive potential of functional things. Using her traditional ceramic background as a lens with which to view material and process, she builds forms layer by layer, often integrating both analog and digital methods.  

The workshop will consist of an evening lecture, 1 and a half days of demonstrations and hands-on experience.  All levels welcome and no experience necessary!  Participants will be guided by Naomi to explore their own voices through the medium. This hands-on workshop will cover various topics such as using templates to construct forms, embellishing using handmade tools, and more.  Additionally, hand-built functional forms will be covered.  Special tools and templates will be provided.  There will be instruction time and ample time to work.  Participants will create a hand-built soft-slab pie or cake form in addition to learning how to use repetitive processes to layer complexity.  All finished pieces will be fired for pick-up later. Clay and tools will be provided.  If you have your own tools, please bring some along.

Naomi received her MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas (2021) and her BFA in ceramics at the University of Wyoming (2017). She has been an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and participated in the annual, short-term, Neltje artist-in-residence program in 2018. Recently she participated in the Blue Spiral 1 Ceramics Invitational in Asheville, North Carolina, and the 37th annual Denton Arts Council Materials Hard and Soft international exhibition. She currently teaches ceramics at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston and Art League Houston 


About Naomi

My work examines the complexities of relationships and identity through visual and physical metaphors. I gravitate towards dot-like patterns wherein individual elements insignificant on their own, are connected and augmented by proximity to others; the emptiness is full rather than lacking. I use this metaphor as a lens to explore my personal relationships and situation in the vastness of existence.

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