Clay Artisan


Boston University, Bachelor of Applied Arts in Ceramics, Program in Artisanry 1980.

Since 1974 Naomi has continued her training by participating in such workshops as:

Raku Workshop with Toshiko Takaezu, Clinton NJ

New School for Social Research, New York City: Drawing, Painting, Silk Screening

Peter’s Valley Craftsmen, Layton NJ: Raku Workshop with Robert Piepenburg

Haystack-Hinckley, Waterville ME: Ceramics Workshop

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield CT: Colored Clay Workshop with Katie Kazen

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Hanover NH: Colored Clay Workshop with Carole Aioki

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME: Colored Clay Workshop with Curtis Benzle

North Country Studio Workshops offer biennial advanced level workshops for craft professionals –

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT: Expressive Functional Pottery with Jeff Oestreich

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT: Form and Surface with Suze Lindsay

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT: Porcelain Tableware with Silvie Granatelli

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington VT: Handbuilding Sculptural Forms with Marc Leuthold

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT: Alternative Firing Techniques and Large Scale Throwing with James Watkins

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington VT: Clay Sculpture with Adrian Arleo

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington VT: Slab, Color and Surface with Lana Wilson



 Carol Sevick, Potter, Westminster West VT

Elizabeth McDonald, Ceramicist, Bridgewater CT

Fred Tregaskis, Potter, Kent CT



Artpark, Lewiston NY



University of NH, Durham NH for members of the NH Potter’s Guild

Horizons School of Crafts, Elderhostels, Williamsburg MA

Horizons School of Crafts, Guest Artist for youth program, Williamsburg MA

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Hanover NH

South County Art Association, Kingston RI

Wesleyan Potters, Wesleyan CT

Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA

Interlaken School of Crafts, Lenox, Ma.

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Ct.

Westchester Arts Workshop, White Plains, N.Y.

Ventura Potter’s Guild, Camarillo, Ca.

Vermont Alliance of Arts Education Conference, Chester, VT

Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Ma.

IS183, Lenox, Ma.

League of N.H. Craftsmen, Concord, N.H. 

Sawmill Pottery, Putnam, Ct.


Ceramics teacher at The Putney School, a boarding high school, in Putney, Vermont since September 1998 



Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT – “Winter Trees” Group Show January – March 2016

118 Elliot, 17 Artists 3 Days, Brattleboro-West Arts, Brattleboro, VT December 2015

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center – Lindenfeld + Lindenfeld: Dialog, Brattleboro, VT March – May 2015

The Works Bakery and Cafe – Brattleboro-West Arts Group Farm Art Show June 2014

Sharon Art Center, N.H. Potter’s Guild Invitational July 2013

Cherry Street Artisans and Cafe, Brattleboro, VT December 2008-2013

C.X. Silver Gallery, Brattleboro-West Arts Group Show, West Brattleboro, VT June 2009, September 2010

McGowan Fine Arts, NCSW Exhibit, Concord, NH March 2009

The Putney School Currier Gallery, Art Faculty Show, Putney, VT October 1998, 2000/04/06/08/10/12

Contemporary Crafts Show, Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman, NJ December 2002/03/04/05/06/07

Celebrating Art Teachers, Windham Art Gallery, Brattleboro, VT March 2005/06/07/14

Feature Artisan, Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT March 2004

Craft Transformed, PIA Retrospective, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Ma. Fall 2003

Neriage, Nerikomi and Beyond, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Ct. January 2000

Feature Artisan, Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro VT June 1997/1994

Feature Artisan, Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier VT June 1996

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Juried Show, Keene NH March 1995/October 2005

Transformations, Princeton University Store, Princeton NJ December1992/93/94/95

Vahki, a special exhibition of Japanese techniques, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ 1992

Teapot Show, Vespermann Gallery, Atlanta GA 1990

Teapot Show, Lee Sclar Gallery, Morristown NJ 1989

River Valley Performing Arts Center, Invitational Show, Putney VT 1986/90

Living with Crafts” League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH


Group Show, Peter’s Valley Craft Center Gallery, Layton NJ 1986

Salute to the Program in Artisanry, Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston MA 1985

Stratton Arts Festival, Stratton Mountain VT 1984/85/86/87/88/94/95/96/97

Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro VT 1983/86/87

Common Ground Restaurant, Brattleboro VT 1983/86

Make it New”, University of New Hampshire, Portsmouth NH 1982



Living With Craft”, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH Best in Functional Ceramics for “Tea Leaves” Tea Set. 2013

Living with Craft”, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee NH Public Choice Award and Best Collaboration Award, with Bill Butler, for Fountain 1997

Living With Craft”, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH 2001   Best in Ceramics, for “Pinch Pot Trio”


Naomi has participated in the Brattleboro-West Arts Open Studio Tour since its inception in 2008 and the League of N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair in Sunapee, N.H. Since 1983. Her work may also be seen in a selection of craft outlets around the northeast.


She is a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the N.H. Potter’s Guild, the Vermont Crafts Council and is one of the founders (in 1983) of the Brattleboro Clayworks, a potter’s collective.


She has been working out of her home studio in West Brattleboro since the fall of 2003



 A Studio Potter magazine. January 1995

 Ceramics Monthly magazine. September 1996

 Handbuilt Ceramics, by Kathy Triplett, Lark Press 1998

 Colour in Clay, by Jane Waller, Crowood Press 1998

 Colouring Clay by Jo Connell, University of Pa. Press 2007

 Ceramics Monthly magazine, January 2016



Empty Bowls”, Brattleboro, VT October 2004, 2005. Putney, VT October 2006 to present

North Country Studio Workshops, November 2005 to March 2012

Brattleboro-West Arts Trustee, January 2008 – 2012

Brattleboro-West Arts Publicity Committee, January 2008 to present