Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Tiffany Schmierer

Tiffany Schmierer

Tiffany Schmierer


Instructor: Tiffany Schmierer

September 22–24, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


This workshop will cover a wide range of surface techniques for creating a rich assortment of texture, pattern, and imagery on the ceramic surface. We will explore carving, stamps and impressions, sprig molds, relief, inlay, stencils, resist materials, several print methods, a variety of underglaze applications, decorative slip and glaze design applications, and more. We will work on tiles of various stages: wet through bisque. The surface skills learned during the workshop can be applied in your studio to sculpture or pottery, for a range of temperatures.


TIFFANY SCHMIERER grew up in the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester, PA. She completed her BFA degree at the University of Oklahoma in three-dimensional arts. She then moved to the West Coast where she earned her MFA in ceramics from San Francisco State University in 2004. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA, where she heads the ceramics program. Schmierer has exhibited in national and regional shows. She has received multiple recognitions for her artwork including the Alpha Award for Best in Show at the California Clay Competition, First Place at America’s Clay Fest, and the Niche Award for Professional Ceramic Sculpture. Her artwork is in multiple public and private collections.

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Current MAC Members: $216
Non-members: $240 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $20

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