Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Mitch Iburg

Mitch Iburg

Mitch Iburg

Mitch Iburg


Instructor: Mitch Iburg and Zoë Powell
September 4–8, 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. Please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar to register for this class:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Learn the foundations of working with local clays and minerals. This workshop will provide instruction on identifying, harvesting, processing, and testing a variety of natural materials occurring along the Mendocino coastline. Participants will learn how to use the region’s unique mineral resources to develop clay bodies, slips, and glazes. Students will have the opportunity to fire two styles of gas kilns using experimental loading techniques with local plant materials, shells, and charcoal. Topics discussed in this workshop will easily translate to home studio practice.


MITCH IBURG received his Bachelor of Arts from Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) in 2011 and has since completed residencies in Virginia, New York, Denmark, and California. He has worked extensively with indigenous clay and mineral resources throughout the country while maintaining an emphasis on the wood fired vessel genre. He currently works from his Saint Paul, Minnesota, studio.

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ZOË POWELL holds a B.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Biology from The College of William & Mary, and is currently working as a studio ceramist in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her sculptural work serves as a formal exploration of human emotions; an attempt to visualize the intangible. Zoë is a former wood fire resident of both Cub Creek Foundation, in Appomattox, Virginia, and Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Project, in Loch Lomond, California. She is a past VMFA fellowship recipient and has been awarded numerous grants for her work with native clays and wood firing. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the country.

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Current MAC Members: $450
Non-members: $500 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.

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