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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Lizzie Helbig

Lizzie Helbig

Lizzie Helbig

Lizzie Helbig

Lizzie Helbig


Instructor: Lizzie Helbig
May 18–20, 2018 (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 explore the boundaries of handbuilding functional wares for the tabletop. Students will learn how to manipulate pinch, coil, and slab techniques to make either a set of simple tabletop forms or a single more developed and intricate center piece. We will focus on learning to think about these techniques as different tools in our toolbox rather than a single way of making from start to finish. In the final part of our workshop we will dip our toes into a couple of surface techniques that can help accentuate the beauty of hand built forms. The techniques covered can be applied to all firing temperatures, but we will focus on mid range.


LIZZIE HELBIG was raised in New Jersey and earned a BFA in Ceramics and Drawing from Green Mountain College in Vermont in 2013. After moving to Mendocino in 2013 to complete a residency at the Mendocino Art Center, she now finds herself happily settled in this little village. She works out of the MAC ceramics studio making objects for everyday life and thought, and finds both tactile and abstract inspiration among the life that blankets our coast and forest and the workings of our small town.

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Current MAC Members: $283
Non-members: $315 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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