Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller


Instructor: Jacob Miller
April 19–22, 2018 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels (basic understanding of ceramics/sculpture beneficial)


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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


In this workshop students will be instructed on the construction of ceramic busts. This includes assistance in building clay solid, hallowing it out, sculpting anatomy and some surfacing techniques. All skill levels are welcome but some basic understanding of ceramics or sculpture is greatly beneficial.


JACOB MILLER is a mixed material sculptor working predominately in figurative ceramics, and is currently a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center. He was originally drawn to the challenging aspects of the wheel and ceramics during high school, and at Illinois Central College. Although his work was always loosely inspired by the human figure, it wasn’t until his time at Alfred University as a BFA student that he addressed the figure directly.

For two years following graduation Jacob returned home to Central Illinois, got a day job as an apprentice carpenter, and started renting studio space. Although it was far from ideal, this post-graduation period gave him a tangible feeling of working class life in America. It also served to give Jacob a good deal of practical knowledge about carpentry and woodworking, which are increasingly integrated in his practice.

Current MAC Members: $373
Non-members: $415 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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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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