Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Alissa Mittl

Alissa Mittl

Alissa Mittl


Instructor: Alissa Mittl
May 11–13, 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


Wall-mounted ceramic work provides an ideal surface for detailed and compelling imagery. Through experimentation, students will learn how clay can be treated as a two-dimensional canvas. We will begin by constructing practical, dynamic forms ideal for wall hanging. Historical and contemporary examples of wall-mounted work will be presented to help students develop ideas.

Once our forms are complete, we will begin to build upon the surface, to create an active, dynamic, and rich tapestry of information. Slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, stains, glazes and various carving techniques will give students ample opportunity to explore and achieve their individual goals. By the end of this course, students will have gained a comprehensive understanding of wall-mounted ceramic work and a finished, glazed piece.


ALISSA MITTL received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Florida State University. She has apprenticed for working ceramic artists Sue Tirrell and Julie Guyot, and received fellowships to attend workshops at both Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Penland School of Crafts. Originally from southwest Florida, her work has shown both locally and nationally. Mittl is currently in her second term as a Ceramic Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center. Her work can be found at the Mendocino Art Center and in her online Etsy store Mittl Ceramics.

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Current MAC Members: $283
Non-members: $315 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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