Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel


Instructor: Susannah Israel
May 23–26, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! 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



“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

– Louis Pasteur

Susannah Israel returns to the Mendocino Art Center with more unique and innovative ways to conceive, construct, and finish ceramic sculpture. In this class we will review both image and content, delving into our own private cast of characters and using them as a source for expressing meaningful imagery and deeply personal ideas. Bring your sketchbook, tools and a sense of adventure.


Born in New York, SUSANNAH ISRAEL has a gritty yet passionate view of humanity, drawn from city life. Humor and struggle are always part of the message. Israel's expressive work is widely exhibited, appearing in catalogs and collections around the world. Career distinctions include residencies at Archie Bray, Doelger Center, Jentel Foundation, and the Mendocino Art Center; honors including the prestigious Fletcher Challenge Premier Award, Virginia Groot Foundation Award, an MFA in Ceramics at SF State University, and writing on contemporary clay artists. Israel has given many workshops, and worked in factory sites in California and Kansas, sculpting massive industrial clay pipe. At home in Oakland, she works in her studio and teaches college courses in art.

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TUITION & FEES (includes a $30 materials fee)
Current MAC Members: $387
Non-members: $430 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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