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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Maxwell Mustardo

Maxwell Mustardo

Maxwell Mustardo

Maxwell Mustardo


Instructor: Maxwell Mustardo
April 19–21, 2019 (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 examines life-sculpting from objects with a specific focus on replicating material qualities. Whether creating a vase or a cube, the character of that object can be manipulated by exploiting the physical qualities of other materials, such as the soft, rolling undulations of silk or the relentlessly gooey melt of a nice grilled cheese. Using the study of fabric as a jumping off point for abstraction, our goal will be to improve our powers of articulation with primarily hand-building techniques.

Demonstrations and discussions of historical and contemporary references will help to guide projects and encourage open-ended experimentation and engagement. Attendees are welcome to develop a project in advance or create one on the spot. Live demos will include multiple methods of coiling, pinching, and throwing techniques useful for both functional and sculptural applications, in addition to a menagerie of tips and tricks for altering and refining at different stages of making. Students of all skill levels are encouraged to join!


MAXWELL MUSTARDO was born in 1993 in rural New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2017.

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TUITION & FEES (includes a $15 materials fee)
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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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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