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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel


Instructor: Susannah Israel
May 21–24, 2020 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
Advanced level

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Mendocino Art Center classes, open studios, and exhibits will be postponed, and the gallery store will be closed, through May 31. More information


Art Practice is a fusion of many key elements which develop through the sustained pursuit of our ideas. This class provides an opportunity for students with established skills in clay to take a thoughtful look at philosophy, influences and process. We will plan, construct and complete a piece during the workshop, accompanied by discussions and instructor lectures and demonstrations. Please be prepared to give a short presentation on your work. Bring your favorite tools, a notebook (mandatory) and a project you're excited about. This is a chance to harness the creative energy and uniquely inspiring experience of the workshop for your personal and professional goals as an artist.


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 public and private collections around the world. Career distinctions include residencies at Archie Bray, Doelger Center, Jentel Foundation, and the Mendocino Art Center. Honors include the prestigious Fletcher Challenge Premier Award, Virginia Groot Foundation Award, an MFA in Ceramics at SF State University, and critical 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 clay fee)
Current MAC Members: $432
Non-members: $480 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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