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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover


Instructor: Cliff Glover
June 19–24, 2017 (Monday–Saturday, 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


The teapot is probably the most challenging vessel for potters to make: getting the lid to fit perfectly, positioning and cutting the spout at the right angle so it doesn’t drip, considering the handle placement and balance. Plus, there are many different teapots which require attention to other details, such as the Japanese side-pouring Kyushu, or a small Hobin, which holds one cup of tea at a time. In this workshop, we will deconstruct how a good teapot is made, and explore an assortment of ways to make all its various parts. We will also hone down our throwing and trimming skills, paying special attention to being efficient and direct as we work. For those who would like instruction in making a few measuring and trimming tools, materials will also be available.


CLIFF GLOVER began studying ceramics in earnest back in 1989, while still working as an editor for Nevada Magazine. In 1991, he moved to California and enrolled in an advanced ceramics program at the Mendocino Art Center. After completion, Cliff and his partner, Marion Miller, opened a studio and gallery in Albion, California, and began earning a living with their chosen craft.

In the ‘90s, they also began studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Chanoyu, with Dr. Shozo Sato, learning how Taoist and Buddhist philosophy is expressed in the simple act of serving tea. The lessons were invaluable for gaining a deeper appreciation for ceramics as well as Japanese culture.

These days Cliff sells his work through his own studio/gallery; as well as through the Highlight Gallery, Mendocino; Northcoast Artists, Fort Bragg; and the Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay.

Visit Cliff Glover's website

Read about Cliff in Mendocino Arts magazine

Read more about Cliff
"Mud, Sweat, and Tears," Ceramics Monthly, September 1999
"Cobalt Blues," Ceramics Monthly, November 2000

View Cliff Glover Pottery

Current MAC Members: $558
Non-members: $620 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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