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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover

Cliff Glover


Instructor: Cliff Glover
August 23–26, 2017 (Wednesday–Saturday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

This class is no longer available for registration. For more information, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


There are few glazes in the potter’s pallet as challenging, or intriguing, as Shino glazes. The glaze can be red as a Martian landscape; gold as an autumn sunset; or black as a printer’s inkwell, invoking the depth and mystery of a galaxy. In this workshop we will explore the many sides of Shino with an assortment of recipes, clay bodies, and application techniques. Altogether, you will gain the experience and information you need to continue your own journey with this ubiquitous glaze.


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: $378
Non-members: $420 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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