Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Josh Latkin

Josh Latkin

Josh Latkin

Josh Latkin

Josh Latkin


Instructor: Josh Latkin
August 6–12, 2018 (Monday–Sunday, 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


This class will focus on the techniques for building large slab construction ceramic vessels, and will include rolling and curing slabs for stability and shrinkage control, handling large slabs, structural design elements, assembly techniques, tools, stabilizing and drying assembled pieces.

We will also touch on glaze application methods and failure analysis. This class will be at the instructor’s studio in Albion about seven miles south of Mendocino. However, the first day of class will start at the Mendocino Art Center, then we will visit a gallery where Josh’s ceramics are displayed, to see a variety of pieces, then go to Albion for the workshop.

Please bring money to pay the instructor materials fee as Josh will supply the clay.


JOSH LATKIN, a Mendocino Coast resident since 1978, does his art work at his home studio in Albion. Josh began doing these ceramic pieces in 2011 and has developed new methods and techniques to accomplish the construction of the large ceramic vessels he builds. He previously worked in ceramics from 1973 to 1980, and has recently had the opportunity to return to ceramics and create this new style of work.

The ceramic works are high fire stoneware, with all phases of the work being done at his home studio. Each one of the pieces is hand built and unique. Much of the inspiration for these pieces comes from the desire to use new methods to create classic shapes that have been produced for thousands of years. Josh currently shows his work at five galleries in California and Oregon.

Visit Josh Latkin's website

Current MAC Members: $630
Non-members: $700 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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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.

Instructor materials fee: $20

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