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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Ian Hazard-Bill

Ian Hazard-Bill

Ian Hazard-Bill

Ian Hazard-Bill


Instructor: Ian Hazard-Bill
July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00pm–4:00pm PDT):
4-week session – 8 classes

Registration deadline is June 22, 2020
Students will be sent a Zoom invitation on July 6, 2020

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You're not a good Potter until you can make good handles, lids, and spouts. There are a multitude of ways to make handles, lids, and spouts, and none of them are necessarily wrong. Yet to make any of these three elements well is a real challenge, it takes a lot of care attention and trial by error. This online class will include demo videos, slide lectures, as well as interactive feedback and discussions. The aim is to help you to understand the functional details that make these elements work well and how those functional elements relate to aesthetic beauty. Both wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques will be covered. We will be conducting this class on the Zoom platform.

IAN HAZARD-BILL was born and raised in Marin County. He started working in clay in high school and has continued since. He has a B.A. in ceramics and community-based sustainability from The Evergreen State College. He has been an apprentice to Seth Cardew in Spain for three months, an Artist in Residence at the Cub Creek Foundation, studio manager at Sugar Maples Center for the Arts, as the assistant to the Director at Cub Creek Foundation, and as an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center before taking over as the Ceramics Program Coordinator. He makes functional pottery on the wheel, and with a unique slab-building technique and fires his work in wood or salt/soda kilns.

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Current MAC Members: $292
Non-members: $325 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.

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