Upcoming Ceramics Classes

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Ceramics/Sculpture Department


Instructor: Bill Brazill
February 5–28, 2019
(Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm–7:00pm)

Beginners (18 years and up)


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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


Bill Brazill will be teaching all the fundamentals to throwing on the wheel in this one month long intensive class. This class is a step-by-step approach to learning the basics of throwing pots, and does not include glazing and firing.


1. Introduction to the history of wheel thrown ceramics; history, appreciation and care of MAC ceramics studio; tool making (we will make our own tools)

2. Wedging, centering, re-cycling of clay

3. Learning the five steps of making the classic wheel thrown cyclinder

4. Forming the basic cylinder

5. Altering the basic cylinder to shape functional ware

6. Learning to pull and attach handles to functional ware

7. Bowl construction

8. Trimming the bowl, class review, evaluation


BILL BRAZILL has a BA in art and a MA in photography. He has taught wheel thrown ceramics for 30 years and currently maintains a practice.

TUITION & FEES (includes a $12 materials fee)
Current MAC Members: $280
Non-members: $312 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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$357: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee and a $12 materials fee)
$280: Current Mendocino Art Center member (includes a $12 materials fee)


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