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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Carey Nathanson

Carey Nathanson

Carey Nathanson

Carey Nathanson

Carey Nathanson

Carey Nathanson

Instructor: Carey Nathanson
January 7–February 13, 2020
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am–12pm)

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


Handbuilding techniques were the first techniques employed to make the earliest ceramic pieces, and they are still the most versatile and accessible techniques today. This six-week course is designed for ceramic artists of all levels. Through demonstrations and projects we will cover slab, coil, pinch and solid construction methods to build functional and sculptural forms. Projects will be tailored to fit each student’s skill and experience level. In the last half of the class students will learn about glazes and glaze firings and there will be gas reduction and electric glaze firing options.

Tuesday classes will be demonstration and project introduction time. Thursday classes will be more open studio style student work time with some guidance from the teacher. There will also be Open Studio time available to students on Sundays, 11am to 1pm, with no teacher guidance.


CAREY NATHANSON started working with clay during his high school years in his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Over the past two years, he’s split time between Japan and California working and studying as an assistant to woodfire potter John Dix in Kobe and also as a resident at the Flynn Creek Pottery under woodfire potter Nick Schwartz in Comptche, CA. This past winter, he was a visiting artist at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona, California, and is currently an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center. 

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Current MAC Members: $247
Non-members: $275 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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