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Born in NYC, Susannah Israel has a gritty yet passionate view of humanity, drawn from city life. Israel's expressive work is widely exhibited, appearing in collections around the world. Career distinctions include residencies at Archie Bray, Doelger Center, Jentel Foundation, and the Mendocino Art Center; honors including the prestigious Fletcher Challenge Premier Award, Virginia Groot Foundation Award, MFA in Ceramics SF State University, and writing on contemporary clay artists. Israel has given many workshops, and worked in factory sites in California and Kansas, sculpting massive industrial clay pipe. 







May 23–26, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm) SP19C214 • 

All levels You may register online until 2 weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:  707 937-5818, ext. 10

or 800 653-3328, ext. 10



Chance favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

Susannah Israel returns to the Mendocino Art Center with more unique and innovative ways to conceive, construct, and finish ceramic sculpture. In this class we will review both image and content, delving into our own private cast of characters and using them as a source for expressing meaningful imagery and deeply personal ideas. Bring your sketchbook, tools and a sense of adventure.




                 Susannah Israel     


      2019 Mendocino Art Center Classes


Photo by Larry Lare Nelson

Reclining Nude With Train Tracks, Mendocino Art Center Workshop, 2014

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