Event Details

MAC Gallery Art Explorations:
Traditional Pottery Methods of
Mexico and Central America

Friday, January 25, 2019 through Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:00 PM
2nd Floor Classroom


Timed to coincide with Monroe Arts Center’s Mata Ortiz Pottery: Artistic Rebirth of a Mexican Village gallery exhibit and demonstrations, this 5-week course will allow to students to use their imaginations to create coil pots in the styles used in Mexico and Central America. Students will learn how to slip and burnish their designs. Pots will be fired offsite and returned ready to be displayed.

This 5-week series taught by Wisconsin artist Jennifer Mally, is open to high school students and adults. Classes will include demonstrations, hands-on instruction, along with discussion and education on color mixing and painting techniques. 

Week 1: Friday, January 25, 2019 - Week 1 Class will meet at 5:00 pm, 1/2 hour prior to the 5:30 pm "Mata Ortiz Pottery: Artistic Rebirth of a Mexican Village" gallery talk.

Week 2: Thursday, February 7, 2019      4-6:00 pm
Week 3: Thursday, February 21, 2019    4-6:00 pm
Week 4: Thursday, March 7, 2019          4-6:00 pm
Week 5: Thursday, March 21, 2019        4-6:00 pm

Fee: $40 - All supplies included (participants should bring a notebook and pen)
For: High School Students and Adults
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019
Register by phone at 608-325-5700 or in person at Monroe Arts Center (1315 11th Street)
Click HERE for Registration Form and Class Descriptions.

Jennifer Mally is a printmaker, painter, and figurative sculptor. Her creative career began as a mechanical engineer in 1990. She earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison after a year abroad where she attended a textile arts school in Varkaus, Finland. After years of machine design, Mally began looking for a more aesthetic outlet for her creativity, so she opened the Blackberry Glass Studio. For eight years she designed art-glass installations for architects and interior designers. In 2010 she returned to school and earned her Art Education license from Edgewood Collage in Madison, Wisconsin.

Mally's interest in ceramic sculpture began as a child, as her grandmother was a well-known figurative artist in the Detroit, Michigan area. She explored the human figure through wax, bronze, and clay. Starting very young, Mally would work alongside her grandmother in her studio drawing and sculpting clay.

Mally is the current director of the Adamah Clay Studios of Bethel Horizons and the Executive Director for Potters for Peace. She continues to express her love of art through printmaking, painting, and figurative sculpture work in clay.