Mudflat is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations to Mudflat are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you for your generous support!
Mudflat General Fund
Our vision for Mudflat’s growth in our new home includes a breadth and depth of high quality programs that develop the creative and technical skills of potters and sculptors of all ages and abilities; the opportunity for expanded programming that includes more visiting artists, adjunct classes and community outreach opportunities; and studio arrangements that encourage interaction and collaborations among professional ceramic artists. All of these support Mudflat’s mission to promote excellence and participation in the ceramic arts.
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Mudflat Scholarship Funds
Mudflat's four scholarship funds are supported by the generous contributions from individuals and by revenues from our Open Studio Pottery Raffles.
A limited number of partial scholarships for any adult class are available each semester to adult students needing financial assistance through the John McCooey Fund, established in 1998 in memory of a long-time Mudflat student.
In 2004 Mudflat established a scholarship fund to benefit children and their families. The Elee Koplow Scholarship Fund, in memory of this long-time Mudflat artist and teacher, provides financial assistance for children, teen, and parent & child classes.
A scholarship fund in memory of Mudflat founder Ellen Schorr was established in 2015 with support from Ellen's family and friends. Scholarships will be awarded to adult students who are seriously pursuing education in the ceramic arts.
Our newest scholarship fund was established in 2016 by family members to honor Judith Fuchel-Mahler. Scholarships will be awarded to adult students who are studying handbuilding and sculpture in the ceramic arts.
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Mudflat Community Outreach Program Fund
As a complement to our core program of classes and workshops for adults, children and teens, Mudflat offers opportunities for school and youth groups to visit our facility for a hands-on experience working with clay. These field trip visits are led by Mudflat faculty and incorporate age-appropriate clay working techniques in handbuilding and wheelthrowing skills. Participants create works in clay that they make and decorate; all work is fired in Mudflat kilns to produce a finished product.
Contributions to Mudflat's Community Outreach Program Fund will support visits to Mudflat by groups with limited financial resources and provide a valuable artistic experience for all children and teens hoping to explore their creativity in clay.
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Mudflat Building Fund
Our new building at 81 Broadway in Somerville opened in August 2011. Mudflat's $3.8 million renovation of the old Broadway Theatre into a premier clay school and studio is stunning, full of light, air, space and happy ceramic artists. This new home for Mudflat is an exciting place, with larger classrooms, improved equipment, additional artist studios, and a new space for expanded programs and community events.
Your donations, large and small, to Mudflat's Building Fund, are much appreciated and will guarantee the success of the project as well as Mudflat's future health as a thriving cultural organization.
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