Mudflat is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations to Mudflat are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Mudflat's Summer 2017 Appeal: Let’s Share Our Love of Clay

In 2017 Mudflat is committed to broadening our community outreach programming. Your support helps us accomplish this goal!

We kicked off the year with programs held at the Mystic Learning Center in Somerville. Workshops were held for 3 groups -- pre-teens, teens, and families -- with a total of 45 participants. We also led a workshop for families with The Welcome Project, an organization providing education and advocacy for new immigrants in Somerville.

Mudflat recently hired Jenny Dworkin as our Community Outreach Director. Jenny has been identifying new partnership organizations and opportunities for Mudflat. We will be kicking off our first program in July with Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program that provides clinical and wellness services for post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families.

Mudflat has a long history of special programs and outreach as an ongoing commitment to the local community and to enhance and encourage the vital, creative development of ceramic arts in the greater Boston area. Recent programs include weekly classes for Somerville Full Circle High School students, afterschool clay classes at Somerville Community School programs, field trips for Girl Scout troops, preschool and kindergarten workshops, and classes at Somerville and Cambridge senior centers.

Please consider making a gift to Mudflat today to support our efforts to bring clay to more youth, adults and families in our community. Thank you!


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.

Thank you!

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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.

Thank you!

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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.

Thank you!

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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.

Thank you!

Donate now to the Mudflat Building Fund