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Meet Giuliano Zuccato, the clay modeler who sculpted the design for the first-generation Ford Mustang

– Monday, November 2, 2015 12:00AM

Free Nov. 11 event at Macomb Community College features perspectives from Zuccato along with information about digital sculpting careers

Giuliano Zuccato, world-famous clay modeler and artist who sculpted the design for the first-generation Ford Mustang, will talk about what led him to take up sculpture, how he got his job at Ford and what it was like to work on the design for the original “pony” car on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at Macomb Community College in Warren.

In addition, at Modeling the Mustang: Hands-on Lessons for the Digital Age, prospective students will learn about  digital and clay modeling from industry experts and find out how the Macomb’s digital sculptor certificate and associate degree programs can help prepare them this in-demand career.

Zuccato will be joined by a panel of industry experts who can discuss what it’s like to work in digital and clay modeling today. A 1965 Mustang convertible will also be on display.

“Our digital sculptor program is for people who have creative skills and also like working with technology and using technical skills to solve problems,” said Joe Petrosky, dean, engineering and advanced technology, Macomb Community College. “Workers with that combination of skills are prized and in demand by employers.”

The free event will be held Nov. 11 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the S Building on Macomb Community College’s South Campus in Warren. Registration is available online  at  or by phone at 586.445.7117.

Macomb’s product development - digital sculptor program, the only one offered by a community college in Michigan, prepares students for work in industrial design studios, focusing on the development of both the necessary technical and creative skills. Instruction includes digital manufacturing, computer numerical control applications, conceptual drawing, rendering techniques, clay modeling, and the drafting, modeling and assembly features of industry-specific software.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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