Studios at First City Art Center

First City Art Center provides open studio access for current ceramics students and studio assistants.

We also offer affordable rental rates and firing packages for makers that are not currently enrolled in classes at FCAC. Rentals are available for the following studios: glass hot shop, flame-working, and ceramic wheel room.

 If you are new to any of our studios, please schedule your time at least one to two weeks in advance and contact the appropriate studio manager for an introduction to the equipment and safety training.

Ben Twingley: Ceramics Studio Manager. Email:

Kellie Sylvester: Glass Studio Manager. Email:

  • Pins and Needles: Open Studio

    Sewing Open Studio is open to students who have sewing experience, their own machine, and supplies. This is a self guided open studio, without set outcomes and learning objectives. Each open studio is lead by instructor Nester Taylor, who will give you helpful suggestions and tips! Students must bring their own machine and supplies. Upcoming…

  • Weekly Firing Packages

    Weekly Firing Package: This package includes 1 bisque and 1 glaze firing per week. Glazing is not included in this package. Weekly Firing Price: $20 per week for makers that are not currently enrolled, or volunteering as assistants in classes at FCAC.  *Current students, instructors, and volunteers qualify for Open Studio at no additional cost….

  • clay vessels created at First City Art Center

    Ceramic Studio Rentals

    Ceramic Studio Rental rates and availability as of September 2021: Rental times are currently on Mondays between 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesday/Thursday 1-4pm All non-student makers renting time in the Ceramics Studio must pre-register and pre-pay. Those that are new to our studio are also required to attend a 30-minute orientation with our Ceramics Studio…

  • Glassblowing in glory hole at First City Art Center Glass Hot Shop

    Glass Hot Shop Open Studio Rentals

    Glass Hot Shop Open Studio Information Prerequisites: All First-time renters at FCAC must complete a safety and equipment orientation with Glass Studio Manager prior to renting the shop. All Hot Shop Open Studio Renters and Glass Guild members must adhere to the following safety policies: Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and natural-fiber clothing (cotton, linen) must…

  • Hand-building Pottery

    Ceramics Open Studio – Current Students/Assistants

    Ceramics Open Studio Students enrolled in one of our six-week pottery classes are able to participate in Open Studio for no additional cost for the duration of the class. This benefit extends to the seventh week right after the session, which allows students to finish work made in class. Current ceramic instructions and studio assistants…