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: ceramics@firstcityart.org

Joe Hobbs: Glass Studio Manager. Email: glass@firstcityart.org

  • 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…

  • clay vessels created at First City Art Center

    Ceramic Studio Rentals

    Ceramic Studio Rental rates and availability as of June 2020: Currently offered on Mondays between 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesdays/Thursdays 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 Manager and…

  • 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….

  • Monthly Mini Ceramic Workshop

    Each month FCAC will offer a mini ceramic workshop on the first Wednesday of the month, 1-4 pm.  Each workshop will focus on learning a specific technique, application, or process.  These workshops provide the opportunity for students to learn from a variety artists outside of their scheduled class. The workshop is appropriate for beginners- advanced…