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:

Glass Studio Manager. Email:

  • Wednesday Youth Art Open Studio

    Wednesday Afternoon Youth Art Open Studio Ages 6-16 2024-2025 Upcoming Six Week Wednesday Sessions: $120 / Member Price $114 Session 1: August 21 – September 18 (5 weeks $100) Session 2: September 25 – October 30 Session 3: November 6 – December 18 (No class Thanksgiving Break November 25-29) Open Studio time is for students…

  • Kiln Firing

    NEW! FCAC Kiln Firing: This package is for Oxidation/Electric Bisque (cone 04) OR Glaze (cone 6) … We are a mid/high fire studio only, NO LOW FIRE CLAY ALLOWED … Firing Pricing: Half-Round shelf, 13″ x 26″ x 5″: $35/bisque firing or $30/glaze firing Full Rectangle shelf, 13.5 x 26″ x 5″: $40/bisque firing or…

  • 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 studio. All Hot Shop Open Studio Renters must adhere to the following safety policies: Eye protection, closed-toed shoes, and natural-fiber clothing (cotton, linen) must be worn. No synthetic…

  • 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…