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:

  • Firing Package

    FCAC Firing Package: This Firing is for Bisque, Electric Cone 6, Cone 10 Gas, and Raku Firings This package includes 1 bisque and 1 glaze firing. Glazes are not provided in this package. We do not offer Low Fire Glaze Firings. Firing Price: $20 for makers that are not currently enrolled, or volunteering as assistants…

  • clay vessels created at First City Art Center

    Ceramic Studio Rentals

    Ceramic Studio Rental rates and availability: Rental times are currently on Mondays between 9:00am – 3:00pm and Tuesdays 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 sign a…

  • 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…