This 6 week class introduces beginners to basic wheel techniques. The course will include wedging, centering clay, throwing a variety of bowl and cylinder forms such as cups and vases, finishing and glazing.
This class provides individual attention to beginners and then enables students to evolve at their own level and improve their skills in clay. This class is great for the first year of learning to throw on the wheel.
If you are new to FCAC, please see the campus map at the bottom of the page for studio location.
- Jan 5th – Feb 9th
- Feb 23rd – Mar 30th
- Apr 13th – May 18th
- Jun 1st – Jul 6th
- Jul 20th – Aug 24th
- Sept 7th – Oct 12th
- Oct 26th – Nov 30th
Artist/ Instructor Bio
Meaghan Gates is a ceramic artist who received her BFA from California State University, Chico and her MFA from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as a Distinguished Art Fellow. She has worked on projects at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan, Sanbao Ceramic Institute in China, in collaboration with Ammachi Labs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) in southern India, and across the United States. Her ceramic sculptures have been shown and collected both nationally and internationally. Currently, she continues to develop new forms and is an adjunct professor at the University West Florida.
When you arrive for class please use the De Soto Street entrance to enter the FCAC parking lot. You may park anywhere in the lot that is available, but please do not block cars from exiting. There are several parking spaces along Guillemard St. if you need closer parking than available in the parking lot.
The IMPACT 100 Ceramic Studio (building #1) is located on the left side of the warehouse patio. The patio is straight ahead when entering the parking lot. Look for the double glass doors for the studio entrance to the left when you step onto the patio.
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.
* On evening hours if no students show up by 7:45 p.m. the studio may close.
COVID-19 Campus Policies
We are taking all the CDC precautions to ensure the safety of students and staff. Please adhere to the signage in the studio, follow all cleaning protocols given by the instructor, practice social distancing, and proper hand-washing. Face coverings are required inside all classrooms. If you have a health issue that prevents you from wearing a mask, please include that in the registration details.