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.
If you are new to FCAC, please see the campus map at the bottom of the page for studio location.
If the class start date is rescheduled due to city, state, or national mandates, you will be issued or reissued a credit for this class. 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, proper hand-washing, and we encourage you to wear a mask for your safety and the safety of other students. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you in the studio!
- July 21- August 25
- Sept 8- Oct 13
- Oct 27 – Dec 1st
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. More Information.
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.