In this 6 week class students will learn clay hand-building techniques. Students will focus on functional and decorative pottery with a variety of traditional and modern techniques. Participants learn freehand and mold techniques to make a wide range of forms, from bowls and mugs to wall hangings and platters.
Forms will be complimented through glazing and finishing techniques that add color and design to the work.
This course is for beginner and intermediate students.
- Jan 7th – Feb 11th
- Feb 25th – Apr 1st
- Apr 15th – May 20th
- June 3rd – July 8th
- July 22nd – Aug 26th
- Sept 9th – Oct 14th
- Oct 28th – Dec 2nd
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, 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 hand building and sculpture studio (building #3), is located in the Northeast corner of campus, to your far right when entering the parking lot. The classroom is a yellow building. See the campus map below.
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 one shows 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.
Thursday Evenings from 6:00pm till 9:00pm
- Students under 18 must be approved by the instructor before enrolling. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participant/Guardian is responsible for notifying FCAC if there are any considerations, medical conditional, ect. that the Instructor should be aware of.
- WAIVER: Signed waivers are required for participation. Please sign and bring with you to your class.
- Price includes one bag of clay, all materials, use of studio tools, firing and Open Studio time for the duration of the class.
Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.
Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com.
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