The Falmouth Art Center, home to the Falmouth Artist’s Guild, has a long history of supporting the ceramic arts. From the damp basement of the poor house on Main Street to the state of the art facility we occupy today, the Guild has provided a home for clay in Falmouth.
Our current facility is young and growing. We currently have ten new Shimpo wheels, and a 17 cubic foot Bailey front loading kiln, as well as ample work space. We are actively continuing to improve the facility and acquire new equipment that will allow us to further develop our programming.
The clay program at The Falmouth Art Center has two main educational goals. The first is to provide novice learners of all ages the opportunity to try clay in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity as fostered by professional educators and potters.
Our second goal is to foster the growth of clay artists within their medium by providing classes taught by high level professionals in their field, workshops taught by nationally recognized clay artists, and generous open studio time to allow artists the time to develop their work.
The Falmouth Art Center offers clay classes and workshops for adults and children in wheel-throwing, hand-building, surface design, glazing, and more. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced potter, we have a class for you! Our clay classes are usually offered in 10-week sessions. For children, we offer after-school clay classes and one-week summer clay camps. For class and workshop listings, please visit the Classes and Workshops section of the website.
Once a member of the Art Center has taken a class with us, he or she is eligible to sign up for our Clay Co-op. Co-op members may use the ceramics studio as much as they want whenever there is ‘Open Studio’ time during the week. Clay is purchased from the Art Center. Firings and glazes are included in the Co-op fee. Clay co-op sessions cost $300 for 12 weeks. Please note: If you are enrolled in a class, even as a non-member, open studio time is included in the price of the class.