Ceramics Studio

The Firehouse Art Center ceramics studio is located on the second floor of the Firehouse. This community space will host youth and adult classes that will explore wheelthrowing, handbuilding, and a variety of glazing techniques. The studio includes an electric kiln, two pottery wheels, spacious work tables, lockable storage, utility sink, and a variety of tools for all your ceramics needs! The space also provides an ample amount of natural lighting and a ventilation system.

Membership:
Annual ceramics membership fee: $45
Annual ceramics membership fee for current Firehouse Artist Members: $25.00

Membership Includes:
-Full access to studio during open studio hours
-discounted firing fees
-discounted class fees for all Firehouse ceramics classes
-inclusion in Firehouse Ceramics booth at ArtWalk Longmont events

Clay is available for purchase, but please note you are to provide your own glazes or glaze ingredients. We have a beam scale and other tools needed if you like to mix your own glazes! Members can sign up to occupy a locker. Lockers are $25.00/year.

Play with Clay (once a month)

Who: Firehouse Artist Members and Firehouse Ceramics Members or anyone interested in learning more about our ceramics membership!

Where: Firehouse Art Center Main Gallery- 667 4th Ave Longmont, CO

Join us for a casual gathering to play with clay and meet fellow Firehouse artist or ceramics members. Open to folks of all levels, demos will be shown for construction for beginners or just come and do your own thing! Only 12 dollars and the class covers your clay and for your pieces to get bisque fired. You can then pick up your fired work to paint at home or bring to our next Play with Clay night to glaze the work. Handbuilding projects only.

About our ceramics instructors:

Marie McCreery is a ceramicist who has been working in the field for over 30 years. She creates mostly handmade stoneware pottery, focusing on functional ware with great care given to hand decorating, carving and painting. Marie has an art degree from CU Boulder, was a founder of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-op, and managed the Boulder Pottery Lab.
Marie will be teaching classes for all ages at the Firehouse, and she graciously donated most of the equipment and supplies being used in the Firehouse ceramics studio. We couldn’t have done it without her!

Grace Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary artist and Longmont native with a passion for providing ample creative opportunities for local art enthusiasts. Her personal art practice often explores her mixed-race/Chicanx identity and encourages empathy, equity, and pride within our communities. Grace graduated in the Spring of 2020 from MSU Denver with a BFA in painting and ceramics and is currently the Firehouse Art Center’s curatorial and administrative assistant.
Website: www.GraceGutierrezStudio.com