Harris Center for the Arts

Harris Center
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Three Stages

  • Student Art Show

    Student Art Show

    Annual Art Exhibition runs through May 13 at the Harris Center for the Arts
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  • Fast-Track classes

    Fast-Track classes

    While most Spring classes have begun, there are a variety of classes that start throughout the semester.
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  • Promise Program

    Promise Program

    Applications for FLC/Rancho Cordova College Promise program opens Feb. 1
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  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
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  • Spring Blood Drive

    Spring Blood Drive

    It's almost time for the FLC Spring Blood Drive!
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  • Career & Internship Fair

    Career & Internship Fair

    Join us for a special networking event on Wed., April 5 from 10am-1pm
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Home >  Academics >  Visual & Performing Arts Division >  Visual Arts Department >  Faculty Biographies-Art >  Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes, MFA

Brian HayesIn 1976, after college, graduate degree work, raising my family and fifteen years of full time teaching I took a long break. I established my pottery and gallery at Gold Hill, near Coloma, California. This is eight miles from the homestead on which my grandfather was born and I spent my youth.

In 1989 I made the first of four adventure and research trips to Japan to work with potters, fire wood burning kilns and to study the culture and aesthetics of Japanese art and Shinto beliefs... .

Projects in my studio projects are created in stoneware clays, fired in ancient Japanese style wood burning kilns and modern gas fueled kilns. My work reflects my interest in Japanese and Native American cultures.

When I am not in the mountains hiking and fishing, or in my studio, I am often at the El Dorado Center of Folsom Lake College where I teach as an adjunct professor in areas of clay sculpture, pottery, and art history. My master's Degree is in Japanese Aesthetics and Philosophy.