HarrisCenter for the Arts Three Stages

Harris Center
for the Arts

Three Stages

  • Class schedule now online

    Class schedule now online

    The Spring 2016 class schedule is online now! Click on the photo for more info.
  • Supporting Student Success

    Supporting Student Success

    Folsom Lake College offers a variety of free workshops to help students succeed
  • Final Exams

    Final Exams

    Click here for the Fall 2015 final exam schedule
  • Community Observatory Invites You

    Community Observatory Invites You

    See the stars at the Community Observatory behind the El Dorado Center!
  • Winter Break

    Winter Break

    The college will be closed for Winter Break Dec. 24-Jan. 3.
  • Thanksgiving Recess

    Thanksgiving Recess

    The college will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 26-29
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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.