Harris Center for the Arts

Harris Center
for the Arts

Three Stages

  • Fast-Track classes

    Fast-Track classes

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

    Promise Exceeds Expectations

    The inugural year of the Rancho Cordova College Promise program is a success!
  • Social Justice Spring

    Social Justice Spring

    FLC presents diversity & equality activities this spring
  • Spring Blood Drive

    Spring Blood Drive

    It's almost time for the FLC Spring Blood Drive!
  • Spring Recess

    Spring Recess

    No classes held March 26 - April 1.
  • Patrons Luncheon

    Patrons Luncheon

    The El Dorado Center Patrons Club will hold 50th annual luncheon on April 26
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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.