Fountain Square Clay Center
Located at 905 Hosbrook Street in the happening neighborhood of Fountain Square is a clay center that has, within the past few years, become a pottery hotspot in Indianapolis. Fountain Square Clay Company (FSCC), having taken up residence in the rustic Studio A (an old industrial building that once made packing peanuts, sheet metal, and old Ford parts), is seeking to begin what can be best described as a clay craze in Indy. Through its offerings of beginner and intermediate classes for aspiring potters, as well as studio rental opportunities for local studio potters desiring to join a rich ceramist community, FSCC is turning clay into an everyday staple in Fountain Square.
FSCC, which stands just south of the Cultural Trail behind the Mass Ave. Knit Shop, is an impressive coworkers’ space with 30-foot high ceilings filled with skylights, and a large open area that is perfect for social gatherings and events. Owner Chris DePrez, after spending time teaching ceramics in Manhattan, settled in Fountain Square where he fell in love with the old industrial building that is now FSCC. The building, now boasting a fully equipped ceramics studio with an electric and gas kiln, ten pottery wheels, a double-sided slab roller, large worktables, and a gallery where works can be proudly displayed, is serving the neighborhood as a hub of artistic creation, education, and community.
If you’re itching to learn a new skill and have always wanted to take a pottery wheel for a spin, check out Fountain Square Clay Center and sign up for a class. We think you’ll be glad that you did.