FCS Clayworks was founded in 2023 to offer the ceramics community a studio space designed specifically with them in mind. Owners, John Campbell and Erin McSweeny, agree pottery is all about process. Though dependent on key foundational skills, everyone’s experience with pottery is subjective and often deeply personal. John and Erin share a passion for ceramics and are excited to offer a space where others can be supported in learning ceramics, whether approaching the craft for the first time or looking to expand their ceramics skillset in new and interesting ways.
Erin and John met in 2021 at their local clay supplier and quickly realized they had much in common. They both discovered ceramics in high school. They both also spent a few years pursuing ceramics in various ways after high school, though careers in the hospitality industry took them both away from clay for 15 years. After so much time away, it was a return to pottery that marked a bright turning point in their respective lives long before meeting. Over the years, having a dedicated, purposeful space designed to support their individual exploration of the process has been crucial to their creative growth, so they built FCS Clayworks to share that opportunity to explore ceramics with others in their community.
When not engaged in one of their various clay-related pursuits, John and Erin enjoy hiking, backpacking and generally spending as much time outdoors as possible. They live together in East Dallas with their two dogs, Jack and Bear.