Student working on clay piece in the kiln room

Kilns and other facilities available to students enrolled in Ceramics classes include:

10 Electric Kilns

  • One very large front-loading
  • One smaller front-loading
  • One large Oval
  • Two large top loading
  • Four smaller top loading
  • One small test kiln

Gas and Wood fired kilns

  • Four downdraft car kilns (one mid-sized, three large)
  • Two mid-sized front-loading downdraft kilns
  • One smaller front-loading downdraft kiln
  • One mid-sized downdraft soda kiln
  • One large downdraft salt kiln
  • One large downdraft wood-fired kiln

Clay Mixing Room

  • One large 400-500lb. capacity mixer
  • One smaller Soldner mixer
  • One de-airing pug mill
  • One large capacity slip mixer

Plaster Laboratory

The Sculpture and Ceramic Areas share a designated plaster working room. It is large and well equipped, and separate from any other clay or sculpture studios.

Clay and Glaze Laboratory

The Ceramic area has a fully stocked glaze-mixing laboratory with all the materials necessary for a full studio practice.  The material selection is extensive to encourage experimentation across all firing temperatures. The room is large enough to use for glaze application of smaller works. There is a large spray booth for spraying glazes in the kiln building.