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Ceramics Facilities

Throwing room is equipped with 15 Shimpo Whisper potters wheels, one Lockerbie kickwheel, an extruder , sinks and abundant shelf, counter and table space. The handbuilding room houses a large Brent slab roller and extruder, sinks, tables and lots of shelving. A plaster working room provides space for mold making and a Slip-o-matic for slip casting. The clay mixing room contains a Soldner mixer, a large Venco pugmill, a smaller Axner pugmill for porcelain, and storage for raw clay and glaze materials.

Newcomb Art Department Ceramics Throwing Room

The spacious glaze room is fitted with a large spray booth, laboratory fume hood for glaze mixing, raw material under-counter bins, ball mill, huge sink and all stainless steel work tables and glaze mixing areas.

Newcomb Art Department Ceramics Glaze Room

The kiln room (A large room built originally to house the Newcomb Pottery bottle kiln and equipment in 1918) contains 7 electric kilns, (three Cone Art 8 cu ft. and a 12 cu. ft oval, a 20 cu ft. Fredrickson and two test kilns) and three gas kilns, 16, 24 and 60 cubic feet. Large and fragile work is easily handled with a Big Joe electric fork lift and the pull out bed of the large gas car-kiln. Steel fabricating equipment includes horizontal band saw, gas and Tig / arc welders. A covered outdoor firing area houses two raku kilns and a 16 cubic foot soda kiln. A dedicated slide, and critique room provides clean space for lectures and critiques, as well as space for photographing finished work with studio lighting equipment.

There are private individual studios for graduate students. Enrolled students have 24 hour access to the facilities. More facility shots:

Critique Room
Handbuilding Studio
Gas Kiln
Clay Mixing Room
Soda and Raku Kilns