Ceramics Equipment and Facilities

  • Soldner, Peter Peter Pugger P-100 and VPM-30 (de-airing) mixers, glaze blunger
  • Manual and Pneumatic extruders, slab roller, and throwing wheels
  • Potterbot 3D ceramic printers (SCARA and 3 Axis)
  • Free bulk materials (clay, slip, and glazes)
  • Mold-making facilities
  • Fully equipped casting facilities
  • Nine electric kilns
  • Three state-of-the-art Blaauw computer-automated gas kilns
  • Manual downdraft and updraft gas kilns
  • Installation/gallery space
  • Individual graduate studios
  • Ceramic decal printer Ricoh 820DN 8.5" x 11"
  • Cricut Explore 3 (CNC cutter for vinyl, paper, etc.)
  • Walk-in spray booth
  • Sandblaster
  • Sculpture carts for creating large work and storing clay
  • Cold working equipment, including a lapping machine, water feed drill press with diamond coring bits, large diamond brick/tile wet saw
  • Well-stocked tool checkout center with hammers, drills, sieves, bowls, tubs, a variety of hand tools, and more

The Department of Ceramics employs two full-time shop technicians to offer assistance, though Ceramics students are responsible for lifting and mixing clay, helping to stack the kiln, and handling and storing their own pieces.