One of the largest studio spaces in the Department of Art and Art History the Ceramics Studio is well lit with a wall of windows facing the Susquehanna River valley and has classroom area's for hand building and wheel throwing as well as a generous glaze mixing kitchen, clay mixing room and a kiln room. Individual studio spaces are available on a balcony space for advanced ceramics students who are each given their own space to work in and maintain.
The studio is equipped with electric and kick wheels as well as the following equipment:
- 5 Brent electric wheels
- 7 Standard Ceramics electric wheels
- 1 Bailey electric wheel
- 10 Soldner kick wheels
- Wet Room
- Bailey Slab Roller
- Soldner Clay Mixer - Capable of mixing 300lbs per batch
- Bench Grinder
- Photo and lighting studio for shooting ceramic objects
We have been working hard in the Ceramics Studio to be energy conscious as a result we have replaced 4 of our kilns with higher efficiency low energy gas and electric kilns made locally by Bailey Ceramic Supply in Kingston, NY.
- Bailey 22 cubic ft down draft shuttle kiln (2011)
- 2 Bailey Super Energy Saver 7 cubic ft electric kilns (2008/09)
- 1 Bailey Super Energy Saver 10 cubic ft electric kiln (2009)
- 2 Alpine front loading 10 cubic ft electric kilns
Within the ceramics studio we recycle as much as possible keeping in line with our desire to be environmentally conscious, we mix all of our own clay and glazes and reuse material whenever possible. We stock all materials necessary to do so which reduces our need for pre-manufactured materials.