The sculpture facility is composed of well-equipped studios including an indoor foundry, outdoor work area, and a large metal shop maintained by a full-time technician. Our facility also serves as an important resource for students pursuing off-campus sculpture and public art projects in the local and regional community.
Metal Fabrication Area
(3000 square feet) including metal roller with 6 foot capacity, 6 foot break, 6 foot shear, plasma cutter, Hosfeld bender, hydraulic press, pedestal grinding station, horizontal band saw, chop saw, pipe bender, 4 oxy-acetylene set-ups, 3 mig welders, 4 AC-DC welders, 1 heli-arc electric welder, two gas forges and a power hammer. This area has a 40-foot ceiling with a 40 x 30 foot door and a bridge crane connecting it to an outdoor workspace.
Casting Support Area
(320 square feet) including monorail system with electric chain pull, full ceramic shell, sand blaster, patina and chemical supply station, wax working area, and rubber and plater mold materials.
(600 square feet) including 1 computer controlled burn out kiln, 2 melt furnaces (one with 110 pound capacity and the other with 100 pound capacity), sand pit, and a monorail system with electric chain pull.
Outdoor workspace: (4000 square feet) with covered storage and iron foundry.
Wood Shop (see Wood Shop): (3000 square feet) includes radial arm saw, large table saw, 4 band saws, 24″ surface planer, panel saw, belt and disc sander, joiner, 2 drill presses, and overhead dust collection system. The woodshop is maintained by a full-time technician and is shared with the College of Architecture and Design.
Exhibition + Critique Space: There is a large exhibition and critique space for sculpture students just outside the metal shop in the atrium of the Art + Architecture Building.
3D Makerspace: 3D printers, scanners, vinyl cutter, and more. Accessible to all School of Art students.
Media Pool (see Media Pool): Includes digital cameras, projectors, video cameras, tripods, DVD players, media players, Flip Cams, and laptops.