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Ceramics Studio

Overview

The Ceramics Studio (Room 253) offers an exceptional opportunity to work in a generous studio environment with access to a broad range of equipment designed to support most aspects of contemporary ceramic practice:

  • Mould making
  • Model making
  • Slip casting
  • Hand-building
  • Throwing on the potters wheel
  • Decorating
  • Applied imagery
  • Glazing

Materials

The following materials are readily available to students for purchase:

  • Clay
  • Casting slip 
  • Plaster 
  • Glaze and glaze materials 
  • Terra sigillata 
  • Underglaze 
  • Wax resist emulsion

For more information regarding materials purchasing policy, please see the Buying materials page.

Facilities and equipment

Mould making: Marble-top plaster table, casting table, plaster wheel, Jigger/jolly, band saw, caudles and clamps

Throwing and hand-building studio: 24ft x 4ft working table, 14 Brent Pottery wheels, PSH slab roller, plaster wedging tables

Glaze and materials room: Glazing area, mixing area, pug mill

Kiln room: Bailey shuttle pro 32 gas kiln, electric Cone Art kilns: two oval kilns (4227), three round kilns of different sizes (2827, 2327, 2318), Mercedes test kiln.

Additional equipment: Spray booth, grinding wheels, glaze mixing equipment, spray bottles and equipment, cyclone sandblaster, plaster reclaim tables, reference library.