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Ceramics Studio


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


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.


Ceramics Studio Schedule, MCA 253- Summer 2017

Please note that only students enrolled in summer Ceramics courses have access to facility during summer months.

Studio schedules are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please check studio doors.


Robin Tieu
416-977-6000, Ext. 269
Office: 253a