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Material Art & Design - Ceramics Studio


The Material Art & Design (MAAD) Ceramics Studio (MCA 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.


Fall studio schedules will be posted shortly.

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

Inquiries related to access for out-of-program students should be direction to the Studio Technician for this area.


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