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
- Throwing on the potters wheel
- Applied imagery
The following materials are readily available to students for purchase:
- Casting slip
- Glaze and glaze materials
- Terra sigillata
- 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.