Ceramics Laboratory 108 Talbot Hall

The Department of Art’s ceramics laboratory is a progressive facility, housing both wheel throwing and handbuilding work stations.

The studio and the equipment are competitive with that of graduate-level art programs.


The ceramics laboratory is divided into several areas:

  • the main teaching and working studio comprised of pottery wheels and tables for handbuilding,
  • work space for graduating seniors,
  • a glaze mixing room,
  • an electric kiln room,
  • a glazing area,
  • a recently constructed 1520-square-foot kiln pad enclosure and
  • a separate 1200-square-foot clay mixing and clay storage building.

The ceramic laboratory includes:

  • 32-cubic-foot, Cross draft sodium vapor kiln
  • 32-cubic-foot, Alpine updraft gas reduction kiln
  • 54-cubic-foot, Geil shuttle car natural downdraft gas reduction kiln with automatic damper and microprocessor
  • 30-cubic-foot, Catenary Arch wood burning kiln
  • Top-loading gas raku kiln
  • Front-loading gas raku kiln
  • Pit fire kiln
  • 9 cubic-foot, Paragon computer controlled front loading electric kiln
  • 23 inch diameter 7-cubic-foot, L&L computer controlled top-loading electric kilns
  • 23 inch diameter 7-cubic-foot, Skutt manual controlled top-loading electric kilns
  • 28 inch diameter 6.8-cubic-foot, L&L computer controlled top-loading electric kiln
  • 14.8 cubic-foot, Olympic computer controlled top-loading oval electric kiln
  • L&L computer controlled top-loading electric test kiln
  • Norstar extruder
  • 11 Brent electric pottery wheels
  • 36 inch Brent Slab rollers
  • Spray booth
  • Bluebird pugmill
  • Bluebird clay mixer
  • 2 Soldner clay mixers
  • Glaze and clay scales
  • Ball mill machine
  • Slip casting table