The SMFA Ceramics Studio supports an array of ceramic processes, including but not limited to: throwing, hand building, slip casting, and glazing. The studio encompasses 8 distinct rooms.
How to Gain Access
MAIN STUDIO – A005
DRYING ROOM – A006
This studio is open to all users whenever the building is open and class is not currently meeting in the space. All studio users must abide by the Policies linked below and sign the user agreement. To access the user agreement, contact the Studio Manager.
Studio users must not use equipment they haven’t been trained on. Contact the Studio Manager for training.
GLAZE ROOM – A010
This studio may be accessed by ID card whenever the building is open and class is not currently meeting in the space.
Users are granted card access by faculty through enrollment in a class, or by a Studio Manager after an orientation and/or training.
KILN ROOM – A004
This studio can only be accessed by certified users, studio assistants, faculty, and the Studio Manager.
Contact the Studio Manager for training and certification options.
Tools & Equipment
- 12 Wheels
- Slab roller
- Ball mill
- Downdraft Soda Kiln
- Raytheon Downdraft Shuttle Kiln (70 Cubic Ft)
- Alpine HF24 Updraft Kiln (20 Cubic Ft)
- School-built Downdraft Kiln (25 Cubic Ft)
- Bailey 2750 Front Loader Kiln
- ConArt BX 1822-1 Kiln
- Skutt KM-1018 Kiln
- 2 L&L E23T Kilns
- L&L X3236-D Kiln
- 2 L&L Doll Kilns
For purchase at or through School Store
- Hand tools, buckets, sponges
Safety & Policies
All users must read, sign, and abide by the Studio Policies and Contract document which outlines studio safety and procedures. Simply reading the document does not grant access. See How to Gain Access above.