Ceramics is housed in rooms 151&152 on the ground floor of FAC building. The first room is a common workspace separated into three distinct areas of production. Fourteen electric wheels and a hand building area constitute the first third of the space. The middle section of the studio is designated for glazing processes. Two stainless steel tables, covered glaze containers, and a stainless steel sink serve this area. The final section of the room is separated into a series of open studio spaces for advanced majors. Shelving runs throughout their individual spaces. The facility also has two large air-scrubbing units that are installed in the ceiling to remove fine dust from this common workspace.
The second room is primarily used for firing purposes, with mobile shelves used for drying ware. The remaining space is used to mix clay and glazes and store dry materials. This portion of the facility houses four electric kilns, a large gas kiln (Bailey), one Soldner clay mixer and an attending dust-collection system for the clay mixer. Other stationary equipment includes a spray booth also accompanied with a dust collecting vacuum system.
A 40x60’ auxiliary pavilion is sited at WKU’s farm (five miles from main-campus). This facility offers other ceramic processes that include wood and raku firing, and glass slumping activities in an electric kiln. The building has a large enclosed storage facility for associated equipment, with 110 and 220V electricity available and water piped to the location.
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