Ceramics & Wet Shop

Open to: all students who have had necessary training with equipment and processes
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 W 13th St, Lower Level   •  

Academic Year 2020-21 Update

We are open by appointment only this Spring.

Due to social distancing requirements, there will be limited orientations for Spring 2021. Information about orientation availability will be communicated shortly.

Students who were oriented in the past will retain access (see eligibility and requirements).

Step 1:
Pre-Consultation Form

Please follow the building selection and testing steps outlined in the access protocol carefully, then fill out the pre-consultation form. This information will help the Wet Shop staff provide support to students requesting access in the Wet Shop Space.

Note: You must have completed Wet Shop orientations to request appointments.

Step 2:
Technician Consultation

During your consultation, the technician will speak with you about your project, direct you to the best resources to support your work, and assist you in requesting your space reservation via Libcal.  The technician can also help you reserve additional tools needed for your days on campus.

Step 3:

Request a reservation below. Every work zone will come equipped with a water bucket, sponge, and all materials/tools that we’re previously confirmed during the consultation. Items will be set up prior to students arriving for their appointments.

You are responsible for sanitizing tools prior to, and after use with wipes that are available throughout the Wet Shop. All sanitation will happen at the work zone, sink areas will not be communal spaces for this semester.

About the Ceramics & Wet Shop

The Ceramic and Wet Shop is a facility dedicated to supporting art and design practices in ceramic and casting based processes. Other wet based processes are also supported in the wet studio portion of the facility – including mold making, concrete casting, silicone casting, wheel throwing, hand-building, slip casting, kiln glasswork, etc.

A number of classes make use of the Wet Shop as a part of their curriculum.  We encourage students to enroll in a dedicated class to gain the skills they need to pursue ceramics or casting based work.  We do allow students with prior experience or students engaging in self-directed learning to access the shop after taking the necessary safety orientation(s).  Please note that the shop staff is able to answer some questions, but is unable to provide demos or tutorials for individuals or classes.

Featured Equipment and Tools

  •  L&L Easy-Fire e28T-3 Kiln
  •  L&L EasyFire e18s-3 Kiln
  •  SKUTT Glazetech Kiln
  •  Shimpo RK-Whisper Pottery Wheel
  •  Brent CXC Pottery Wheel
  •  Paragon Janus 24 Kiln
  •  Diversi Tech DD-2×4 Downdraft Table
  •  Glaze Spray Booth
  •  Bailey Model Pro X Pottery Wheel
  •  Peter Pugger VPM-30 Vacuum Power Wedger
  •  Brent HD Extruder
  •  Stationary Slip Casting Drain Tables
  •  Original Hi-Roller Vertical Slab Roller
  •  Band Saw
  •  7′ Heavy Duty Industrial Fume Extractor


Ceramics & Wet Shop Calendar