Visual Tour

In order to visit the pottery, walk down the first floor hallway from the office to the first studio on the right.  Our visual tour begins here at the hallway door –  opening into Studio 104 :  ……………….. (Click on any photo to enlarge)

The pottery is organized into four distinct areas.  Once inside, turn to the right and you’ll pass into the first area: our glazing workspace. Here you’ll see a central table for preparing and waxing ware, surrounded by many large buckets of glaze. Glazes include:      –  A range of color, texture, opacity, and gloss ∆10 glazes for ………………………………stoneware and porcelain.
……………………………– Maiolica and low temperature (∆05 ) glazes for terra cotta.  
……………………………– Assorted slips & englobes.
Pouring & dipping tools, wax resist, and brushes are available either on the table or the far shelf by the sink. You’ll see our spray booth in the ware room coming up later in the tour.

Going left around the glaze table, the room opens up to our 18 x 36 foot clay working area. There are 13 wheels here, each with a small work bench in front; a large (4 x 12 ft) hand building table; and two wedging boards, one plaster and one canvas.  Studio Equipment gives performance details about our wheels.   An array of student storage bins line the far wall and surround the patio door, which leads to a small urban park.

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Next, we enter the ware room.  This is where students place their pieces for firing. There’s three types of rack here: one for bone-dry ware to be bisque-fired, one for ware that has been bisqued, and one for ware that is glazed and ready for high-fire.

The ware room also holds all the minerals needed for glaze formulation, and our spray booth.

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The final room in our tour is the Firing Room, where our kilns are. The room has powered ventilation, and fireproof self-closing doors. Here we see:

  • 2  Skutt top-load electric kilns –  9 cu ft   &   6 cu ft (Lower right)
  • 1  Alpine updraft gas kiln – 17 cu ft   (∆ 10) ……(Far Left)
  • 2  CAW custom downdraft gas kilns – 30 cu ft & 19 cu ft (∆ 10)..(Center & Right)

Hope this tour has helped you become more familiar with the pottery. But if you’d like to see more or take a closer look, stop by during one of our Scheduled Practice Times and ask a Studio Potter to show you around.
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