Sculpture facilities include a Woodshop, Welding, Small Metals, and Ceramics studios, spaces designated for Installation and Mixed Media art, and two new studios dedicated to digital printing and fabrication: the [ArtFab] Physical Computing & Fabrication Lab and Digital Arts Studio [DAS].
Over 15,000 square feet of workshops, managed by full-time technicias, are equipped with:
- complete forging, raising, forming and fabrication of light metals
- photoetching and anodizing of metals
- arc, TIG and MIG welders, pneumatic carving and grinding tools
- large scale gas and electric fired ceramic kilns, clay and slip mixing equipment
- completely equipped woodshop with precision wood working tools and power equipment, with spray booth
- 3-D scanning, 3-D modeling, and CNC routers with full time techicians
The shops are working classrooms and are supplemented by an Advanced Sculpture classroom and a Concept Studio classroom equipped for slide or video projection. All areas are equipped with dust collection and ventilation systems.
|Digital Fabrication Equipment|
|Dimension Stratasys 3D Printer|
|Epilog Laser Cutter 24”x18”|
CarveWright Woodworking system.
(capable of 3D carving and general woodworking)
|Next Engine 3D Scanner|
The Woodshop Toolroom houses various electric power, pneumatic air and traditional hand tools and other woodworking equipment. A workroom with three large work tables is located adjacent to the Woodshop. A large walk-in Spray Booth is available on the DH D-level outside DH D200.
|Woodshop Equipment List|
|2 10” table saws|
|Radial arm saw|
|14” and 20” bandsaws|
|20” woodturning lathe|
Welding has four large worktables for students to utilize, a large walk-in spray booth housed adjacent to the shop, various electric power and a comprehensive dust collector and fume exhaust system.
|Welding Equipment List|
|2 14” chop saws|
|2 14” bandsaws|
|6” belt/12” disc sander|
|8” pedestal grinder|
|3 MIG welders|
|4 ARC welders|
|1 TIG welder|
|pneumatic and traditional hand tools|
Small Metals consists of various forms and tooling for metal forming, annealing and etching. This area also houses small metals casting machines consisting of a computerized electric furnace, heat press, Kasto-Vac and Injectomatic machines. For kinetic/robotics work the area also houses various hand tools, four work tables for basic metalworking and electronics/robotics work and an exhaust hood.
Small Metals Equipment
4 acetylene torch setups
2 6" rolling mills
gas floor forge
gas melting furnace
|18" scroll saw|
|two drill presses|
|6" belt/12" disc sander|
|1" belt sander|
|36" rolling mill|
|8" and 12" hand shears|
|37" foot shear|
|24" and 36" pan & box breaks|
Ceramics occupies two spaces: a large open classroom with constant fresh air ventilation and an adjacent kilnroom. The area houses five kilns, including a 90 cu. ft. car kiln for easy loading of large sculptures. The classroom has numerous worktables and pedestals where students can set up pieces and leave them in place during their work process, in addition to storage areas for supplies and student work.
90 cu. ft. gas Alpine car kiln
30 cu. ft. gas Alpine front loader
3 new L & L electric kilns with Dynatrol control units
(21 cu. ft., 9.5 cu. ft. and 7 cu. ft.)
Bluebird stainless steel clay mixer
Brent CXC wheels
Brent slab roller and clay extruder
Electric pallet cart
Installation Art, Mixed Media, Eco-Art
Installation Art & Mixed Media classroom
DH B302 is a large, open, flexible space classroom and work room equipped with a heavy duty ceiling grid to accommodate suspending sculpture and creative lighting and/or outlets for equipment. Work tables and a number of sewing machines are portable to accommodate teaching soft sculpture, mixed media, installation and ecological art.
Doherty Hall loading dock is partially a workspace equipped with outdoor electrical outlets for power tools and welders, portable steel work-tables and open space for fabrication.
WeanDoh is a unique, naturalistic, outdoor Ecological Art Laboratory space between Wean and Doherty Hall, viewed primarily from windows of four floors of the pedestrian bridge.
Given a system of proposal request forms, students may acquire permission to temporarily install artworks on the campus grounds, in certain CFA buildings and at the new CMU Student Art Park across the Forbes Avenue bridge.