COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

3D – Ceramics and Sculpture

The Ceramics + Sculpture Curriculum at Louisiana Tech University has been developed to enable students to create a proficient technical, visual, and conceptual background. Students work side–by-side generating a strong sense of community and are encouraged to push the boundaries of various mediums. Ceramics offers a distinct curriculum to best prepare students for a future in the ceramic arts. A flexible studio has been established to encourage all aspects of ceramics including Wheel Throwing, Hand building and Slip Casting. Sculpture introduces a range of professional studio practices including traditional and non-traditional formats. All work is conceptual driven within the context of contemporary issues.

Facilities:

The School of Design operates and maintains a range of analog and digital fabrication tools. The Art and Architecture Workshop (AAW), a 16,000 sq. ft. facility, located on the University’s South Campus, houses our Wood, Metal, Printmaking , Ceramics, and Digital Fabrication studios.

Ceramic Studio:

  • (17) Pottery Wheels
  • Slab Roller
  • Casting Slip Mixing Tank
  • Blue Bird Pug mill
  • 42 sq. ft. Gas Kiln
  • 50 sq. ft. Gas Soda Kiln
  • (4) Electric Kilns
  • (1) Electric Test Kiln
  • Plaster Shop
  • Fully stocked Materials Room

Digital Fabrication Studio:

  • 48×96 Techno LC4896 3 Axis CNC router
  • 48×48 Techno Davinci 3 Axis CNC router
  • 48×96 Multicam-1000 2 ½ axis CNC Plasma table
  • (2) 60W Epilogue laser cutters – 24”x36” and 12”x18”
  • (7) MakerBot PLA and ABS 3D printers
  • 24”x24” Shapeoko II Desktop CNC Mill

Wood Studio:

  • Panel Saw
  • Saw stop table saw
  • 48×96 BeloVac Vacuum Former
  • Rotary arm saw
  • Planer
  • Joiner
  • Belt, drum and disc sanders
  • Router table
  • 12” and 14” compound miter saws
  • (4) band saws
  • (2) Drill presses
  • Industrial wood Lathe
  • Variety of pneumatic and electric hand tools and bits
School of Design Wood Studio

Metal Studio:

  • (2) MIG wire welders
  • 100amp arc welder
  • (2) TIG welders
  • (4) handheld plasma torches
  • (2) Oxy-Acetylene Welding rigs with cutting and heating torches
  • Metal chop saw
  • (2) Metal band saws
  • (2) Drill presses
  • 36” and 60” steel breaks
  • 36” and 48” steel shears
  • Variety of pneumatic and electric grinders, drills and attachments
  • Clamps, work tables, safety equipment, etc.