About the Wet Shop:
The Ceramic and Wet Studio 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, silicon casting, wheel throwing, hand-building, slip casting, kiln glass work, 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.
We have individual orientations dedicated to each of our Casting Space and Ceramics Space in the Wet Shop. You can opt to take one or both orientations, but you will only be granted access to the resources associated with the orientation(s) you complete. Please signup for the appropriate one for the process you will be working in.
Orientations for the Spring semester will be held during the first portion of the semester. No orientations will be held after Spring Break, so please plan accordingly.
Orientations only cover shop policies and safety considerations. They do not provide instruction in how to work with ceramics or casting processes.
For detailed information about policies, trainings, and firing schedules, review the documents on the “Forms and Documents” menu on the right.