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Ceramics

Westchester Community College Center for the Arts boasts the most unique college ceramic facility in the county. A 2000 square-foot ceramics lab is fully equipped to support throwing, hand-building, and plaster mold work. The lab features over twenty electric pottery wheels, a spray booth for glaze, and a slab roller. Extensive indoor kiln facilities, managed by a master ceramic technician, support both faculty and students. The kiln facility houses a large downdraft gas fired kiln and four large electric kilns. The ceramics program features a comprehensive supply of materials and tools students may purchase on site for their needs.

Ceramic Laboratory Equipment:

Potters wheels (electric, electric-kick, and kick wheel)

Bats for potters wheels, plastic and plaster

Slab roller

Clay extruder

Spray booth and electric compressor

Wedging boards

Heavy duty aluminum top work tables

Exhaust system

 

Kiln Room Equipment:

50 cubic foot gas powered downdraft car kiln

Front-loading electric kilns equipped with digital controls

Ball Mill

Large capacity gram scale

Ohaus gram scales

Multiple ware carts

Nilfisk G 80 Hepa Vacuum

Double glaze/chemical storage table with hoppers

Exhaust system (includes permanently installed HEPA air cleaning units)