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Ceramics Downstairs Kiln

Gotta put something in the fire downstairs

General areas are open 22 hours a day (24 hours a day during the last three weeks of the semester).

Note: The Seminar Room / downstairs Kiln Room is locked at 7 p.m. nightly.

Holiday and break access hours are in accordance with the college wide holiday and break access policy.

TRED (Treadwell Hall) Rm. 1
Oakland Campus

Access given by manager/monitor. Access to students in program

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Craig Petey


About the Ceramics Downstairs Kiln

The Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center is a light-filled, two-story building with generous studios that include dedicated areas for hand building, wheel throwing, and slip casting. Each floor has a long kiln room with a total of 16 electric and 15 gas kilns. The spacious glaze room includes a comprehensive supply of raw materials for glaze mixing, a decal-printing station, ball mills, and a spray booth.

The ventilation system was recently upgraded, and new sink catchments were added, in line with the program's focus on safety and environmental concerns.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Ceramic
  • Clay

Tools and Equipment

  • BLAAUW state of the art computerized gas kiln
  • Modernized Raw Materials room complete with Nederman Collection System
  • Bailey MXT125T Mixer/Pugger complete with extruder housing
  • Kaiser sx7 air compressor with enclosed sandblaster
  • 12 Brent EX (150 pound capacity) pottery wheels (4 Brent ex, 8 Lockerbie kick/electric)
  • 5 Rennovated Alpine gas kilns: 11 total Alpine gas kilns
  • 15 electric Skutt kilns of various sizes; computerized touch pads with Skutt "Kiln Link” cloud based monitoring system
  • Spray booth complete with glaze spray guns, banding wheel and variable air pressure control
  • Slip casting area complete with two 80 gallon slip casting tanks and approximately 100 plus pre-existing casting molds
  • Soldner clay mixer
  • Two Brent slab rollers
  • North Star and Bailey Extruders
  • Two portable self contained glaze rinsing stations (the Cink)