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Sculpture: Foundry

Things are lighting up at the foundry

Our shops are closed during the winter break until Jan 21 ,2020

Operating hours during Spring 2020
8 am to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday
8 am to 6 pm Friday
12 noon to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Shaklee Building
Oakland Campus

Access granted while enrolled in casting course, and open to students after having taken the course. Exceptions will be made for those exhibiting a designated skill set.
510 594-3625
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Cassie Kise

Studio Operations Manager -- First Year/Sculpture

About the Sculpture: Foundry

CCA is one of the few remaining art colleges in the United States that continues to operate a traditional foundry for casting bronze, aluminum, iron, pewter, and other metals using J82 oil sand, plaster and ceramic shell investments.

Our facility features 90- and 60-pound capacity furnaces, large and small burn-out kilns, numerous wax-working stations, a sandblaster, patina torch, and a one-ton overhead swivel crane.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Metal

Tools and Equipment

  • Two speedy melt furnaces (90# and 60# capacity)
  • Two gas fired burn out kilns (10cu ft, 700 cu ft kiln)
  • wax working area
  • sand blaster
  • patina station
  • ceramic shell station
  • wax boil out extraction station


Various events in our shops such as orientations, holidays, and demonstrations will be posted in this calendar.