Ceramics Studios

Wheel throwing

The Ceramics program is housed in four connected studio areas, and is equipped to support traditional one-off processes such as wheel-throwing and hand-building as well as the exploration of production in multiples. Digital processes are playing an increasing role in ceramics at Emily Carr, with links being forged between Industrial Design and Ceramics as well.

The studios also provide access to plaster mold-making, slip casting, a jigger arm, and plaster lathe-turning capability to create forms. Digital designs created in Illustrator can be output to the CNC router to produce finished profile templates in wood or plastics. 

 An enclosed glaze lab with spray booth and proper ventilation provides for safe handling of a wide range of glaze chemistry.

Electric kilns

14 kilns provide a number of firing options. Gas-fired kilns include one updraft and two downdraft units, plus a 54 cubic foot 2-car shuttle bailey kiln.

11 varied sizes of electric kilns include both manual and digital controls.

Other equipment includes a slab-roller, extruders, vacuum de-airing pugmill, ball mills, a muller, a clay mixer and a blunger. An outdoor area is equipped for raku, sawdust firings and post-firing reduction.

Two ceramics Technicians offer support 6 days per week and bring a wide range of knowledge to the area,  ensuring it operates smoothly and safely. They deliver group demos as well as provide one-on-one assistance as needed, maintain an inventory of supplies, and ensure all equipment is operational.

Mold-makingLeon Popik
Ceramic Technician III
Darlene Nairne
Ceramic Technician II
Office: B1164
Telephone: 604.844.3821

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