Jewelry/Metals Facilities

Students in the Jewelry/Metals program are provided with individual tool kits, benches, and storage. The main work room is stocked with bandsaws, milling machines, and other equipment. The program also provides a casting room, grinding room, annealing room, welding room, acid room, finishing room, lapidary room, ample studio space, and more.

Facilities details

Undergraduate & graduate studios with:

  • Tool cabinets
  • Anvils
  • Rolling mills

12’ x 12’ Graduate installation room

Main work room with:

  • Hammer/stake cabinet
  • 3 Anvils
  • 2 Rolling mills
  • 3 Vises
  • Drawbench
  • Wood bandsaw
  • Metal bandsaw
  • Power hacksaw
  • Machine lathe
  • Spinning lathe
  • Vertical milling machine
  • Large drill press

Casting room with:

  • Centrifugal casting machine
  • Vacuum investing/casting machine
  • Crucible furnace
  • Electric kiln
  • Gas kiln
  • Steam cleaner
  • Wax injector
  • Vulcanizer

Grinding/Abrasives room with:

  • Pedestal grinder
  • 12” Disk sander
  • 2 Horizontal belt sanders
  • Strip sander
  • Bead blaster
  • Sand blaster

Metal cutting and forming area with:

  • Plate shear
  • Bench shear
  • Large and small bending brake
  • Slip roller
  • 2 Hydraulic presses
  • Rotary combination machine

Annealing room with:

  • 3 Gas/air annealing torches
  • Large cold pickle
  • Pitch working area

Forge/welding room with:

  • Oxyacetylene torch
  • Tig welder
  • Anvil
  • 2 Vises
  • Large swage block
  • Gas slot forge

Acid room with:

  • 2 Chemistry lab hoods
  • Spray etcher
  • Anodizing and plating equipment

Electroforming room with 2 copper electroforming baths

Enameling room with:

  • 2 Kilns
  • 8’ Sink
  • Drying box
  • Complete set of non-lead enamels

Finishing room with:

  • 2 Dual buffing machines
  • Scratch brush machine
  • 3 Tumblers

Lapidary room with:

  • Lapidary machine with slab saw
  • 6” Wet belt sander
  • 2 Flat grinding wheels

Light equipment room with:

  • Dumore drill press
  • Sherline mini-mill
  • Hoke torch
  • Anvil

Photo room for small to medium sized work

Critique/slide presentation room

Tool crib

Storage facilities

Soldering stations in all bench rooms with Presto-lite torches