Sculpture Facilities

The Sculpture facility at the University of Memphis is comprised of three areas dedicated to the development of projects in a variety of traditional and contemporary media. The sculpture area encompasses a total of 6,056 square foot of workspace. The facility includes a wood working area, a metal forming area, plaster forming and mold making area, foundry, and blasting room with access to a loading dock with forklift. The sculpture facility also includes a large classroom with student storage areas, a digital projector, and an adjacent critique space. The facility includes a 300 sq. ft. experimental gallery with 15 ft. ceilings, as well as 1,962 sq. ft. of undergraduate student studio space, and 1,676 sq. ft. of graduate studio space.

The equipment in the sculpture facility is as follows:

Woodworking Area:

  • 2-14” band saws
  • 20” band saw
  • Powermatic 18” Adjustable speed drill press
  • Porter Cable 14” industrial disc sander
  • Rockwell 6” Industrial belt sander
  • Dewalt 12” compound miter saw
  • Dewalt 13” planer
  • Sawstop industrial table saw
  • One-Way industrial wood lathe
  • Safety Speed 55” panel saw

Metal Forming Area:

  • Baldor 7.5 hp industrial metal cutting saw
  • Tennsmith 50” sheet metal bender
  • Tennsmith 26” sheet metal shear
  • Hobart Beta-Mig 250 MIG welder
  • Hypotherm Powermax 600 plasma cutter
  • Miller Synchrowave 250 DX TIG welder
  • Lincoln Electric AC/DC arc welder
  • 4- Oxy Acetylene torch welders
  • Dewalt 14” metal chop saw

Foundry and Blast Areas:

  • Cyclone 20 cubic ft. sand blaster
  • 30 cubic ft. burn-out kiln
  • Johnson gas furnace
  • Komatsu FG-15 forklift