Sculpture Facilities

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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.

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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