The Sculpture studios offer a superb range of possibilities for learning about fabrication in a full range of media and formats. UC Berkeley offers traditional techniques in a facility equipped to handle metal fabrication; gas/arc/MIG& TIG welding; wood construction; mold-making and casting; 3D scanning and printing; and ceramic sculpture. Advanced students participate in a course that allows them to pursue individual interests–including mixed-media formats and public art–with an emphasis on development of concepts, skills, and techniques.
The Sculpture facilities consist of three large studios/shops located on the ground floor of Kroeber Hall. One studio houses the wood shop; and the other a metal shop as well as a classroom. The wood shop maintains a large table saw, three bandsaws, stationary sanders, a lathe, a radial arm saw, two chop saws, one panel saw, a stationary jig saw, and a stationary planer as well as numerous hand tools. The metal shop equipment includes one upright band saw and one horizontal band saw, a lathe, two brakes, stationary grinder/polishers, a rotary hole-punch, a hydraulic shear, and a milling machine. The metal shop also supports gas, MIG and TIG welding. The third studio/classroom is an open workspace with tables, stools, and a display/working wall. Adjacent to all three studios is a large outdoor sculpture yard with a rolling overhead crane, a forklift, and a covered workspace.