Facilities at the ASP centre

We have all the equipment and spaces necessary to learn, build , throw, dry, glaze, fire and display ceramic works

The main studio is available for general use when not in use for classes, weekend schools, etc.

Studio Hours
Monday to Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday 1:00PM - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm (check first for availability)

Costs
Students and Members: $4.00/hr to a maximum of $12.00/day.
Diploma Students: Free

Studio Equipment

  • 16 electric wheels
  • 3 Leach-type kick wheels
  • Wedging table
  • Work benches
  • Heavy duty slab roller
  • Large and small extruders
  • Tile press
  • Dedicated glazing area
  • Spray booth
  • Wax booth
  • Heated drying cabinet
  • Damp cupboards

Note: Work in progress may be temporarily stored at the Centre, but there are no storage facilities available to casual users for materials or equipment.

All the above are available as part of the normal studio hire.

Pug Mill: 75mm Venco de-airing pug mill. Available for hire by students and members. Cost $10/hr.

Kilns - contact the Centre for hiring fees and conditions

Type

Fuel

Capacity (cu. ft)

Max Temp °C

Test front-loading

Electricity

1.5

1220°

Small top-loading

Electricity

3.0

1220°

Medium front-loading

Electricity

8.0

1220°

Large front-loading

Electricity

15.0

1220°

King size front-loading 

Electricity

30.0

1220°

Medium front-loading

Gas

20.0

1300°

Brick bourry box salt

Wood/diesel

35.0

Orton cone 10

Brick soda

Wood

35.0

Orton cone 10

Anagama

Wood

80.0

Orton cone 10

Brick salt

Gas/diesel

12 (approx)

Orton cone 10

Small Raku front-loading

Gas

1.5 (approx)

900°

Large Raku front-loading

Gas

 5 (approx)

900°

We also have a wood-fired pizza oven and a wood-fired tandoori oven.

Our new wood-soda kiln

Before firing

Before firing

Our brand-new 15 cuft electric kiln. First firing.

Our brand-new 15 cuft electric kiln. First firing.

After 16 hours firing

After 16 hours firing

Our new 6 cuft electric kiln. Still to be fired.

Our new 6 cuft electric kiln. Still to be fired.

Diesel salt kiln

Diesel salt kiln

Slabroller

Slabroller

16 electric wheels and 4 kick wheels

16 electric wheels and 4 kick wheels

Small wood-salt bourry box kiln

Small wood-salt bourry box kiln

Glazing area

Glazing area

Biscuit storage shed

Biscuit storage shed

Building the "Barry" wood-fired kiln 2015

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