Our metal fabrication shop, foundry and woodshop are staffed by highly qualified arts technicians with studio degrees and extensive experience in a variety of skills, including carpentry, home-building, design and remodeling; ornamental ironwork design, fabrication and blacksmith work; production facility maintenance; as well as art history and art education training.

Our arts technicians

    • assist and support faculty and students every day with projects in sculpture and design
    • problem-solve and execute sculptural and design projects involving a wide variety of materials.
    • teach best practices to users of our facilities and equipment
    • build and repair support department facilities such as walls, and furniture
    • restore historic architectural features and sculptures
    • maintain the wood and metal shop and foundry facilities

The Sculpture program is centrally located on the main UA campus in four separate buildings: Woods Hall, the Bureau of Mines 4 & 5 (BOM), and the Art Graduate Studio Building. The sculpture facilities encompass both interior and exterior work areas which total 16,445 square feet:

Woods Hall

Woods Hall was built between 1867 and 1868 as military barracks for UA's cadets.
Woods Hall at night.

4,700 square feet
Woodshop: 1,720 sq. ft.
Common workroom: 1,680 sq. ft.
Covered exterior work space (lighted): 1,300 sq. ft.

BOM 4 & 5

7,745 square feet
Metal Fabrication Shop: 2,615
Foundry: 2,230
Exterior work area: 2,000
Faculty studio: 900

Art Graduate Studios Building

4,000 square feet

Studio spaces on Warrior Drive.


Wood Shop

30“ & 17” & 14” band saws, Powermatic 3520B lathe, 24”x8” Salem planer, 9” & 10” Powermatic drill presses, 20” & 12” disc sanders, 6” Powermatic belt sander, Grizzly 6”x79” edge sander, 2 spindle sanders, 13” Moak jointer, 12” SawStop table saw, 2 14” compound miter saws, panel saw, 2 DeWalt 20” scroll saws, bench grinders, 44”x32” downdraft table, Zing 40 watt laser cutter, Powermatic 24”x24” CNC router, Sentry Air System spray booth, wood storage racks, full pneumatic capability, fully equipped tool room housing full complement of hand and power tools, central dust evacuation system.

Metal Fabrication Shop

Lincoln: Precision TIG 375, Wirematic 255 MIG, Idealarc 250 stick, Ranger GXT gas-fed stick/TIG/generator, 210MP PowerMIG, 180C PowerMIG, Miniflex fume evacuator

Miller: Millermatic 300 MIG, Syncrowave 1250 TIG

Hypertherm Powermax 85 plasma cutter, 2 oxy-acetylene rigs, 2 bench grinders, 12” Buffalo drill press, Doosan Pro5 forklift, Niagara I-6 electric sheer, Beverly hand sheer, 36” Pexto sheet roller, 48” Pexto break, Kalamazoo 13” semi-automatic horizontal miter band saw, Eagle CP-40 2 drive roll universal bender, RMD100 tubing bender, Do-All 20” vertical band saw, chop saw, Coolspace 48” evaporative cooling fan, full pneumatic capability, modest complement of electric & pneumatic hand and power tools, full air-draw and ventilation system, 2 12’x12’ exterior bay doors.


Speedy-Melt ground furnace with bronze (300lb.) & aluminum (100lb.) capability, 2 half-ton overhead jib cranes, large burn-out cart-kiln, Olympic DD24 flash burn-out kiln, forced-air gas forge, Trip-Air 40lb. trip hammer, 36”x36”x36” ceramic shell investment system, DeWalt 4400psi pressure washer, Empire PF6060 bead blaster, bonded-sand muller, wax building facility, dry material storage, full complement of foundry safety gear for a crew of six.

Art Graduate Studios

12’ half-ton rolling gantry crane, 36” Pexto sheet roller, 36” Evolution Steel 14” cold saw, WEN 12” drill press, Delta 13” band saw, DeWalt 14” chop saw, Skutt electric glass fusing coffin kiln, Cress electric ceramic kiln, EMAX 10hp 120 gallon air compressor, Pexto 16” scroll shear, assorted hand, power & pneumatic tools

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