Advanced workspaces

Sculpture students are introduced to a wide spectrum of techniques and processes, which include metal fabrication, casting, woodcarving, construction, resins, plastics, and stone carving, as well as work in nontraditional materials. As interest and opportunities arise, the equipment, materials, and methods available for you to explore will continue to expand.

Contribute to public art projects

Herron’s sculpture program has a long history of working with the community and often have the opportunity to create a public works of art through the Basile Center. Students are given guided instruction for conceptualizing, developing, and seeing their ideas come to fruition.


Complete wood shop

  • Downdraft table
  • SawStop table saw
  • Oscillating drum sander
  • Radial arm saw
  • Miter saws
  • Band saws
  • Disc and belt sanders
  • Panel saw
  • Wood lathe
  • Hand working tools
  • Outdoor woodworking courtyard


  • Indoor gas furnaces
  • Aluminum and bronze casting
  • Low-temp metal casting
  • Resin bonded sand mold making
  • Lost wax investment

Project Room

  • CNC plasma/torch with 4’ by 8’ bed
  • Walk-in spray booth
  • Stone/tile saw
  • Outdoor courtyard

Metal fabrication shop

  • 5-ton hoist/bridge crane
  • 30-foot ceilings
  • TIG welder
  • MIG welders
  • Gas welding and cutting
  • Jaws IV ironworker
  • Haberle cold saw
  • Baleigh electric bender
  • Montgomery electric slip roller
  • Bridgeport mill
  • Hardinge metal lathe
  • Drill press
  • Bandsaws
  • Bench grinders
  • Disc and belt sanders
  • Sand blaster
  • Pneumatic hand tools
  • Outdoor metalworking courtyard

Additional tools and equipment

  • Glass kilns
  • Wet belt sander for glass
  • Chili forge
  • Rolling electric forge
  • Forging hand tools
  • Sewing machines
  • Serger machine
  • Vacuum forming machine
  • Decompression chamber for rubber and silicone mold making
  • Areas for sound and video, digital media, and computer aided drafting
  • Areas dedicated for resins and plastics and other non-traditional casting methodologies

Potential careers

  • Shop supervisor
  • Metal fabrication
  • Art fabrication
  • Museum handler


Greg Hull

Greg Hull

Associate Professor, Interim Chair of Fine Arts Department


John McCormick

Adjunct Instructor

Eric Nordgulen

Eric Nordgulen

Associate Professor

Jared Smith

Jared Smith

Safety Curriculum Manager, Sculpture Shop Manager


Nicholas Witten

Adjunct Instructor

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