Foundry | Art & Design | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts


FoundryThe Foundry complex consists of two large metal buildings and is located approximately 3 miles from campus. It houses facilities for all ferrous and nonferrous metal-casting techniques, graduate student studios and undergraduate programming in Sculpture. Outside and surrounding the Foundry are concrete pads and an adjacent grass and wooded area, which provide ample space for outside work and the display of large sculptures and temporary site work.

There is also a large metal forging facility with a trip hammer for pounding metal that is located in a separate building, a faculty studio, overhead lift for managing large heavy sculpture and equipment, a metal fabrication space, woodshop, a portable collection system for trapping welding gases and a ceramic shell room equipped with a state-of-the-art air scrubbing system.

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