About the Plaster Room
The Plaster Room is a clean space for water-based processes like clay-modeling, mold-making, and cement work. It contains a sink and counter space for plaster, cement, and water-clay work. The tool chest in this room features specialized, sculptural model-making tools that can be checked out. (Note: A current driver’s license is required to check out tools.)
The room is an extremely small room that is heavily used for multiple purposes. Therefore, good housekeeping is vital to keep it functional, safe, and a healthful place in which to work. (See Best Practices below).
It contains the following machines:
- Empire PF-3648 sand blaster (36 x 48 in.)
- Powerblast water-jet cleaner (for 3D-printed models)
Be sure to review the San Francisco Studio shop requirements (at right).
Plaster Room Guidelines
Respiratory protection is recommended. Cement and plaster dust are inhalation hazards.
Only plaster, cement, and water clay work. This room is not set up to accommodate other media.
Sink is only for obtaining water. DO NOT put any materials in sink.
Store drying projects out of the way. The shelves above the counter are a good spot.
No resin casting or rubber mold making as these processes require thorough air exchange, which should only be done in the Vapor Room.
No big clouds of dust. It will set off the fire alarm.
Be responsible and leave the workspace cleaner than how you found it, Work efficiently and minimize your storage to ensure it's available for other students to use. Please DO the following after use:
remove spilled sandblast media
clear any support material in water jet
thoroughly scrape, scrub, and wipe clean all countertops
scrape, sweep, and mop the floor
bail, scrape, and scrub the sink
Please DO NOT:
wash hands or tools in the sink; instead, use a plastic “slop bucket"
pour sludge down sink drain—let settle, drain, and place in trash can
San Francisco Studios
CCA’s San Francisco studios are a collection of shared resources that support all SF-based departments. Access is available to all current students and faculty upon attending the individual facility's policy and safety orientations.