National Casting Center

The Division of Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University

A melting pot of experimental activity, The National Casting Center within the School of Art and Design at Alfred University comprises two comprehensive state of the art facilities: one specializing in Metal Casting and the other in Glass Casting. Courses are taught extensively in both areas from sophomore through to graduate level.

Metal Casting

The 7000 square foot foundry houses a large wax working room, patina area, walk-in sand blasting and an extensive casting floor with a fully electronic overhead bridge crane. Furnaces range from a high temp induction furnace for stainless and Corten steel, a 1000 pound coke fired iron cupola, charcoal fired ancient furnace as well as two gas fired bronze and aluminum crucible furnaces and centrifugal casting.

Visit The National Casting Center webpage to learn more.

Student pouring molten metal into a mold

Glass Casting

The brand new glass casting facility currently has a two-thousand pound capacity continuous melt furnace for clear glass, a 1200 pound capacity furnace for colored glass, three large heat recovery glory holes and twenty annealing ovens, all computer controlled, plus a full range of kilns, a new CNC mold ramming press, and appropriate finishing tools.

Students working in the hot shop

Faculty / Staff