The Schultz Sculpture Shop and outdoor work yard are communal areas for wood, metal, and fabricated work. The outdoor work yard offers space for larger pieces and non-permanent site-specific installations. The shop is equipped with a variety of hand, electric, and pneumatic tools, including:
- 10" saw stop table saw
- 12" compound miter saw
- Bandsaw - 14" throat (wood)
- Scroll saw
- Panel saw
- Welders: TIG, MIG, stick, and oxy-acetyline
- Plasma Arc (cutting)
- Drill press
- Belt/Disc sander
- 14" abrasive cut off zaw (metal)
- Bench grinder
- Large stone saw
- Large stationary air compressor
- Small portable pancake air compressor
- Power drills
- Stone carving chisels & tools
- Hammer drill
- Belt sander
- Disc grinders - 4 1/2"
- Palm sander
- Sabre saw
- Circular saws
- Chain saw
- Angle grinders
- Common hand tools: screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, tape measures, etc.
Because these tools are communal, it is recommended that artists bring the tools and hardware crucial to their practice.
All visual artists are welcome to request access to VSC’s Sculpture Shop and its equipment; to obtain approval, the artist must meet the Shop Manager in person to review the terms and sign off on the VSC sculpture equipment and safety agreement form, which will be provided on-site. The agreement includes shop safety rules, tool safety and requirements, and a list of available tools and equipment that require previous specific training. Please note: Prior training is required for use of VSC equipment; the Shop Manager cannot provide introductory equipment training to VSC artists-in-residence.
The Firehouse communal area holds two electric kilns:
- 24" diameter x 24" deep for low fire work
- 18" diameter x 22" deep capable of cone 6
The shop offers some materials for resale, including:
- Molding plaster - 50 lb. bags
- Welding consumables: Gas for oxy/acet. and electric welding, filler rod
- Low fire terra cotta and white stoneware clay (cone 05/06)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you will need large quantities.
Due to the open nature of the shop we can not accommodate polyester resin or the use of other toxic materials. Some covered space is available outdoors for the use of materials that produce harsh fumes. Any materials introduced into the communal shop space must be labelled appropriately and a copy of the safety data sheet (SDS) must be provided to the Shop Manager.
Supplies - Local Dealers:
Parker and Stearns Building Supply (802-635-2377) and Johnson Farm and Garden (802-635-7282) are sources in Johnson.
LWI Metalworks (802-888-2394) sells welding supplies, sheet metal, rod and bar stock in Morrisville (the next town over).
Marble is available in Proctor (2 hours south). See our resident handbook for additional listings.
Some materials are limited or not available in our local area Vermont, so please plan ahead. You are welcome to ship materials up to 7 days in advance of your scheduled arrival.
By US Post Office:
PO Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656
By UPS, FedEX, or other commercial delivery service:
80 Pearl ST
Johnson, VT 05656