Our Facilities

The Factory Floor is the National Sculpture Factory’s art production facility, which accommodates multiple artists and technical assistants to produce diverse sculptural projects using a variety of technologies and processes. We have a comprehensive range of tools and equipment to enable artists to work in woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, glass, mould-making and other processes. We have a five-tonne capacity gantry to facilitate the delivery of materials and movement of large scale work in and out of the facility. The Factory Floor also serves as a stimulating environment in which artists can actively engage in artistic discussion and research.

Metalwork Area

The metalwork area is fully equipped to cut, fold, bend and weld metals of various types to enable artists to fabricate a wide range of projects to a large scale if needed. Equipment includes:


  • TIG (tungsten inert gas) welders
  • MIG (metal inert gas) welders
  • Stick welders
  • Oxyacetyline torch
  • Plasma cutter
  • Bandsaw
  • Pillar drill
  • Linisher/sander
  • Large and small rollers

Woodwork Area

The dedicated woodwork area is used in many aspects of sculptural fabrication from making plinths to crating work for transport and storage, as well as creating bespoke sculptural objects. Equipment includes:


  • Wood lathe
  • Linisher/sander
  • Chopsaw
  • Combination table saw and planer/thicknesser
  • Bandsaw
  • Handheld circular saw

The area is also equipped with a powerful extraction system to facilitate a safe working environment

Ceramics & Glass Area

Artists working in ceramics and glass can access this dedicated area, which provides space and equipment for moldmaking, casting and firing of a range of materials. Equipment includes:


  • Potter’s wheels
  • Clay extruder
  • Whirlers
  • Water wash spray booth
  • Front loading kiln for glass
  • Front loading kilns for ceramics