METALS STUDIO

Please join us Wednesday, July 13th for a ribbon cutting event presenting the newly completed CH Foundry, as well as the first four CASP Work Studios, sponsored by the CH Foundation, and the TCA Streetscape and Shade Structure, funded by Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information on the event please click here. 

The CH Foundation Metals Studio opened in September 2013. The studio offers welding, blacksmithing, and metal fabrication equipment to professional artists, students, and other members of the community. There is no other metals studio of this caliber open to the public within a 350-mile radius of Lubbock.

Beginning to advanced level classes are offered in a variety of topics including metal fabrication, blacksmithing, welding, casting, and sculpture. There are also weekend open studio hours for professional artists and class participants to continue working on projects. Click here to view current class offerings and register for a class at CASP. Email info@casp-arts.org for more information.

CASP has purchased equipment for the metals studio with the generous support of the CH Foundation.

The studio is furnished with professional equipment, which includes but is not limited to the following:

3-MIG welders
TIG welder
Oxy/acetylene manifold system
Plasma cutter
Chopsaw
Bench grinders and angle grinders
Pneumatic foot shear
Slip roller
Box and pan break
Drill press
Band saw
Gas forge
Various hand tools

FOUNDRY

CASP began work on the CH Foundation Foundry in June 0f 2015. We expect it to be fully operational by Winter 2015. We are currently limited to resin bonded sand molds, but plan to develop lost wax capabilities, including ceramic shell and traditional investment. The foundry is intended for artists, art students, CASP class participants, and the general public. It does not have the capability to do large-scale commercial contracts. For more information on using the foundry or participating in a pour please email casp@lhuca.org.

 bronze and aluminum pours
 Furnace operates at No. 70 crucible
 resin bonded sand molds
 1-ton chain hoist
 Professional grade safety gear and clothing