Studios & Facilities
The Schultz Sculpture Barn shop facilities and courtyard are communal work areas for wood, metal, and fabricated work. The Schultz outdoor work yard offers space for larger pieces and non-permanent site-specific pieces in the immediate environment. The shop is equipped with pneumatic tools (die grinder, air chisel & drill). Major shop equipment includes:
Sculptors should bring any hand tools and hardware they use regularly. Remember, more than one artist may need a tool at a time, and some artists use tools for a long time.
The Firehouse communal area holds two 24" diameter electric kilns (for low-fire work) and the resale materials including clay, plaster, and wax.
Supplies and materials:
- Molding plaster - 50 lb. bags
- Gas - for Oxy/Acet. and MIG welding
- Clay - terra cotta and white stoneware
- Welding rod - arc & gas
- Wax - microcrystalline, sculpture & paraffin
The shop offers some materials for resale. Please let us know 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.
Supplies - Local Dealers:
Parker and Sterns Building Supply (802-635-2377) and Johnson Farm and Garden (802-635-7282) are sources in Johnson. Leo's Welding (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 resident handbook for additional listings. Some materials are limited or not available in rural northern Vermont. Proper planning will insure a productive stay. You are welcome to ship materials a week ahead of your scheduled arrival, addressed to yourself c/o VSC, 80 Pearl St., Johnson, VT 05656.