Faculty & Facilities

Our faculty are working artists who have decades of experience solving problems to bring  works of art into being, and our shop techs can help you one-on-one to learn tools and techniques in our 3D workshops. 

David Eckard

Department Head


David Eckard is an artist, educator, and performer based in Portland, Oregon. He is exhibiting in Portland2016 (the biennial curated by Michelle Grabner) and recently exhibited at Atelier Dado in Cetijne, Montenegro, and at the Centre International D’Art Contemporain in Pont-Aven, France.

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Metal Shop

Access to MIG, TIG and torch welding, plasma cutter, forge, extensive air tools and hand tools, and a horizontal bandsaw.

Pnca Sculpture Woodshop Saw

Wood Shop

Our wood shop houses an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary woodworking tools such as: lathes, SawStop table saw, panel saw, drill press, bandsaws, radial arm saw, and hand tools.

Several open large kilns among other ceramic equipment in the Falcon Building Ceramics Studio at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Ceramics Lab

Newly updated with three new kilns for glass and pottery casting, fusing and slumping, one oversized kiln, wheels, and a plaster and slip cast mold making facility.

Creative Technology Lab 3-D Printing Screen Makerbot


Always expanding, our technology-focused lab offers classes, workshops and access to a wide-range of contemporary creative technology like 3D printers (with 3D ceramic extrusion capabilities), routing, laser cutters, a large-format 3D scanner, and many other digital tools and facilities.

Tools and Resources

  • Sewing and Soft Sculpture
    Heavy duty sewing machines, serger, pattern drafting area
  • Blast Cabinet
    An air-powered sand blaster in the metal shop
  • Critique Space
    with projection and surround sound
  • Spray Booth
    a large room ideal for cleaning projects

All resources are available to you

Every door is open to you. All of the tools in all of the labs across campus are available for your making.