A sculptor founded the UGA Cortona program, so it is appropriate that the John D. Kehoe Cortona Center houses excellent sculpture studio facilities.
Inside the building, a large work area can be configured for many situations, including woodwork, welding, and modeling in clay. Permanently installed power tools include table saw, band saw, chop saw, bench grinder, and drill press. Storage cabinets contain a full array of handheld power tools: angle grinders, drills, sanders, and reciprocating saws. This equipment complements a range of standard and specialized hand tools, including chisels, hammers, hack saws, wood saws, rasps and files. Modeling stands and work tables are available for assembling and refining sculptural work.
A large yard on the terraced property behind the building serves as the Sculpture Terrace, an outdoor work area designed for creating carved work. Heavy duty carving tables serve as work stations for students carving stone or wood pieces; both hand tools and pneumatic tools are available, the latter powered by a permanently installed air compressor.
Foundry facilities suitable for casting small-scale works in bronze are also located on the Sculpture Terrace.