- Kiln Rentals
The Clay Studio is providing electric kiln rentals to anyone who needs firings for cone 06 bisque to cone 6 glaze firings. The Clay Studio staff will unpack, load, fire, unload, repack your work in the original boxes and contract you to pick up your work. Kilns are available for rent by the whole kiln.
Community members renting kilns need to have a credit card saved on file with us before dropping off work. Please call 215.925.3453 to put a credit card on file.
We ask for a receipt or proof of firing temperatures for the clay and glazes we are firing. Please include that when dropping off or email the receipt/information to KilnRental@theclaystudio.org
Please fill out and bring this Kiln Rental Form when dropping off your work.
Kiln rentals are available to rent out by the whole kiln.
Dropping off work:
You can drop off your work during regular gallery hours Monday-Friday 11am-6pm, on Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm at the front desk.
- Please include the kiln rental form and contact information in the box when dropping off.
- Individuals renting kiln space are responsible for transporting work to the studio and then picking it up once fired.
- Those renting kilns are not permitted to load, fire or unload the kiln themselves.
Condition of work:
All bottoms of pieces must be free of glaze. There must be at least a ¼” margin on all glaze pieces. If these rules are not followed, you may be assessed an additional charge to wipe the bottom or sides of your pieces. We do not stilt work.
Picking up fired work:
We will email you at the email provided to us on the contract to let you know your work is finished and ready to be picked up. You can pick up your work on the first floor during regular gallery hours Monday-Friday 11am-6pm and Saturday -Sundays 11-5pm.
Please note that we will hold your work for 30 days; if this time has elapsed with no communication from you, your work will be donated to our annual Pottery Sale or recycled.
We can accommodate firing temperatures in our electric kilns from ^06 - ^7. We do not accept once fired work up to cone 6; all work must be bisqued first.
Cone Firing Documentation:
Those renting kilns must provide written or visual documentation of the clay and glazes used and their appropriate firing temperatures if using clay or glazes purchased outside of The Clay Studio. This could include a receipt, photo of a clay box label or a glaze bottle label. We cannot fire your work without this documentation.
A valid credit card must be on file with us before renting a kiln. Please call us at 215.925.3453 to give us your credit card information.
Kiln rental fees will be processed and charged to the card on file on the day work is available for pick up. Invalid credit card payments may result in additional fees and kiln rental privileges being revoked in the future.
Breakage and unwanted results:
The Clay Studio is not responsible for breakage of work or poor glazing results in the kiln due to maker error. However, every effort will be made to load and unload all items carefully.
Damage to kiln or equiptment:
If your clay or glazes cause damage to our kilns, you will be assessed an additional fee to replace shelves, posts or other equipment. This can range from $25 to replace a shelf to $3000 to replace an entire kiln. We will contact you if these fees need to be assessed and add them to your monthly firing invoice.
Firing turnaround times:
We will try to have your work fired within two weeks; however at peak times kiln rentals may take longer. If you are under a deadline please plan ahead and communicate your deadline to us in advance.
We may need to include additional firing charges based on a number of factors, including wiping glaze off bottoms, etc. Base rate for these services is $10 and increases depending on how many pieces need special attention.
If you have questions about additional fees please email our staff Education@theclaystudio.org.
Use of the Studio Glazes is an available option. Minimum fee for use of studio glazes is $25. Please contact us for additional information and to schedule an appointment for glazing.
Gas kiln and other temperature firings are available on a limited basis. Please contact Kilnrental@theclaystudio.org for more information and availability of special firings.
- Kiln Rental Pricing
Pricing for Kiln Rentals (for entire kiln):
Electric Firing (Cone 06 - Cone 2)
Kiln Size - Cost
- Test Kiln - $20.00
- 18” Kiln - $50.00
- 23” Kiln - $70.00
- 27” Kiln - $90.00
- DaVinci - $120.00
Electric Firing (Cone 3 - Cone 7)
Kiln Size - Cost
- Test Kiln - $30.00
- 18” Kiln - $60.00
- 23” Kiln - $80.00
- 27” Kiln - $100.00
- DaVinci - $140.00
- Kiln Dimensions
Kiln Dimensions (dimensions do not include kiln shelves):
Volume: 0.5 Cubic ft
Inside: 11" Diam x 9" High
Volume: 2.6 Cubic ft
Inside: 17.5 Diam x 27 High
Volume: 6.7 Cubic Feet
Inside: 22.3” Diam x 27” High
Volume: 10.2 Cubic Feet
Inside: 28” Diam x 27” High
Volume: 14.5 Cubic Feet
Inside: 30.5” D x 27” H
- Refund Policies
- No refunds are available and additional fees for the cost of the equipment will apply due to equipment damage or non-return.