Kiln Hire and Firing Service

We have three electric kilns and fire to a standard temperature of 1000 degrees C for bisque and to a standard temperature of 1260 degrees C for glaze. Please let us know if you require a special firing schedule. Contact us via e-mail or phone to check availability.

Packing kilns
Your work will usually be packed and unpacked by our staff. If your work is fragile or too heavy, a suitable time can be arranged for you to handle and pack your own work. We ask that you provide your own setters if your work is made from heavily grogged clay such as BRT or if your work has black or blue underglaze or slip on the base/s.

Care and responsibility disclaimer
While all care is taken handling your work Sydney Clay Studio is not responsible for breakages or glaze mishaps.

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Large kiln - Internal dimensions:- 68cm wide x 67cm deep x 91cm high; Shelf size 60x30cm; max. firing temp 1280 degrees celcius - $150 per kiln load for bisque or glaze

Medium kiln - Internal dimensions:- 46cm wide x 45cm deep x 55cm high; Shelf size 40x40cm; max. firing temp 1280 degrees celcius - $90 per kiln load for bisque or glaze

Small kiln (will be available next year) - Internal dimensions:- 33cm wide x 31cm deep x 40cm high; Shelf size 30x30cm; max. firing temp 1280 degrees celcius - $45 per kiln load for bisque or glaze

Casual Firing Rates

Rates for external firers and studio friends

Studio Friends

Firing rates for friends who also use and book our studio services. The charges apply after bisque firing so your pieces will go through the glaze firing free of charge. If your pieces have been bisqued elsewhere we will charge the same rate for the glaze firing as we would charge for bisque firing. Firing fees include the use of our glazes.

$12 per kilo; $30 per kilo for jewellery

External Firers

Firing rates for friends who only use our kiln services. The charges apply after bisque firing so will go through the glaze firing free of charge. If your pieces have been bisqued elsewhere we will charge the same rate for the glaze firing as we would charge for the bisque firing. Firing fees include the use of our glazes.

$15 per kilo; $30 per kilo for jewellery