Full kiln hire (7 cubic feet) is also available upon request.
How it works
Your work will be carefully weighed by after you’ve dropped it off. You will then receive an invoice via email.
Please ensure your firing service invoice has been paid prior to collecting your fired work.
Please allow for a average turn-around time of two weeks per firing cycle for the return of your fired work.
We will email you to schedule a pick-up time when your work is ready to collect!
Casual firing deliveries and collections happen at my home studio in Aro Valley off of Holloway Road.
Casual Firing Guidelines:
Objects need to be bisqued before glaze is applied – we can’t fire objects where glaze has been applied to greenware.
Our casual firing customers usually glaze their ware at home, with their own equipment and materials, then deliver their glazed pieces back to us for cone 8 firing.
If you’d like to have large bodies of work fired with us, please get in touch to discuss your project and deadlines, we would love to help. 3 weeks notice is needed to schedule firing services for large bodies of work.
Maximum size of sculptures or singular objects suitable for our standard casual firing services is 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. If you’re making extra large scale work, please get in touch to discuss your project and secure a quote for services.
Clay bodies need to be suitable to go up to 1240 degrees C – you can check the product information on your packaging or online orders for your clay’s firing temperature range. Stoneware, sculptural clays, raku, porcelain and most paperclays are suitable for our firing programmes.
Work delivered for bisque fire needs to be bone-dry (if it feels cold to the touch, it needs more drying time) a general guide for drying times: two weeks drying time for ware with walls thinner than 6mm, three weeks for ware with walls thicker than 6mm.
Glazed work for cone 8 needs to be ‘dry-footed’ (no glaze on the base of the work, and a clearance of 3mm at the bottom edge) and all glazes used must be suitable for 1240 degrees C (no cone 5 glazes, or low fire glazes please).
If you’re using an unfamiliar glaze, or a glaze that is known to be runny, please let us know, and if possible provide a bisqued catch plate to put underneath the work.
We can fire beads or other jewellery forms if you can provide a ‘bead tree’ for firing. These can be purchased from CCG or Bot Pots.
What I can’t fire:
Most black clays (due to toxicity)
Work featuring washes or slips containing manganese.
Unprocessed wild clay that may contain plant roots, large stones, or other organic matter.