firing services

firing services

If you have a Clay at Home kit, you need to take your finished work to our Victoria Road Studio, 146 Victoria Road, Marrickville.

Find out how to get your kit fired, including opening hours and instructions.

Firing services for potters

Firing services for non-members take place at our Renwick Studio, located 143 Renwick Street, Marrickville.

Depending on the quantity of your work, we have prices by weight, half kiln, or full kiln.

Please ensure you've read the Terms and Conditions below, before you book.

1-10 items (not a full shelf)

Charged by bisque weight, at $15 per kg with a minimum charge of $5.

Full shelf

Kiln shelf dimensions - 56 x 28cm
If your work is over 15cm, it takes the space of two shelf storeys, and is charged as 2 shelves. 
Bisque 950 = $20 per shelf
Stoneware 1265 = $28 per shelf

Full kiln

Dimensions - 56 x 56 x 76
$100 per kiln

Terms and Conditions

Yeah, no one likes reading this bit, but they're important.

For full kilns only

Within reason, you can provide your own schedule under 16 hours total, and emptied within 36 hours.

For all firings

We provide the schedule for firing and ALL all kilns are packed by technicians. 

There is a first come first serve for anything other than a full kiln. 

We will only fire pieces made if you have ceramic experience (have taken one of our 4 week classes or equivalent elsewhere)

We do not guarantee you will have your items by a specific date, so give yourself plenty of time. 

Small items such as beads must be fired on a setter, provided by yourself, with items already loaded. It will be weighed with your pieces in-situ. 

Kiln misfires happen! We will run you through again free of charge. 

Kiln mishaps happen! We are not responsible if your piece, explodes, warps or is otherwise damaged as a result.
In the unlikely event your piece is dropped or damaged by a technician, or incorrectly fired through human error, we will not charge for firing, and offer credit of that amount, to remake and fire it for free. 

Kiln delays happen! We may move schedules back if needed. 

Concerned about a runny glaze? Make and put it on a setter. If your glaze runs and you didn’t provide a setter, you will be charged a kiln shelf cleaning fee of $25. 

If you put the wrong clay body into a firing and it melts, you will be charged a kiln shelf cleaning fee of $25. 

If your work catastrophically melts or explodes, you will be charged for any damage to the kiln, and may have to pay other potters for any damaged work. 

Glazes must not flash, or contain salts.

Please don’t get experimental with what you put in your body or glaze without telling us. It’s very dangerous and we need to vet each addition. 

Solid sculptures, or armatures are a no-no. 

If your work looks like it’s going to break or explode, we can’t fire it. Vitrifying a broken/non-functional piece so it can’t break down and is just landfill, isn’t what we’re about.