Kiln Hire

Kiln Hire is perfect for anyone who would occasionally like to work with clay, but has limited space or does not wish to invest in the expensive firing equipment required. We have the equipment and specialist technical knowledge to fire your work for you, all you need to do is arrange a date, deliver the work and pick it up when ready. This service is available to schools, community groups, charities, small businesses and non-member artists.


The following prices are valid as of 1st January 2018 and are inclusive of the technician fee:

All kilns except Brockie

Bisque or earthenware glaze up to 1060°C £30.00
Earthenware and mid-range up to 1200°C £35.00
Stoneware up to 1260°C £50.00


Bisque or earthenware glaze up to 1060°C £35.00
Earthenware and mid-range up to 1200°C £50.00

The technician fee of £15 is included and covers one hour of artist’s time for packing, unpacking and firing the kiln for you. This fee may be higher if you are planning to fire a large number of very small pieces which will take longer than usual to pack or unpack from the kiln.

Kiln Sizes

Sizes are packing dimensions, listed as height by depth by width.

Electric kilns

We maintain and operate several electric kilns which are capable of firing work up to 1260°C.
Blue Bee – 90 x 76 x 60cm
Brockie – 80 x 76 x 60xm 
Jeff (arched kiln) – 87 at apex/77 at sides x 73 x 60cm
G2 – 60 x 65 x 45cm
Raddy – 34 x 30 x 38cm

Gas Kilns

We also own and operate two gas kilns which are capable of firing work up to 1300ºC. One of these is a trolley kiln, one of the largest kilns available for use by ceramic artists in the Glasgow area. This kiln is suitable for firing large sculptural work. 
Beast – 125 x 95 x 100cm (chamber size: 156 x 128 x 110cm)
Marta – 60 x 70 x 70cm (chamber size: 80 x 77 x 80cm)

Call 0141 550 8030 book a firing

A firing is booked with one of our professional member artists who are qualified to fire the kiln for you. That person will book a kiln on your behalf and you should make an appointment with them personally to receive your work when you are ready to bring it in, preferably a day or two before your kiln booking.

Please note that we are an artist’s cooperative located within a secure building and we have no secretary or technician. You must make an appointment with one particular artist to be available to meet you when you arrive. If you arrive without an appointment, you may find that you are unable to gain access to the studio.

Firings are usually booked at least one week in advance. At some busy times of the year, it is better to book even further in advance. These times include the lead up to Christmas (late October and November each year), the lead up to Edinburgh Arts Festival (July) and any studio open days. 

It is often safer to transport work when it is leather hard. Please mention it when making your kiln booking if you would like your work dried in our drying cupboard prior to firing.