Wheel & Kiln Hire
Artisan Avenue offers hiring services as well as classes. If you've been working on your own pottery pieces, visit our studio to hire our kilns or our wheel.
To make any hiring bookings, please call us directly on 0419 773 589.
Artisan Avenue is home to two kilns, and offers in-house kiln firing services. Jude
will personally fire your items and speak with you to ensure you are getting what you want from your kiln firing. With over forty years experience, your pots are in safe hands with Jude.
The largest shelf in the kiln has the capacity to fire 500mm x 500mm pot bases (height of 200mm).
This is an essential step in the pot making process and the most popular kind offiring. Kiln heat to Cone 04 (1020 degrees celsius)
Max height of pots = 30cm
$9.00 for 1kg of clay to bisque
We offer Cone 6 firing, allowing your pots to be fired up to 1220 degrees celsius. This is a more intermediate form of firing, allowing your pots to become vitrified and waterproof.
Your glaze MUST have been tested prior to using the kiln, on more than 1 pot and on your clay body. The clay body must be suitable for Cone 6 temperatures. If you wish to test in our kilns, all pieces MUST have paddies, 2cm wider than the piece you are testing.
Bottoms of pots must be waxed and clean to 1cm from kiln shelf and your name or ID stamp must be on each item to be fired.
- Normal cooling conditions
- Electric non-reduction kiln
20cm max height of pot
Largest shelf = 50cm x 50cm
Small Kiln - Hexagonal
30cm max height of pot
30cm - diameter
$12.00 per kg of clay to glaze Cone 6
Please note, Artisan Avenue cannot take responsibility for loss or damage and reserves the right to refuse any items which we feel could cause a problematic firing - we want the best outcome for you and the kiln! Terms will be discussed further over the phone before booking.
If you have experience using a pottery wheel, you can use the wheel in the Artisan Avenue studio for just $11 an hour.
Pieces left on batts to firm up, must be attended to the following day and removed. Bring your own tools or we have a selection of 6 for you to choose from.
*It is a condition of the hire that all equipment must be left clean and tidy... (not like this picture which is the wheel being used in full swing - we love it!)
We also have clay for sale at competitive prices, call directly for the price list.
Got questions? Give Jude a call on 0419 773 589 for more information on any of our pottery hiring services.