Firing Services

If you've got some pottery that you've made at home, in a class, or somewhere else and would like to have it fired in our kilns, The Potters' Studio in Berkeley can do that. We offer bisque and glaze firing services in our electric and gas kilns on a contract basis.

Low-Fire Electric Bisque and Glaze Firings

  • Low temperature cone 05 electric firings are done throughout the week/weekends, almost daily.
  • Turn-around time depends on the queue but is generally 3-7 days.
  • Work must be completely dry.
  • Glazed work must not have any glaze on the bottom.
  • Cost: $27 a cubic foot (or $.0156 a cubic inch)***

Mid-Fire Electric Firings

  • The temperature is cone 5-6.
  • Because the demand isn't as high for these firings, the turn-around might be closer to a week, as we have to have enough work to fill a kiln. We've got 8 electric kilns, however, quite small to quite big, so we can probably accomodate you.
  • Glazed work must not have any glaze on the bottom.
  • Cost: $35 a foot (or $.0203 a cubic inch)***

Hi-Fire Gas Reduction Firings

  • The temperature is cone 10-11.
  • Loading is done on Mon. and Wed.
  • Firing is done on Tue. and Thu.
  • Unloading is done on Wed. and Fri./Sat.
  • The use of our 18 glazes is optional ($6 a cubic foot of work). A half-day (2 hours or less: $10) or one-day pass (more than 2 hours: $20) is necessary to use the studio for glaze application.
  • Glazed work must not have any glaze on the bottom.
  • Cost: $42 a foot (or $.0243 a cubic inch)***

Payment is due at the time of drop off. $20 minimum charge.

*** Size is calculated as width" x length" x height" (for height, add 2 extra inches)