Kiln Rentals / Firing Services
Drop Off Time & Things to Know Before You Come:
Non members of the studio in need of firing services can bring their work to Choplet Monday – Friday: 1:00-7:00 pm & Saturday – Sunday: 2-7 pm. We strongly recommend you purchase your clay or slip from the studio which will insure you can also use our glazes. We have 12 different clay body available for purchase and maintain an inventory of 40 to 50 glazes at all time. If you bring pieces made with non-studio clay, you must provide proof of purchase and exact cone reference for the clay and the glazes you intend to use.
Hourly Rental and Use of Our Glazes:
If you decide you would like to glaze your work at our facility, you will sign up at the front desk for hourly rental ($15/hour). You can use your own glazes (subject to our review and approval) or use our studio glazes if you are doing both bisque and glaze firing cycle at Choplet in the collective firing. Our glazes are not included with single firing or kiln rental firing options.
Join our collective firing for 8 cents/cubic inch (which covers bisque and glaze firings) if you only have a few pieces to fire. Rushed bisque and glaze firing is 0.16 cents / cubic inch. Glaze only firing is 6 cents/cubic inch. Rushed glazed only firing is 12 cents/cubic inch.
Turn Around Time for Collective Firing:
Do not call us to find out if your work has been fired. We fire thousands of pieces a week and cannot go search for yours. Please come back to the studio 1 week after dropping your piece to be bisque fired, this is generally enough time to insure your piece has been fired and unloaded from the kiln. You can rent the studio for $15/hour to glaze your work with our studio glazes. You should expect another week for your piece to go through the glaze firing. Rushed bisque and glaze firings(2-3 days turn around for each) can be requested.
Disclaimer and Refund Policy:
Please make note that we are a high fire clay studio. Low fire glaze requests will be accommodated in our bisque fire kiln. This means you assume the potential risk of a piece exploding in the kiln and sticking to your work and released moisture that could interfere with certain low fire glazes.
Payment must be made at drop off and there is no refund available for breakage, cracking, explosion or imperfect firing of any kind.
Kiln Rental and Loading fee:
We have several different kiln sizes to fit any size load or budget. Prices are for any Cone up to Cone 6 and for a standard firing cycle. Loading fee is $25-$60 depending on the size of the kiln and how many pieces are being loaded.
- Kiln #1: 22 W x 22 L x 26 H
- Kiln #2: 26 W x 26 L x 26 H
- Kiln #3: 26 W x 26 L x 31 H
- Kiln #4: 31 W x 41 L x 25.5 H
The prices indicated are for standard slow firing cycles. Any firings with special requirements such as ramp/ hold are subject to additional fees. Glaze firing greenware is prohibited. Pieces must have been bisque fired prior to glaze firing. Choplet studio is not to be hold responsible for a piece cracking, breaking, blistering, exploding or any other type of unsatisfactory result.