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Kiln Firing Services

Inspired Minds Art Center now offers public firing services! We operate a brand new Skutt-1027-3 electric kiln in our pottery studio. 

Call 512-256-0181 for more information and to schedule drop off. 

We fire up to cone 04.  

Risks and Damages: We will do our very best to ensure a successful firing for your clay pieces, however there are always risks when firing clay.  On occasion, glaze defects may occur.  All clay must be dry when you bring it to us.  We do NOT accept wet clay projects. Inspired Minds Art Center is not responsible for any cracks that might develop during or after the firing process. You are financially responsible for any damages to our kiln or kiln furniture attributed directly to your work. 

Paper Penalties: Paper clay and paper armatures will NOT be fired in our kiln.  You must state the type of clay to be fired when you leave your pieces.  Any unknown/unstated clay items will NOT be fired. A penalty of $40 will be assessed if there is paper in the clay or if a shelf is damaged due to unknown clay type.

Transporting and Drop Off: At drop off, you will be asked to fill out a form that includes your names, contact information, desired firing cone, and type of clay.  Failure to completely fill out this form will result in a delay in firing your piece.  You will be directed where to leave your work on the appropriate shelf to be fired.  Please make sure each individual piece is signed.  It will be your responsibility to identify it upon pick up. A representative of Inspired Minds will call you when your work is ready to be picked up. 

Turnaround Time: We will fire only when we are able to fill the kiln at least 2/3rds full.  This will insure more successful firing results. Priority is given to class firings. Typical turn around is 2-3 weeks, but this is NOT guaranteed. Firings are done on a first come, first served basis. Inspired Minds is only responsible for work up to 30 days after firing. 

Pricing

  • Half Shelf (10.5"x21"x8"): $15

  • Full Shelf (21" diameter x8"h): $30

  • Full Kiln (21"d x 27"h): $50

 

Shelf height maximum is 8 inches. If you have taller forms, you can buy a full shelf vertically.