Kiln training

From: £65.00 inc. VAT

This workshop is for people who are willing to learn basic skills in operating electric ceramics kilns safely. Those with experience in pottery who are interested to deepen technical knowledge and improve their understanding of ceramics process and use of materials will benefit from this session.

Participants who are new to electric kilns, and want to raise confidence using them, those looking to have a kiln of their own will find practical and theory sides of the workshop useful and a good place to start.

Kiln training session will cover:
  • – The process of kiln packing/unpacking.
  • – Kiln programming: use of kiln controllers.
  • – Firing temperatures and schedules.
  • – Timing and planning.
  • – Taking care of your kiln.
  • – Kiln fumes and health and safety for kiln installation.
  • – Personal protective equipment.
  • – Loading a small Rhode top loader kiln.
  • – Deciding firing temperatures for ceramics material.


Next workshop date is 17 February 2018, please select the date and time below to book the workshop.



What to bring:
  • Something to take notes.
  • Warm clothing as there is no central heating in the studio and space can be chilly.
Please note:
  • No open toe shoes allowed in the workshop.
  • No work will be fired at the session, if you are looking to get your work fired, see Firing Service.

Event Specific Terms and Conditions: The fee is NOT refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by Ceramics Studio Co-op. Ceramics Studio Co-op reserves the right to refuse admission to its classes without prior notice to the participant. Ceramics Studio Co-op reserves the right to substitute the teacher advertised without prior notice to the participant. Ceramics Studio Co-op will use your information for administration purposes and customer services. We will pass your information to our service providers for these purposes and may also keep our information for a reasonable period for administrative and record keeping purposes. As part of the UK legislation, there are certain requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998 to which Companies must adhere. The Data Protection legislation is there to protect you against any misuse of your personal information. It also gives you the right to know how we use your information and to whom it is disclosed.