Kiln Shop

About the Kiln Shop

PGC’s 950-square-foot kiln shop has flexible space for kiln forming, with state-of-the-art ventilation, an individual mold making room, and convertible clam shell annealers. We are often joined by world-renowned kiln artists, including Susan Taylor Glasgow, Kari Minnick, and Helen Stokes, among many others. 

Kiln Shop Up Close 

Our 950-square-foot air-conditioned kiln shop has flexible space to accommodate all types of activities. It includes:

  • Four 2’ x 3’ casting kilns
  • Two 18" x 24" fusing/casting combination kilns
  • Two 20” x 40” fusing kilns
  • Two 24" w x 15" h x 22.5" d front-loading Paragon kilns
  • Three separate rooms all with individual ventilation: classroom, kiln room, and mold making area for both wax and plaster
  • Swing-arm ventilation in classroom space for painting, leading, or enameling
Kiln shop

Rent The Studio

Please remember to always check in and out with a technician that is on duty. Ask for help if you are not familiar with programming kilns. Other fees may apply for failing to clean up ($25), failing to check out ($25), cancelling within 24 hours ($50), and/or damaging equipment.

$25/session

Mondays 5pm-9pm
Fridays 10am-2pm

Open studio is available for students who are currently enrolled in a PGC kiln class. A technician will be on duty to answer questions or help troubleshoot. Includes small scrap, studio use and half kiln.
 

$10/hour
Casting room rental (use of casting room and steamer, rate for firing depends on firing schedule) and/or kiln studio rental (use of kiln studio and its tools/materials).

$15/hour
Includes use of tools and equipment, materials not included.

Small Kilns* $40/firing
Hot Shop Casters $45/firing
Bell Kilns $50/firing
For slumping, fusing, basic firing programs no more than 24 hours.

* Small kilns are Y1, Y2 and the Paragons in the kiln shop.

Small Kilns +$20/day
Hot Shop Casters +$25/day
Bell Kilns +$40/day

For castings and longer firing programs.

First 24 hours is charged the standard rate; each additional day will incur these charges.

Extras

  • Non-Fusible Scrap  $5/pound
  • Bullseye Scrap  $7.50/pound
  • Plaster + Silica Fee (please bring your own plaster and silica)  $10/session
  • Hot Shop Steamer  $4/hour

Buy Supplies

PGC Sells a Variety of Glass Supplies

See Kiln Shop Classes

Beginner to Ace