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Our 950 sq. ft. Kiln Shop has flexible space to accommodate all types of activities. It includes:

  • Two 3’ x 4’ casting kilns
  • Two 4’ x 5’ 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

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Rent the Kiln Shop

  • Studio Rental $10/hour + materials
  • Photo Imagery Light + Tools $15/hour (resist and transparencies sold separately)
  • Kiln Rental for a standard 24 hour cycle $45
  • Large Wax Steamer $10/session (4 hours)

Studio Rental includes use of tools (mixing buckets, glass cutters, scales, light tables, wax melters, soldering irons, wax/clay tools, etc.) and space for working on projects. Materials (plaster, silica, glass, etc.) will be charged additionally. Kiln Rental includes the use of one kiln and kiln accessories (shelves, fire bricks, sand, etc.) for a single firing. 

Rental time must be booked at least one day in advance and you must be a PGC member. 

Open Studio

Open studio time is for students currently enrolled in a kiln class or anyone who has taken a multi-week kiln class within the last year. The cost for open studio is $20 for half a kiln and includes use of shop tools and equipment. A limited amount of scrap glass will be available for use, but no frit, powder, or sheets will be available. Students are welcome to bring their own or purchase them from PGC. A studio monitor will be present to answer questions and to assure the kiln is properly loaded and fired. 

Open Studio must be booked at least one day in advance. To register for Monday open studio you must call before Friday at 4pm.

Mondays 6 – 9pm

Fridays 10am-2pm 

Supply Sales

PGC sells a variety of glass, tools and supplies including Bullseye color in sheets, frit and powder.

If you have any questions, EMAIL or call us at 412-365-2145 x204.

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Autumn Hours

We are open today from 10am – 4pm

  • Sun 10am – 4pm
  • Mon 10am – 7pm
  • Tue 10am – 7pm
  • Wed 10am – 7pm
  • Thu 10am – 7pm
  • Fri 10am – 4pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm