Firing Services

 

Bisque & Glaze Firing

Seattle Pottery Supply has a great bisque ware and glaze firing service that allows for art creation at home or studio, and quality-controlled firing at our Seattle-based facility. We have several kilns, with the maximum height we can fire being 29 inches. Please call with your dimensions if the items are large before you come in. Pricing is very affordable, our minimum charge is $5 and one square foot is $10. Each additional square foot is $7. We do have an oversize fee for pieces that are larger than 6" in any dimension as well as a $1 fee for additional furniture. Just box up and bring in your pieces during retail hours and we will fire them for you!

We use our own Crucible Kilns that we design build ourselves, so we know their firing characteristics inside and out. For more information about bisque and glaze firing services, call us at (206) 587-0570 or email info@seattlepotterysupply.com.

Raku Firing

Experience the joy of Raku pottery at our monthly firings! Firings take place at our 35 Hanford Street facility on the first Saturday of each month. We start at 9:30 A.M and fire until all the pieces are done. Pricing is $35.00 per person (for up to three medium sized 6" diameter pieces). Glazes for self-application are provided, and our extremely knowledgeable Raku facilitator Eric will be present to fire and answer any questions. Private sessions are also available, please contact us for details and pricing. You can call us at (206) 587-0570 or email info@seattlepotterysupply.com.

School Raku Firing

We bring the excitement of Raku right to your school! We have a complete raku glazing and firing set up, including two to three Crucible Easy Riser Raku kilns, and instruction for glazing bisque-fired pieces. We can even can supply bisqueware that students can personalize and fire. While students are glazing their pieces, they can watch us bring up the temperature of kiln at a safe distance (at least 10 feet away) and observe the entire process as we help explain what's happening. Glazed ceramic bisqueware is heated until the glazes mature (approximately 1750º Fahrenheit) then removed from the kiln and placed in a sealed container containing straw or newspaper to make a reduction atmosphere that produces unique iridescent colors. Allow at least 4 hours for the entire process. It's a wonderfully rich, interdisciplinary experience that mixes artistic, scientific, mathematical, and cultural learning moments with beautiful and tangible results. This service is limited to the Greater Seattle/Puget Sound region (within a 50 mile radius from our facility). For more details, please call us at (206) 587-0570 or email info@seattlepotterysupply.com.