You do not have to be a member of the Potters Shop & School to fire your work here.  Our firing services are available for outside groups and individuals.  However, membership does have its benefits and firing fees are about 50% of the non-member rate. Check out the non-resident membership,  you will be pleasantly surprised!

Firing fees are based on the size of the kiln and the firing time.  Studio glazes are included in the firing fee. Please contact us to make an appointment.  Bring in your pieces to be fired and be sure to know the firing temperature of your clay.  If you are unsure of this, please bring the box your clay came in.  Some guidelines we follow for the safety of your work and our kilns:

  • Make sure that no pieces have pockets of trapped air.
  • All greenware (unfired work) must be completely dry.
  • No walls or solid components should be thicker than your thumb.
  • All glazed pots must have the bottoms thoroughly wiped clean and free of glaze.
Our kilns range in size from 2.7 to 10.3 cubic feet. We have both computerized and manually operated kilns. We also have two smaller test kilns. For rates and questions, please call, email or stop by. We are happy to help.

The studio also does monthly Raku firings that are open to studio members only. Please see our Membership page for the details of studio membership.

 31 Thorpe Rd. Needham, MA 02494 USA     Phone: 781-449-7687     Fax: 781-449-9098      Email:    Hours: M-Th: 11-5 F: 10-4