Medalta’s Shaw Centre is a state-of-the-art ceramic residency facility with a soda kiln, salt kiln, large gas car kiln, Blaauw gas kiln, and seven electric kilns. Although we use them a lot for our residencies and workshops, we also rent them out.

If you don’t have easy access to a specific kiln where you are, consider using ours. It can be a great way for an individual or group to experiment with new firing techniques.

Cost: varying options listed below. All kiln rentals are GST exempt.

Includes use of studio glazes, support material, and 1 day of studio use

NOTE: Technical Assistance is required if you have no previous experience with our kilns.

Registration Deadline: ongoing

To book please contact or call 403-504-4653

Electric Kilns

*Includes use of studio glazes, support material, 1 day of studio use
Glaze Firing= $8 per cu. ft.
Non-glaze Firing = $6 per cu. ft.
(exception: test kilns)

NOTE: A flat fee of $25 will be added if technical assistance is required to fire electric kilns.

Kiln #1(Manual)    4 cu. ft.opening 17.5”, depth 27”, shelf 15.5” Fee
Glaze Firing $32
Non-Glaze Firing $24

 

Kiln #2    6.5 cu. ft.opening 23.5”, depth 27”, shelf  21” Fee
Glaze Firing $52
Non-Glaze Firing $39

 

Kiln #3     10 cu. ft. opening 28.5”, depth 27”, shelf  26” Fee
Glaze Firing $80
Non-Glaze Firing $60

 

Kiln #4     10 cu. ft. opening 28.5”, depth 27”, shelf  26” Fee
Glaze Firing $80
Non-Glaze Firing $60

 

Kiln #5      16.5 cu. ft. opening 42”, depth 27”, shelf  26” Fee
Glaze Firing $132
Non-Glaze Firing $99

 

Kiln #6(Manual)     0.6 cu. ft. opening 11”, depth 9”, shelf  10” Fee
Glaze Firing $12
Non-Glaze Firing $8

 

Kiln #7    0.6 cu. ft. opening 11”, depth 9”, shelf  10” Fee
Glaze Firing $12
Non-Glaze Firing $8

Gas Kilns 

Salt 16 cubic ft. stacking space No Technical Assistance Technical Assistance ($325 kiln fee + $350 tech fee)
$325 $675

 

Soda 16 cubic ft. stacking space No Technical Assistance Technical Assistance ($325 kiln fee + $350 tech fee)
$325 $675

 

Salt & Soda Workshop  3 full days of instruction on glazing, loading, firing, and unloading techniques. Includes Salt & Soda Kiln rental fee  Fee
$1700

 

Car Kiln 30 cubic ft. stacking space No Technical Assistance Technical Assistance($225 kiln fee + $300 tech fee)
Glaze Firing $225 $525
Non-Glaze Firing $185 $485

BLAAUW 10 cubic ft   Technical Assistance included Fee
Glaze Firing $85
Non-Glaze Firing $72

 Wood Kiln

Wood kiln (wood included) No Technical Assistance Technical Assistance ($800 kiln fee + $350 tech fee)
$800 $1150

Raku Kiln

Raku Kiln (includes kiln use for 1 day) Fee (per day)
$50

* All kiln rentals are GST exempt.

**You will need to have fired the kiln at least once with supervision before you will be able to rent without any technical assistance.