Electric Kiln Fundamentals Workshop

Electric Kiln Fundamentals Workshop

Electric Kiln Fundamentals for Novice to Expert

Over 20 people have attended this class


Take all of the fear out of owning and operating your own kiln and learn all the basics in this comprehensive workshop.

Please Note: We will be running this workshop using electric kilns only.

The workshop will include the following:

  • Kiln safety and setup
  • Kiln equipment
  • Looking after your kiln and equipment used
  • Firing times and temperatures
  • Loading kilns for bisque, earthenware, mid-fire and stoneware
  • Unloading kilns

Tea, coffee, water and nibbles will be provided, if you have any personal dietary

requirements i.e lactose or gluten free etc please bring what you require to

eat and drink.

Maximum of 10 students per workshop

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What you will learn

  • How to be confident with your kiln, The Firing Process, Loading and unloading your Kiln, and much more.

What you will get

  • You will gain valuable information on how to load and operate an electric kiln with handouts to take home.
Parking Info

Please drive past the house to the white shed.  Parking in front of shed.

What to bring

  • Please bring a pen and notebook to take additional notes along with your kiln and controler manual as we will be using Tetlow kilns, Pixsys and Bartlett controllers as working models to train on.

What to wear

Comfortable casual clothing is recommended with sensible closed toe shoes.

Appropriate for

Suitable for potters and teachers of all levels


We will be providing tea, coffee, water and some snacks. If you have specific dietry requirements please bring your own snacks and drinks.

SaJo Ceramics

(581 Reviews)

We have set up our studio to bring together pottery and ceramics in a combined space and to be an affordable, fun place where anyone can come and enjoy creating with clay. Our studio is a place where there are very little rules except to respect your fellow artists, their work and the studio, to relax and learn that there is no end to the possibilities when working with clay..........

At SaJo Ceramics you can...

Join a casual pottery class or social pottery & ceramics session; take a workshop to have a go at the pottery wheel, take one of our 6 week courses to learn the basics of throwing, or just use our  Melbourne studio facilities on a casual basis. Discover beautiful stoneware handmade tiles for a unique splashback or outdoor wall feature or make your own! Explore a huge catalogue of ceramic pieces to paint in both acrylic paints and fired finishes, made to order from vintage and modern bisque designs. Buy hand made tile blanks for your school or community project, ready for you to paint, carve or decorate, or just drop in and chat with fellow artists while enjoying a cuppa.

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4.9 (11 reviews)
marierated it
22 Jun 2024
This class was great, Georgie was amazing at explaining every little details about the kilns, process of firing and much more. You will be so well prepared to buy a kiln, new or second hand, you will know what to look for. You will understand the firing process for all sorts of clay and most importantly you will feel confident around the kiln and working with it. I would definitely recommend this class if you are thinking about having your own kiln or if you already have one. Great knowledge around electricity, safety, maintenance, timing, props and more. Thank you so much Georgie and Sajo
Amandarated it
29 Oct 2023
The kiln fundamentals workshop was fabulous. A great amount of information, presented in a very clear and easy to understand way. Plus a great set of notes to take home. Georgie was very welcoming and friendly and the class had an easy vibe. Highly recommend.
Reneerated it
28 Oct 2023
Georgie has a world of knowledge! A wonderful class that takes you over kiln maintenance, loading, and best firing practices when it comes to bisque, earthenware, mid-fire and stoneware. Highly recommended it you own a kiln or even if you don't it's still helpful if you are immersed in the world of ceramics.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at SaJo Ceramics or organised by SaJo Ceramics must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by SaJo Ceramics.


I agree to give SaJo Ceramics unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at SaJo Ceramics classes and events or on SaJo Ceramics's premises. (For use of SaJo Ceramics marketing materials).

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