Services

See What Brooklyn Clay Industries Has To Offer

FIRING SERVICES AND KILN RENTAL

Firing Services are offered to non-members who are interested in renting a kiln or by
measuring pieces individually. We offer a number of sizes of kilns and can accommodate
firings from cone 018 to cone 10.

Call or email your questions: (301) 395-0143 or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

POTTERY AND SCULPTURE SUPPLIES

Ceramic and Sculpture Supplies.. Tools, brushes, limited supplies in Stock. Special Orders. etc. (available items will be listed on BCI eCommerce Shop section).

GALLERY RENTAL

Artists have the opportunity to rent gallery space for studio visits, short-term projects, and events. Email us for rates and to get on our calendar!

Call or email your questions: Studio (718) 596-4029 | Mobile (917) 443-4313 or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

CONSULTATION

Our expert and experienced associates are available to assist artists and clay enthusiasts with special projects, clay or glaze problems, ceramic supply information and procurement, Mold making, slip casting, firing, equipment etc.

Call or email for order requests and fees at brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

MOLD MAKING

Our skilled mold makers will make almost any type of mold for casting with slip, press, jigger or jolly.

Call or email your questions: Studio (718) 596-4029 | Mobile (917) 443-4313 or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

CERAMIC EQUIPMENT REPAIR

Our repair technicians have been repairing and maintaining used ceramic equipment for many years. We can special order Kiln
Elements long discontinued by the makers of certain makes and models of kilns. Deposits are required for special order items.

Rates for equipment repair are : $150.00 for the initial hour, $80 for each additional half-hour within the 5 boroughs.

Call or email your questions: 301 395 0143 or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

GLAZE MIXING

Glaze Mixing is offered to anyone needing a customized glaze formula mixed and tested.

Call or email your questions: Studio (718) 596-4029 | Mobile (917) 443-4313 or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com

OPEN STUDIO SERVICES

For customers with prior pottery experience ($15 per hour or part of an hour). Free for members and students registered for our 12-week classes.

Material cost for non students or members :

To save pottery made during open studio times, Ask to have your pieces measured by an attendant. Firing rate is .10 cents per cubic inch (WxDxHx 0.10cents) per firing with a $10 minimum.

If nothing is saved there's a $5.00 clay use fee charged.

KILN RENTAL AND LOADING FEE

We have 4 different kiln sizes to fit any size load or budget. Prices are for a standard firing cycle. The loading fee is $25-$50 depending on the size of the kiln and how many pieces are being loaded.

Kiln Sm: 13”W x 13 L x 14 H

$55.00 - up to cone 01/2080F

$90.00 - up to cone 6/2269F

$125.00 - up to cone 9/2336F

Kiln Medium: 23 W x 23 L x 27 H

$165. – up to cone 01/2080F

$185. – up to cone 6/2269F

$250. - up to cone 9/2336F

Kiln Large: 28 W x 28 L x 27 H

$185. - up to cone 01/2080F

$250. – up to cone 5/2205F

STUDIO FIRING

Firing rates when pieces are measured

If you only have a few pieces to fire, join our collective firing for .07 cents per cubic inch per firing, with a $10.00 minimum for one piece, and rounding to the nearest $5.00 if under, or $10.00 if over $5.00, 

 .10 cents per cubic inch - For use of BCi clay, glaze and 2 firings.

.07 cents per cubic inch - For use of BCi glaze and 2 firings. (BCi students using outside clays. Subject to approval by studio manager.)

 $1.50 per piece with kiln rental for use of BCi glazes.

 $30.00 fee per firing for rush firings, 2-3 day turn around.

Very small pieces are placed in a kiln shelf before measuring.

Firing policy

All outside clay and glazes must be verified by BCi before firings are done in our kilns. Proof of firing temperature can be a receipt, a photo of the clay box or glaze jar labels, or information directly from the manufcturer.(Meltdown damage to our kilns because of faulty information or over application of glazes will be charged to the customer)

The prices indicated are for standard slow-firing cycles and are subject to change. Any firings with special requirements such as ramp/ hold are subject to additional fees. Glaze firing greenware is prohibited. Pieces must have been bisque fired prior to glaze firing. BCI is not to be held responsible for a piece cracking, breaking, blistering, exploding, or any other type of unsatisfactory result.

Please call, text or email 1 week after dropping your piece to be fired, this is generally enough time to insure your pieces have been fired and unloaded from the kiln.

Rushed bisque or glaze firing ( 2-3 days turn around) Available for kiln rentals only. Payment must be made at drop off and precise clay cone firing reference must be available.

Call or email your questions: Studio (718) 596-4029 Mobile (917) 443-4313  or brooklynclayind@yahoo.com