Collection: Kilns

Whatever your kiln needs are, Glass, Gas, Electric or Raku, at Big Ceramic Store, we have the perfect kiln for you and your budget. With brands like Amaco, ConeArt, Cress, Olympic and Skutt, you are sure to find what you are looking for at a price you can afford.

What’s the difference in kilns you might ask? Well, glass kilns generally have a heat source in the lid, and are used for doing glass work like bottle slumping and glass beads. Ceramic kilns have heating elements in the sidewalls, fire at a higher temperature, and are fairly easy to operate. Electric ceramic kilns are used more often than any other type, and are great for beginners.

Gas fired kilns are a little more challenging to use. The “reduction” firing supports a richer range of color and effects like flashing. If you’re bored with the simplicity, and colors produced in the oxidation firing of the electric ceramic kiln, a gas kiln may be the choice for you.

Raku kilns are a little different, as they are the first step to the finished product. Raku kilns are basically gas or electric ceramic kilns, with a lid safety cutoff switch, or winch for lifting the heating chamber. Either feature is designed to allow for easier removal of the red hot pieces.

Do you work with glass and ceramics? Save yourself the hassle of separate kilns by checking out our Dual Media kilns.

Still not sure which kiln is best for you? Our Kiln Specialists are ready to take your call at 855.994.2233, or you can email your questions to, and we will help you find the perfect kiln for your needs.