Firing the Electric Kiln – with Chris Harford

This course is run over two Sunday mornings, August 5 & 12  from 10am – 2pm

please note new dates!


Suitable for intermediate to experienced potters


This course is a complete introduction to firing the electric kiln – packing, firing, maintenance and safety.

You will receive a CPS Kiln licence at the successful completion of this course.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The kiln – What it does, how it works, how it is constructed
  • Packing for a bisque firing
  • Packing for a glaze firing
  • Firing temperatures – different clay bodies
  • What happens to clay in the firing
  • What happens to glaze in the firing
  • The use of pyrometric cones
  • Firing with and without a (Harco) controller
  • Care and maintenance of the kiln and furniture
  • Programming the Harco controller
  • Firing
  • Safety


This course has TQI accreditation for 5 hours

TQI course no – 003507

Cost $130

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