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Idea Lab – Pottery

The Idea Lab sells
Mid-South Ceramic’s 610-T White Stoneware c/6-10 Clay
and a variety of Mid-South Ceramic’s Cone 6 Opulence Glazes.

Purchase Pottery Supplies for Pickup

 

Kiln Firings

All kiln firings are free of charge. You may drop your greenware or glazed pieces off at the Bob Kirby Branch in the Idea Lab or via curbside (see instructions below).

Please make sure to fill out a drop-off slip and include all the information requested. The firing schedule will be determined by the number of pieces waiting, and the type of firing needed (bisque vs. glaze). We will only fire the kiln once there are enough pieces for a full firing. Pieces should be dropped off by 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

View the Kiln Firing Schedule

Curbside Drop-off & Pickup

Dropping Off Pottery

  1. Call 270.782.0252 when you arrive at Bob Kirby to let a staff member know you are there to drop-off pottery.
  2. Drive around to the designated area located at the back of the building. You will see a sign on the door (Yuki side of the building by the garage door).
  3. A staff member will meet you at the door and will roll out a cart for you to place your pieces.
  4. The staff member will fill out a pottery slip with your name, contact info, type of firing, and the number of pieces you are dropping off. If you have any special firing instructions, please let the staff member know at this time.
  5. You will be contacted when your pieces are ready for pickup.

Picking Up Pottery

  1. Call 270.782.0252 when you arrive at Bob Kirby to let a staff member know you are there to pick up pottery.
  2. Drive around to the designated area located at the back of the building. You will see a sign on the door (Yuki side of the building by the garage door).
  3. A staff member will meet you at the door and will roll out a cart for you to pick up your pieces.

DO NOT GLAZE THE BOTTOM OF ANY OF YOUR PIECES.
Use a layer of wax resist anywhere your piece touches a surface while. Pieces without wax resist will not be fired in the kiln.
View Basic Glazing Instructions