Kilns & Equipment

Fire Station Artists’ Studios is committed to providing access to equipment for practicing professional Fine Art ceramic artists in Ireland (3 year’s continuous experience in the field). So that we can deliver to artists and because demand is so high, priority is given to artists with exhibitions that require kiln use.

We boast two well-equipped workshops for metal and woodworking.  Our equipment is available for use by artists hiring bays in our Sculpture Workshop or Engine Rooms. These specialist areas can also be hired independently of our other workspaces.

Access to equipment is by arrangement with the Workshop Manager to respect our Health & Safety protocols and to ensure safety for all. Please note, there is no access to our workshops for any unauthorised visitors including under 16s and pets.

To hire a space or our equipment, please contact the Workshop Manager on

Our equipment in the metal workshop includes:

  • 3x Welding plants (Arc, MIG, TG)
  • Gas welding (Oxyacetylene)
  • Drill press
  • Chop saw
  • Sanding and finishing table
  • Air compressor
  • Hoist

Our equipment in the woodworking workshop includes:

  • Bandsaw
  • Table saw
  • Mitre saw
  • Finishing table
  • Planer thicknesser
  • Drill press

We have four kilns (ceramic ovens) that can be hired independently of hiring a space in the workshop. The costs per firing range from €30 for our small kiln, to €80-90 for our medium kilns and €90-100 for our large kiln. The cost for the small kiln is a flat fee, the cost for the medium and large kilns is a base fee of €58 plus the amount of electricity used, so the final cost can vary due to temperatures and times of each firing.

Staff availability is limited so ceramicists must have advanced working knowledge of kiln use.

NB: Any damage to the kilns, shelves, or kiln furniture beyond normal use wear and tear will result in additional charges.

Kiln dimensions:

  • Northern Kiln GTL top-loading kiln. Dimensions: 1100(w)x600x600(h)
  • Nabertherm N280/E Front-loading kiln. Dimensions: 500(w)x600x700(h)
  • FL3 250 Front-loading kiln. Dimensions: 450(w)x600x900(h)
  • Test kiln. Dimensions: 350(w)x250x400(h)

To book, please fill in this form or contact our Workshop Manager on

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