We have now re-opened, Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm, and the first two Saturdays in the month 9.30 am to 12 pm - subject to  closures as noted below.


We will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 30th October

Christmas Wednesday 23rd December to Monday 4th January 2021

 Further dates may be added during the year as work requires

About Us

Corby Kilns has been around since 1997, but Bob Aves has been in the industry for many years, and is well known in the educational sector. Julie Houghton is your first point of contact in the office. In August 2010 we moved to our current shop.  We now have stocks of the best selling clays, and we can obtain anything from the Potclays Ltd and Valentines Clays ranges.  We also have customers' pottery and glass items on sale on a commission basis.

Our main business is the service and repair of electric kilns, mostly in schools, colleges and universities, but also for the studio and hobby ceramicist, glassworker, bead maker and enameller/jewellery maker. The major kiln manufacturers have authorised us to be service agents. We are no longer dealing in secondhand equipment but are happy to quote for new kilns and machinery.  If you have anything you would like to sell please contact us and we will list it on our site on your behalf. If you move house, what do you do with your kiln? Contact us – we can disconnect, transport and reconnect.

If you are looking for new equipment then we sell from the ranges of Potclays Kilns, Stanton Kilns, Kilns & Furnaces and Narbertherm. As part of our service we can deliver, install and provide full instruction in the use and care of the kiln and instrument. We have also branched out into the world of enamelling, and can supply the Uhlig range of kilns. We can supply a complete starter kit including the kiln and tools, or just a few copper blanks.

We are always pleased to hear from all you potters. If we can help in any way just contact us by telephone or fax on 01536 726361 or email. We look forward to being of service to you in the future, and if you are already a customer – well, thank you and we hope to hear from you again. Whatever your needs – just give us a try first. We may be a small company, but we always aim to give value for money