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Firing Supplies


Digital Pyrometer

Skutt digital pyrometer with dual inputs KM2718

KM2718 $160.00
Digital Pyrometer
Dual input points for two thermocouples, with push button controls for switching temperature scales and readouts. Very useful for many fired art forms!


KM1516 $24.00
Replacement Thermocouple
7" long - 8 gauge



Fiber Firing Blanket

AP702 Superwool fiber fire blanket

AP702 $8.00 per square foot
HT Superwool
The blanket is 1 inch thick at a density of 8 pounds per square foot. Insulates to 2300 (F). Contains no asbestos. Fibers are soluble in body fluids: any fibers inhaled or consumed will break down and pass through. Full roll is 48 square feet (2' wide by 24' long).



Raku Buttons

RKB Raku buttons

RKB $9.95
Ceramic Buttons
Ceramic buttons along with Nichrome wire to hold your fiber blanket to your kiln (nichrome wire sold separately below). 10 buttons per package. 2.25" wide x 3/8" thick.



Fire Bricks

APK23 Soft Kiln Brick - 2" x 4" x 9"
Soft rectangular bricks, easily cut or shaped for many uses.
Call us for specially shaped kiln replacement bricks

Buy 1-11 ...
12-35 ...
36+ ...
$8.60 ea
$7.30 ea
$6.45 ea


High-Temperature Wire

Gauge numbers refer to how many pieces of the wire you'd line up, side by side, to cover one inch on a ruler. An 8-gauge wire would take 8 pieces, each 1/8" across, to cover one inch (or 24 pieces of 24-gauge wire, side by side). The higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.

-- All these wires are packaged in 10-foot lengths --

Kemper HTS 24-gauge Stamen Wire recommended to temperatures cone 6 or less.

24-gauge Stamen Wire
fires to cone 10 but recommended only to cone 6 or less

Buy 1-5 ...
6-11 ...
12+ ...
$5.19 ea
$4.15 ea
$3.63 ea
Kemper HTS 24-gauge Stamen Wire recommended to temperatures cone 6 or less.

HTS150 $35.25
24-gauge Stamen Wire, 150 ft spool
fires to cone 10 but recommended only to cone 6 or less

HTW Kemper 17-gauge heavy-duty firing wire to maximum temperature cone 1

17-gauge Stamen Wire
fires to maximum temperature of:cone 6

Buy 1-5 ...
6-11 ...
12+ ...
$12.25 ea
$9.80 ea
$8.58 ea


Nichrome Wire

Both of these wires are rated to go up to cone 10. They are the same wire that is used in making stilts. They will change color to black on the first firing which will not harm the wire. They will remain pliable for many firings. Each package contains a 5 foot coil.

KA051 16 gauge Nichrome Wire rated to cone 10

KA051 $12.00
16 gauge Nichrome Wire (.051")

KA051 16 gauge Nichrome Wire rated to cone 10

KA072 $14.00
13 gauge Nichrome Wire (.072")



Kiln Wash

KILN WASH is a combination of refractory materials mixed with water (for application) and applied to kiln shelves or posts to protect them from glaze spatters, drips and runs.

Avoid creating or inhaling airborne dust. We strongly recommend dust masks or better protection, plus workshop goggles or other eyewear, when handling the dry powder. In spilled, clean up with damp sponges to avoid lifting dust into the air. We also recommend this personal protective equipment when cleaning or scraping kiln shelves.

  • Mix the dry Kiln Wash powder with water to a consistency roughly equal to skim or 1% milk.
  • Apply several coats to kiln shelf with a soft brush, allowing the solution to soak in or dry between coats. Brush on successive coats in a criss-cross pattern: brush each new coat across the brushstroke direction of the previous coat. (This is optional, but some clay artists prefer to do it this way.)
  • You've applied enough when you can no longer see the color of the kiln shelf through the dried kiln wash. The number of coats may vary depending on how much water you mixed with the dry powder.
  • Scrape off any drips, runs or spatters of glaze from your kiln shelf after firing. The drips will take some of the kiln wash coating with them: that's normal and to be expected.
  • Your application of kiln wash has a limited lifespan. You'll know it's time to completely scrape off the kiln wash and start over with a fresh application when the kiln wash begins to crack, curl or peel off the kiln shelf.
  • Click here to visit our Safety & Cleaning page for respirators and dust masks.
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1 - Inhalation
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No-Crack Kiln Wash
A combination of refractory materials mixed with water to coat kiln shelves (and sometimes posts) to protect from glaze spatters and runs. Do not apply to bricks or elements in the kiln body.



Firing Gloves

Leather and Kevlar firing gloves
Does your firing regimen call for reaching into hot kilns? These gloves help protect your hands and arms from the searing heat. The temperature ratings are listed with the gloves.
Sold in pairs.

KA105A or KA105B $20.95
Leather Welders' Gloves
Minimum protection, for handling items at 300F or less. Specify Large KA105A or Small KA105B when ordering.

KA105 $75.95
Kevlar 14" Firing Gloves
(protection up to 750F)
KA106 $86.95
Kevlar 18" Firing Gloves
(protection up to 750F)
KA107 $108.95
Kevlar 23" Firing Gloves
(protection up to 750F)


Kiln Glasses & Shields

Polycarbonate green kiln glasses

K140 $13.95
Integra Safety Glasses
The dark green lenses provide protection against harmful spectral emissions found in metal and welding applications. Their special absorptive quality protects against excessive ultraviolet radiation, as well as infrared (IR) radiation. Scratch resistant provides 99% UVA/B/C protection.


OTS Safety Glasses

Sized to fit over many prescription eyeglasses for your convenience.

K141 $15.95
OTS Safety Glasses
Lightweight and adjustable for length & pitch. Single lens encapsulates the eye for superior protection. Scratch resistant polycarbonate lens provides 99% UVA/B/C protection. Fits over most prescription frames up to 5-3/8" w x 1-3/4" h (137mm x 44mm). The green lenses have a special absorptive quality which protect against excessive ultraviolet radiation, as well as infrared (IR) radiation.

Aluminized safety knee-length apron and hood with gold face shield
KA109 $94.95
Aluminized Knee-Length Apron

KA110A $299.95 ~ Special order only ~
Aluminized Hood with Gold Face Shield

Click here to visit our Safety & Cleaning page
for respirator protection against raku smoke


Raku Kilns

Red-hot view down into a working raku kiln

Dodging the fireball from a raku reduction chamber


Raku is an inherently risky process as you work in close proximity to extreme heat and open flame.

Raku firing should not be performed by beginners without training in the technique and related safety issues. We strongly recommend the use of personal protective equipment such as firing gloves, safety or kiln glasses, and a respirator at all times around raku kilns.


Kemper RK37 Smooth Raku Tongs

RAKU20 $699.00
Raku Kiln Firing Kit
The 20 gallon fiber-lined galvanized can includes 10' hose with regulator gate valve & pressure gauge. Venturi burner 70,000 BTU with propane orifice, steel burner bracket, 9" kiln shelf, one APK23 fire brick, and instruction sheet. (Propane tank NOT included)
Actual weight of kit is 46lbs - shipping price is just an estimate.


RAKUC $300.00
Galvanized Can for Raku Firing
Just the 20 gallon can lined with fiber blanket, includes top & bottom holes. Actual weight of the can is 16lbs. Shipping cost is
just an estimate, we will charge the actual amount.



Raku Firing Supplies & Parts

Kemper Raku Tongs
Kemper's long-handled tongs are made from rust-free stainless steel. They're solid and strong, offering a sure grip on your ware, yet lightweight because they have hollow tubular handles.

Kemper RK37 Smooth Raku Tongs

Tongs with Smooth Ends
41" long with curved smooth jaws at 37 angle

Buy 1-5 ...
6-11 ...
12+ ...
$68.09 ea
$54.47 ea
$47.66 ea
Kemper RK45 Toothed Raku Tongs

Tongs with Toothed Ends
31.5" long with toothed straight jaws at 45 angle

Buy 1-5 ...
6-11 ...
12+ ...
$70.59 ea
$56.47 ea
$49.41 ea


Besides being a very fast firing process, raku also offers the ease of being very flexible in regard to equipment. Raku kilns can be built out of trash cans, 55 gallon oil drums, old electric kiln shells -- we've even heard of a raku kiln built out of the shell of an old Volkswagen Beetle! Georgies stocks several books that offer excellent info on kiln building.

Venturi burners rated for 70,000 and 100,000 BTU per hour
GAMR750 $99.00
Venturi Burner (70,000 BTU/hour)
#50 size orifice -
Please specify gas or propane when placing your order

GAMR100 $168.00
Venturi Burner (100,000 BTU/hour)
#50 size orifice -
Please specify gas or propane when placing your order

FE700 $249.00
Reinforced Hose
Complete with pressure regulator, pressure gauge, gate valve and all-brass fittings.


RBR $80.00
Steel Burner Bracket
This bracket secures the venturi burner in place at the proper distance from the side of the kiln. Made of welded steel for extreme durability in tough conditions of heat and weather.


OVG $6.99 each
Burner Orifice - Natural Gas


OVP $6.99 each
Burner Orifice - Propane


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Georgies Ceramic & Clay Co. 756 NE Lombard Portland OR 97211 503.283.1353
Georgies of Eugene 1471 Railroad Blvd #9 Eugene OR 97402 541.338.7654
Fax numbers: Portland 503.283.1387 Eugene 541.338.7565
Portland Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00a-5:00p Pacific time CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
Eugene Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00a-5:00p Saturday 10:00a-4:00p Pacific time CLOSED Sunday & Monday

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