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GK180 Kiln + ST215

  • Sku - 800-5180P
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Potclays Kilns are made to order. The lead time is approximately 8 weeks. Please contact us for more information.

800-5180 GK180 1300oC Frontloading Kiln with ST215 Controller

Chamber volume 509 litres 18.0ft3
Chamber Dimensions (W, D, H) 610x914x914mm
External dim…

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    GK180 Kiln + ST215

    Potclays Kilns are made to order. The lead time is approximately 8 weeks. Please contact us for more information.

    800-5180 GK180 1300oC Frontloading Kiln with ST215 Controller

    Chamber volume 509 litres 18.0ft3
    Chamber Dimensions (W, D, H) 610x914x914mm
    External dimensions 953x1428x1800mm
    Power Rating 25.5kW
    Maximum Amps three phase=37.0, single phase=110.4
    Weight 660kg

    Click here for comparison tables of all kilns in the GK and EP ranges

    Potclays Gold range

    Potclays’ EP and GK Gold ranges are made in our factory in Stoke-on-Trent. They share the same characteristic robust construction using a solid angle iron frame for long life rather than the folded steel sheet favoured by some other kiln makers. The framework features an integral stand and houses ventilated sheet steel panels for reduced external temperatures. There is one spy hole in the door (multiple holes to special order) and a vent in the roof. The kilns are attractively spray finished in grey, heat and rust resistant paint.

    We use ultra-efficient refractory brick together the latest back-up insulation and for the Gold range, we have increased the insulation making a total wall thickness of 150mm. This gives more efficient firings, reduced heat loss, lowered external temperatures and surprisingly low firing costs.  GK kiln’s elements are made with the Ceramic Industry standard, Kanthal A1 elements fitted to both side walls and hearth.


    ST215 Controller is supplied as standard, it is intuitive and easy to use having 32 adjustable programs with 32 segments per program, over temperature safety cut off and diagnostics. Suitable for all ceramic and glass applications.  Optional WiFi & USB Data Log are available. 

    click here to view temperature controllers.

    Maximum Firing temperature

    Our maximum firing range is also expressed in Orton cone numbers to take account of heatwork, for example, 1300°C and cone 10. Please note that long soaks at higher temperature could exceed the kiln specifications and invalidate the guarantee; always check with cones when firing at higher temperatures.


    our 80 years’ experience with kilns is backed up by a 3 year limited warranty, technical support phone line and email together with service engineers able to install and repair kilns on your premises. Each kiln is hand built by our team of specialists, we are able to customise the design of the kiln to suit your needs right down to the side the door opens and the colour of the kiln. All our elements are wound by hand onsite to the exact specification of the kiln and spare parts can be supplied at very short notice. As the only UK manufacturer producing clays, glazes and kilns under one roof we are in the prime position to advise on a wide variety of ceramic manufacture.

    Health & Safety Considerations

    All service and maintenance work on the kiln must be carried out by a competent person.

    We advise against working in the kiln room while the kiln is firing. Ceramic materials produce fumes in the firing, and the body of the kiln will heat up to approximately 150°C generating heat in the room, it is therefore important that plenty of fresh air is moving through the room. We recommend installing an extract fan capable of 20 air room changes per hour The kiln room must be clear of all flammable materials, nothing must be placed on top of the kiln, especially the kiln controller.

    Positioning the kiln

    Please ask for advice about positioning your new kiln, there are important considerations such as:

    • Ensuring that the floor is strong enough to carry the weight of the kiln. 
    • The kiln should be not less than 250mm from the nearest wall.
    • Minimum of 750mm from the ceiling. 
    • Allow 500mm space behind the kiln and a gap on one side sufficient to provide easy access to the rear of the kiln for servicing.
    • The wall isolator, (power switch) must be easily accessible.
    • If required, we can supply a kiln cage to safely and securely enclose the kiln to prevent access by unauthorised people.


    Please discuss delivery options before ordering, in some circumstances we may arrange delivery by carrier or we can deliver and install including electrical connection to existing supply. It is important to ensure that you have sufficient room to access the final location. In some cases, kilns may be able to be stripped down and assembled on site to fit through narrow doorways etc. We can send you a kiln delivery questionnaire which asks for information on the route from vehicle to final position. We will be able to quote for delivery when we have all the relevant details.



  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery & Returns

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    Your carriage charge will be calculated at checkout based upon the volumetric weight of your order, and your location. If for any reason your delivery charge cannot be calculated at checkout, you will see a message explaining that our sales team will contact you with a quote. You will be under no obligation to accept this and have the right to cancel your order. 

    We deliver throughout the UK and overseas using a trusted third-party distribution network. Delivery is to kerbside or letterbox only.

    Due to exceptional demand, please allow up to 10 working days for deliveries. Our Nextday service is suspended. Collection from our Stoke-on-Trent warehouse is currently only possible by placing your order by phone +44(0)1782 219816. Although carriers will endeavour to deliver within the agreed timeframe, unexpected delays due to weather conditions, breakdowns, traffic and other factors may cause some disruption to schedules.


    We are bound by the terms and conditions of our carriers therefore we cannot pursue a claim if these instructions are not followed:- 

    Special Delivery Conditions: You must inform us at point of order of any special conditions such as restricted access or opening times, otherwise you will be liable for any consequential costs incurred.

    Damage/Missing Items: You must check your delivery carefully before providing a ‘clear’ signature to the driver. Outward signs of damage/disruption to packaging must be noted alongside your signature. You must notify Potclays of damage or missing items within 24 hours of delivery.


    Returned Goods (Non-faulty): Subject to our prior consent having been obtained, products can be returned to us in an unused condition within 30 days of invoice date.  An administrative charge will be levied of 10% of the nett value plus transport, but subject to a minimum charge of £ 2.00. 

    Returned Goods (Faulty): If merchandise is returned because of some defect or due to error on our part, full credit/refund will be given.  However, customers must contact us in advance so that making methods and user error can be ruled out. 

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If you have any questions contact us now

If you have any questions about our range of products, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Potclays. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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