Please check our 'About us' Page for information on our stock, postage and visiting us at the shop. We look forward to seeing you. 


We are closed for the Christmas break from Friday 22nd December until Tuesday 2nd January inclusive.

Please note that Friday 15th December is the last day for orders to be dispatched before Christmas. * Please contact us if you need any assistance. 

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 Aves is your first point of contact in the office. In April 2022 we moved to our current shop, and a year later we expanded to the unit next door.  We now have stocks of the best selling clays, and we can obtain anything from the Potclays Ltd and Valentines Clays ranges.

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, Rohde, Potterycrafts 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



Visiting us

Address: Telford way Ind Est, Unit 6, Centre 2000 Robinson Close, Telford, Kettering NN16 8PU

Parking: Please use the parking bays outside of units 5 and 6 as access to other units cannot be restricted. 

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 09.00-16.00, and the first Saturday of every month from 09.00-12.00. 

Planned closures of the shop will be updated here, this is rare but sometimes unavoidable, we apologise in advance for any incovenience caused



Stock: We have several products not yet available on the website, please contact us if you can't find what you need. 

Orders: Orders can be placed and paid for via phone, email or through the website. 

 Email:  Phone: 01536 726361