About Northern kilns Company and Services


The kiln is now performing well - the minor lid problem was solved following your instructions. We are delighted with the quality of the work we are getting out of our firings and are convinced there is a better ‘toasted’ finish to the work than previously the case!
Another job well done - we will continue to spread the word.

Warmest regards to you and your team.
Realise you will be on your way back North now but just wanted to say thanks so much for delivering the kiln. I can’t wait until I get to try it out this evening.
Thanks for getting the kiln safely in the back of my volvo, the kiln and I made it safely to our new home in France. Call in for a drink if you’re passing.
You were absolute stars! Thank you. Shes’ moved safely and fired like a good’un.
Thanks again for the efficient and friendly service!
Just a quick note to say thanks to Adrian and Dylan (and everyone else who worked behind the scenes) for my new kiln. I have fired it twice, both times have been great and hope to have many more successful firings!
Thanks again, it couldn’t have been easier parting with all that money... but it was worth it!
With many thanks for looking after us, once again!
Just want to say thank you and it was nice to see you
Thank you for bringing me and my kiln together - we are very happy! :)

A Family Firm

We are a small family business, which has grown over the last 38 years to have two “sides” from this site. A craft pottery (Pilling Pottery) which at it’s peak production, manufactured over one thousand hand thrown stoneware pieces per day. This side of our business also sub-contracts to other potteries, casting in white earthenware, porcelain and china.our delivery service is excellent The other side to our business manufactures a range of pottery equipment, kilns (up to 100+ ft3 gas or electric), wheels etc, to supply other craft potters, industries and hobbyists.

It is this wealth experience that now places us in an ideal position to advise our customers realistically. Our production is flexible enough to custom build to individual requirements (e.g. narrow doorways, specific industrial loads, etc.) Our kilns, are designed and built entirely by us here at Pilling, using the best materials from the international insulation market, British steel and whenever possible, other British materials.

Our delivery service is second to none, nationwide and specialised, carried out by our experienced staff. Our definition of delivery is the installation and All our kilns will be ready to fire upon our exit from the delivery locationpostioning of the kiln, wiring (where suitable supply and isolation device is available), and a full demonstration of the kiln and kiln controls, thus providing you with a full personal service. In other words, your kiln will be ready to fire upon our exit.

We have, over the last twenty years, developed a strong alliance with other manufacturers and specialists, enabling us all to supply a wide range of materials, equipment and specialist advice, all of course supplied with a modern day rarity of ‘the personal touch’.

We offer a ‘helpline’ to all of our customers, which we find is very much appreciated.

experience in kiln installationAll new Northern Kilns carry a twelve month guarantee.

We also produce kilns and ovens for glass work, enamelling, metal heat treatment, lost wax casting, manufacture of false teeth, laboratory use etc... Always supplying to our customer specifiaction and requirements.

Generally a kiln is a compromise between budget, access, power availability and your desired size, not always in that order. You will be offered a choice of temperature controllers to suit your budget and requirements.

Why not let us discuss your requirements and give you free advice based on our vast experience.