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SLAB ROLLER: Heavy Duty Portable Tabletop Adjustable No Shim$$400, shipping $50 to US (except Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico)

This clay slab roller is a wonderful pottery tool. It is a heavy duty portable tabletop slab roller with an all steel frame and drive system, with a moving work table surface of 25 inches long by 18 inches wide. It has independent gap adjusters covering a thickness range of 0 to over 1 inch, so no shims are required. Four complete turns on the adjusters produce about 1/4″ thick slab of clay. Since the adjusters are independent you have the ability to make wedge shape slabs, if you like. This feature also makes it possible to emboss the clay surface right on the machine. Since this is a table top model, it is portable (overall dimensions 32″L X 24″W X 5.5″H not including the handle, and weighs about 35 lbs). It fits on a table as small as a 24″ X 24″ and can be easily stored on its side maximizing studio space. This slab roller has increased my efficiency and slab thickness consistency.

Following is a link to a Youtube video showing it in operation. Note: The handles on the screw jacks will differ from the ones seen in the video.

My husband began building and selling these slab rollers about six months ago and he has sold over 30 of them. He designed and built the first one for me. The reasonably priced portable models available commercially were light duty and we didn’t think they would hold up very well for production work. I also didn’t like using shims to change the clay thickness. I emboss some of my hand built pieces and the shim units don’t allow fine enough adjustments to the working gap. Due to a lack of space (my husband’s workshop and my studio share our two car garage, so space was at a premium), we were looking for a portable sized unit, but with the strength and features of the very expensive full sized floor models. The design we settled on is based on my experience with typical art studio slab rollers and my husband’s manufacturing engineering background. We feel that this design covers those requirements at a fraction of the price and with a portable size. The reviews are outstanding and the sales have far exceeded our expectations. Call or email me with questions or to see the reviews.

Location: Cape Coral, Florida

WANTED: Production Pottery Studio$

A design firm is looking for a skilled production pottery studio to produce stoneware/clay items based on designer’s drawings and sketches. Piece-work as well as wholesale production needed.
Please contact for additional details.

Location: San Francisco, CA

5 Skutt kilns$$125 to $400

I am closing my ceramics business and have 5 kilns for sale. All are Skutt electric kilns. There are both 7 and 11 cubic feet models (1027 & 1227). Prices range from $125 to $400. All have a kiln sitter for shut off will need some simple rewiring between the boxes. Elements are in good shape. Some are a bit dinged up inside, others are very clean. The images show several of the kilns. There are also used shelves for both sizes, Environvents at $45, as well kiln posts at low prices. See images of a few of the kilns:

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Large Gas Car Kiln. Minnisota Flattop Design$8,000

This is a 45 cuft loading space gas kiln. Currently configured for Propane. firing height is 48″ for those large pieces.
The kiln is a Minnesota Flattop similar in design to Nils Lou’s design. Downdraft. with fiber lined chimney. It was built inside a metal building and has never been exposed to the elements.
It is a car kiln with two piece rail system.
It has two Ransome Ward MB400 burners putting out 500,000 btus each. And Ransome pilots.
Fires to cone 10 as fast as you like. Great for Oxidation, reduction, or a fairly neutral firing.
K26 soft brick and hard brick cart base. Additional brick included.
Over 2500 soft bricks used to build the kiln.
The kiln has had light use as 40 cuft proved challenging to fill.
Nitride Bonded kiln shelves and Fluke dual pyrometer available for sale.

I built the kiln following pictures from a Nils Lou workshop. Except for the roof, it is dry stacked.
As you might realize this is not a drop and fire kiln. This will be a bit of a project to reconstruct. For the right person this would be a beautiful, well firing, nearly new kiln. I have many pictures and supporting notes.

If you would like to begin a dialog please reply and we can begin discussing.
See link for photos.

Location: Scotts Valley, CA,

Mill Valley Studuio Space for Rent $250$$250/mo

Beautiful shared studio space available at MVPS Wheelhouse. With an incredible outside garden. A small community of 11 ceramic artists has 5 spaces available for considerate, independent, ceramic artists to join them. It has kilns and a slab roller, an incredible gated private outdoor area, and 24 hour access. Each artist has their own space (that includes a large adjustable shelving unit) and share a common hand-building table, kiln, and outdoor area. Please contact Jennie at

$250/month + Firing fees are separate.

Location: Tam Junction in Mill Valley, CALIFORNIA

Location: Mill Valley, ca

Seeking Adult Pottery Class Instructor$

Mill Valley Potter’s Studio is seeking a pottery instructor for an adult beginning/intermediate level evening class during our upcoming 7-week Fall Session (October 24th – December 18th). There may be an opportunity to continue teaching in subsequent sessions.

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics Instructor:
– Must be able to teach pottery on the wheel techniques, altering forms, be familiar with surface decoration and have knowledge of glazing.
– Hand building experience is a plus but not required.
– Must be able to lift 50lbs.
– Instructor is expected to be familiar, support and enforce studio policies.
– To work cooperatively with Studio Management and other instructors.
– Have a positive attitude and be enthusiastic about the craft.
– Must be punctual, reliable and have excellent communication skills.

Required Education:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art
-Teaching Credentials Preferred

Required Experience:
-A minimum of 2 years teaching ceramics

-3-hours/Wk (Wed Evening)
-Contracted Position


Please provide a resume and two references including their contact information.

Location: Mill Valley , CA

Two job openings$$16.32-$20.32 DOE

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is currently hiring for two job positions. Details are below and complete job announcements are found in PDF form on the site. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested. Thank you.

Gallery Director

Adobe Art Gallery. 20395 San Miguel Ave in Castro Valley

Part time position / 15 hours a week. The Gallery Director will produce up to eight community gallery shows per year including art group member shows and juried exhibits. Please submit a resume and District application to Jean Clark


The position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of two instructional ceramic studios including kiln work, testing and general equipment maintenance.

Part time position / up to 36 hours a week. Please submit a resume and District application to Jean Clark

Location: Hayward & Castro Valley, CA

Wedging Table and Balance Scale with Weights$table, 50, scale 25

The table is 36” by 22” and very well built. The balance is almost new with weights, 25.

Location: berkeley, ca

Skutt 1227-240 Electric Kiln (28H X 27W)$$800.00

The Pottery is selling a Skutt 1227-240 Electric Kiln (28H X 27W) that is in great condition. You turn this kiln up manually (but there is a kit to make it turn up automatically if you want to upgrade the kiln). All the elements are working great and the kiln is a workhorse.
Fires to cone 8.
2W 240 Volts AC
1 Phase 48 Amps
11620 Watts

Location: San Rafael, CA

Skutt 1227-240 Electric Kiln for sale$800

2W 240 Volts AC 1Phase, 48 Amps- to Cone 8
Kiln works great – in good shape, not automatic but you can retrofit it if you want.

with shelves.

Location: San Rafael, California