Using KilnSpace is easy.
Just sign up, create a profile, and let the sharing begin.
With KilnSpace, everyone wins!
Vision & Mission
Empowering makers while building the Bullseye kiln-glass community is the heart of KilnSpace’s mission. We do this by connecting Bullseye glass users who have kilns to rent with those who are eager to rent them. For hosts, extra money from rentals means greater creative resources. For renters, local access to quality kilns means greater creative freedom. In short, everyone wins. The glass community grows stronger—more equipped, efficient, and connected.
KilnSpace is a service offered by Bullseye Glass Co. From the time it was started in 1974 by three young art school grads, Bullseye has been dedicated to furthering glass art everywhere, at all levels. For years, Bullseye has provided access to glass, tools, studio space, and kilns through Open Studio at its Resource Centers in Portland, Santa Fe, New York, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. KilnSpace expands that access. It furthers Bullseye’s commitment to make kilnforming (aka, glass fusing) as accessible as possible.
FIND A KILN
Use the interactive map and search filters to find a kiln near you. You can then explore listings to learn specifics. Every listing will be different, depending on the kiln owner.
Once you’ve found a nearby kiln listing that looks promising, click the Contact button on that page to contact the owner directly. When they respond, you’ll be able to work out rental price, kiln rules, rental time, whether they sell Bullseye glass on site, etc.
RENTING A KILN
Did you work out all the details? Congratulations. It’s time to fire up that kiln and bring your project to life.
SIGN UP—THEN LIST YOUR STUDIO & KILN(S)
Listing kilns is free! It just takes a few easy steps.
1) Start by filling out KilnSpace’s sign-up form.
2) Create a Studio profile to describe your space and the services/amenities it offers. Once your Studio listing has been approved (we will notify you by email), you’re ready for step 3:
3) List your kiln(s)!
*Note: the best listings typically include quality images and helpful information about your studio rules.
SET STUDIO FIRING RULES
You don’t need to post any rules or protocols in your listing, but if you have any (and most studios do), it’s good practice to share them with renters before making a rental agreement.
MANAGE YOUR LISTINGS AND AGREEMENTS
How (and if) you respond to rental inquiries is up to you! Generally, you’ll want to discuss a renter’s proposed project, its required firing schedules, when the job can be done, payment terms, etc.