Skutt Kilns

Skutt Kilns

In 1953 father/son team, Ralph and Neil Skutt, manufactured the industry’s first multi-sided hobby kiln in Olympia, Washington under the name “Skutt & Sons”. The introduction of this new lightweight design revolutionized, not just the ceramic kiln business but the whole ceramic industry by bringing ceramics to the home.

A lot has changed over the last 60 + years. Kiln companies have come and gone, new clay bodies and glazes are constantly being developed that demand greater firing precision, and automatic controllers are quickly replacing the once cutting edge KilnSitter. Throughout the years we at Skutt have worked hard to meet the changing needs of our customers, but one thing that has remained constant is our fierce dedication to manufacturing quality products and providing outstanding customer service.

There are a lot of different warranties on the market. Some offer longer periods, but pro-rate what they will pay. Others pay for parts but not for labor. At Skutt we have a straightforward 2-year parts and labor warranty.

At Skutt we rigidly test all of our kilns to perform at, and beyond, their maximum capabilities. When Skutt gives a kiln a cone and temperature rating, you can be assured you will receive a lifetime of quality performance. No matter what your application, we have a model designed specifically to meet your needs.

We have worked hard to develop our reputation for consistent quality and outstanding customer service over the years. For this reason we are the number one kiln recommended by distributors, art educators and studio owners.

Most of our printed product literature can be easily downloaded off our website. You will also find information on:

  • How to Choose a Kiln
  • Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Tips
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Product Specifications
  • Designing a Studio
  • …and much, much more.

We have full-time technicians available to answer your questions. If you have a problem after hours, we have a comprehensive troubleshooting website to help you figure out the problem.

Our distributors are experts in their field and should be able to help you pick the best kiln for your specific needs. With nearly 200 distributors nationwide you can be assured that there is a distributor near to assist you and provide quality service.

Skutt Ceramic Products, Inc.
6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd.
Portland, OR 91342
Tel: (503) 774-6000
Fax: (503) 774-7833
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