Studio Deluxe and PRO Shuttles

Bailey Track Shuttles

Retractable Scissors Track

This optional feature was innovated by Bailey. When the shuttle is pushed into the kiln and the door is latched, the tracks can actually fold up (in one or two hinged sections) and lean against the front of the kiln. With tracks out of the way, there is no risk of personnel tripping over the rails, clean up is easier, and there is access for mobile racks or carts.

Spring Loaded Cart Seals

Bailey has developed a superior positive pressure cart seal design. When the shuttle is pushed into the kiln, a unique stainless steel spring-loaded channel (filled with refractory) makes a perfect airtight fit between the cart and interior framework that will last indefinitely.

First and foremost, Bailey Shuttle kilns make stacking a kiln much safer for your spine. Accessing the cart with correct posture makes placing shelves and pottery infinitely easier and healthier. Other benefits include the fact that the shuttle can be cycled more times during the week since several individuals can unstack and reload the kiln simultaneously. Another distinct benefit of a shuttle is the ability to leave kiln furniture in a permanent position and only exchange the finished wares with a new load. This feature is extremely cost effective since it saves countless hours yearly in the stacking and unstacking of the furniture.

Bailey Deluxe and Production shuttle kilns utilize the same Double Skin Ventilated Frame construction with a stainless steel chimney and vary only in their respective insulation profiles.

The Deluxe models have 4 ½” of insulating firebrick in the walls, floor and arch. This insulating profile that is perfectly suited for the small to medium range of kiln because it offers an economical firing on the way up, and a cooling cycle that allows a reasonable turn around time.

Production models have 6” of insulating firebrick in the walls and 6 ¾” in the arch. This insulating profile is ideal for medium to large kilns. The increase is insulation thickness is more in ratio to the thermal mass that is being fired. This is a more practical kiln for firing sculpture where the operator intends to fire longer schedules than the typical stoneware firings.

Bailey Studio Deluxe Shuttle kilns range in sizes from 12 to 31 cubic feet of stacking space.

Bailey Production Shuttle kilns range from 28 to 120 cubic feet of stacking space.

Fuel Economy

Bailey large shuttle kilns are extremely energy efficient. We have interviewed our customers for realistic firing costs, and the results were most impressive. For instance, a SH 100 fired to cone 6 glaze (all greenware glazed) cost only $26 with natural gas! This is because of our fantastic use of the heat energy with our 360 circulation system.

Bailey Trackless Shuttles

1 or 2- Car Trackless Shuttles

Bailey 2-Car Trackless Shuttles are an excellent space saving solution for the production pottery or sculpture department. 2 car shuttles are a practical way to maximize the output of your kiln through faster cycle times. A finished load can be pulled from the kiln while another is instantly loaded. There is no lost time in unstacking and restacking the shelves and wares.

The mobile carts are free to move away from the kiln where they can be conveniently loaded. Eliminating the track frees up valuable floor space. The Bailey “docking system” insures that your cart is automatically aligned into the main kiln without damage to the refractory. This system does require a uniform cement floor. Carts move around with ease.

The Bailey system also features a mobile door mounted on an independent rolling base. The mobile door can be conveniently moved out of the way. Call us for models, prices, and dimensions.

Bailey Gas Kilns are the by-product of logic and innovative thinking.

Our unique down-draft design represents years of careful research. Every aspect of fuel efficiency, firing consistency and durability has been incorporated into each kiln. We can say quite confidently that there is no other kiln design that can provide such unparalleled performance.

Uniform Heat Distribution

The Bailey down-draft gives a unique 360 degree heat flow pattern. This flow pattern maximizes the absorption of the heat energy and dramatically reduces firing costs. You get uniform heat top to bottom, front to back, and side to side. Unlike venturi style downdraft kilns with burners coming through the floor, our forced air downdraft kilns offer ingenious internal adjustments to fine tune the path of the heat flow. By adjusting the placement and size of the target brick, we can optimize firing results for traditional pottery forms or sculpture. Just watch those cone packs drop evenly!

Uniform Atmospheres

The 360 degree heat travel also gives excellent control of the atmosphere. Whether you fire oxidation or reduction, atmosphere control is extremely simple. We take the mystery out of firing and make it easy to get perfectly consistent firing results. You can look forward to beautiful glazes in every part of your kiln.

Optional Venting for Deluxe and Pro Series


This innovation by Bailey provides the perfect solution for capturing reduction fumes that escape from the kiln and can pollute your indoor kiln room. Each hood draws the fumes back into the kiln so that it can be channeled into the Residual hood and away. Note: the flame you see is from a carbon trap firing. Normal reduction firing does not require an orange flame projecting.


The Residual SS hood provides the ultimate in efficient fume removal. Known in the industry as the “source-capture” technique, the residual fumes are removed from the environment before students or employees are exposed to noxious fumes.This hood extends well over the door seal area. Draft induction must be supplied to complete the system.


Working in conjunction with an adapted Combustion Hood, Bailey has innovated this new Burner Port Hood which captures and routes all flame and reduction by-products up into the combustion hood. This is the most effective way to prevent pollution in the kiln room!


The stainless steel combustion hood collects all the hot combustion gases and mixes them with ambient air from the kiln room. We produce various designs in hoods to meet the particular requirements of the kiln site. We also will engineer all your venting needs from the hood, to the insulated pipe (appropriate for kiln applications), flashing, and the final cap.

Optional Atmosphere and Process Controls


The Oxygen Probe is one of the most valuable pieces of gas kiln instrumentation to come along for the potter. This instrument accurately monitors the atmosphere in the kiln, and gives exact readouts (in digital form) as to the amount of reduction or oxidation present.

How many times have you been puzzled as to why a firing will not progress, or why the glazes did not turn out properly? With the Bailey Oxy Probe, you eliminate all the guess work. Click Here


Bailey offers several controller options. The High Limit #1 provides a digital temperature readout and a temperature shut-off function that acts as a back-up to shut down the kiln. We also offer a "ramp/hold" controller which can be used to bisque or preheat a glaze firing to body reduction.


This system includes a High Limit Controller, Soak Control Function, Ultra Violet Safety System, Fire Eye Controls, Thermocouple, Solenoids, and Automatic Ignition System. The U.V. Scanners will shut down the kiln within several seconds if there is a flame-out. The soak control will hold the kiln at a given temperature for as long as you require. The ignition system will automatically light the burner manifold with the flick of a switch. if the burner goes out, it will relight the burner automatically. If re-ignition is not possible, then the entire system will shut down. Required for kilns over 40 cu. ft. stackable space, elective on all smaller models. Recommended for School situations.

Bailey “Advanced Logic” Gas Fired Reduction Kilns

Bailey has reinvented the automated reduction process and developed the most logical, easy to use, totally automated gas fired kiln.

How to Purchase Shuttle Gas Kilns

Because we feel that purchasing a kiln and options is an important decision for your business or school and we can offer much insight and advice to the process, we do not allow our kilns to be ordered on-line. We would prefer that you call our advisor staff and be assured the best engineered system for your specific application. There are many options available to customize your purchase.

CALL 1-800-431-6067 FOR A QUOTATION. 

Bailey Shuttle Deluxe & Pro Gas Kiln Specifications

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Studio Deluxe Series: Track Shuttle Gas Kiln Specifications

Code Model Stack
(cart extended)
Wall &
per HR
Weight Approx.
M-404-208/s Shuttle
12 31.5 x 29.25 x
41.5" H
18  46.5 x 116
x 65.5" H
 24 x 25 x 36 4.5"