Prairie Ceramics Manufacturing California

Prairie Ceramics manufactures a variety of products used in furnaces that are complimentary to the products we distribute and represent. We are able to offer customized solutions with the best lead times in the marketplace.

Prairie Ceramics manufactures slip cast alumina parts in a variety of Alumina content. The most common is 99.8% Alumina gas tight with density of 3.91 g/cc. In addition to 99.8% Alumina we also make:

98% Alumina          95% Alumina       91% Alumina

85% Alumina

Our capabilities include very large shapes including crucibles 13.5″ diameter x 6″ tall. We can make wall thicknesses from 0.125″ to 0.315″.

These are primarily used in firing and calcining operations where density and high purity are required.

Prairie Ceramics manufacturers metallic heating elements in a variety of configurations including:

Coiled Wire           Wire with ceramic holder, flat and round.

Coiled wire manipulated into kiln specific configurations.


We work with a variety of wire, the most common is Kanthal APM and A1 wire in heavier gages including 8GA, 9GA, 10GA.

We specialize in replacement heating elements for Nabertherm kilns including but not limited to the following models

N150   N200   N300   N450   W1000   W1500   W3300   W5000

Prairie Ceramics manufactures thermocouples mainly for high temperature kilns. These include a variety of fittings and connectors so the thermocouple fits your kiln perfectly. We have the shortest lead times possible and stock a large variety of components to be able to offer fast turnaround.


We make thermocouples for all types of kilns and specialize in thermocouples for Nabertherm, HED / Unique Pereney, Bickley and Lindberg.

Prairie Ceramics manufactures a versatile 99% Alumina coating. This coating can be used to protect kiln linings and kiln furniture from chemical attack. The Alumina coating can be sprayed or painted on. When used on fiber linings, the coating can help make the lining more thermally efficient and extend the life of the lining. We like it for sealing and hardening 1700C board linings.


Our most common application is to paint onto Recrystallized Silicon Carbide tile and beams to prevent the silica from sticking to parts.


In lead environments it works great for extending lining life of brick or fiber.