The average cost of a pottery kiln can vary so it is best to shop around. Prices range from $830 to $1040 for a reliable kiln for most amateur potters. Smaller top loading kilns are about $3,900 and for a top brand free standing electronic kiln the price ranges from $5,700 to $7,000 and up. For the more professional potter a top of the range electronic kiln could cost as high as $13,295. The cost of running the kiln also needs to be taken into consideration.