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Paragon Kilns

Paragon Kilns

Founded as a family company in 1948, Paragon Industries, L.P. is the leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces. We focus on designing high quality standard and custom kilns for the ceramics, glass, porcelain, pottery, heat treating and metal art clay markets. We focus on quality and innovation to assure you that your Paragon kiln will produce reliable and consistent results. Paragon has invested for a long term commitment in the kiln market by developing a 52,000 square foot manufacturing facility staffed with over 70 full time employees, including two research and development engineers and five customer support agents.

Together with over 200 knowledgeable distribution partners operating in 17 countries, Paragon is able to deliver a more extensive product line than any competitor in our markets. Our post sales support includes long-term availability on replacement parts and educational seminars on kiln operation, maintenance, repair and advanced technical support. We are also producing videos so you can learn at home.

Paragon Xpress E & Q Kilns Paragon Firefly & Caldera Kilns Paragon Home Artist Kiln Paragon Janus Kilns
Xpress E & Q Kilns Firefly & Caldera Kilns Home Artist Kiln Janus Kilns
 

Paragon Xpress E & Q Kilns

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Except for the Xpress-E-14A, the new Xpress E and Q series kilns can now ship by UPS. Enjoy much lower shipping cost and faster service than available for small kilns by truck freight. The Xpress E and Q series kilns feature a 3-key digital controller in the base. We eliminated the side-mounted switch box of earlier models to make the kilns more compact and easier to ship. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kilns will arrive in perfect condition. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation of the Sentry Xpress digital controller. Because these models no longer have the side-mounted switch box, they need less table-top space.

The Xpress-Q-11A fires to 2350°F on a common 120 volt outlet. It is ideal for enameling, silver clay, glass jewelry, beads, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain, and glaze testing. The Xpress E-series are larger and ideal for enameling, silver clay, glass, beads, and low-fire ceramics. Heating elements, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, are easy to replace. Unlatch and open the door with one hand. No extra stand is needed. The built-in base stays cool even during extended holds.

 
Xpress-Q-11A Xpress-E-9A Xpress-E-10A Xpress-E-14A  
Paragon Xpress-Q-11A Paragon Xpress-E-9A Paragon Xpress-E-10A Paragon Xpress-E-14A  
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Paragon Firefly & Caldera Kilns

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The portable and convenient Paragon Firefly will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation. The firing results will thrill you. Create breathtaking glass bracelets and pendants in the 8" square x 4 1/2" high interior. Fire small glass casting molds and even drop molds. But you are not limited to glass. Fire porcelain or stoneware pendants and beads. Test glazes. The kiln has plenty of power to reach 2350 degrees F.

Fire silver clay, china, ceramics, copper enameling, and glass in the Paragon Calderas. They make glass compatibility and color tests fast and easy. They fire rapidly on 120 volts to 2350°F/1287°C. With a separate top and bottom, they are stackable and completely portable. They come in manual and digital versions.

Digital Caldera
The digital Caldera comes with the Sentry Xpress controller. It fires up to 8 segments in Ramp-Hold. Each segment includes target temperature, rate, and hold. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation. Fire ceramics with easy-to-master Cone-Fire mode.

Manual Caldera-S
The Caldera-S manual version comes with an infinite control switch, pilot light, and a convenient pyrometer.
4 ½" Caldera-BC Bead Collar
Add 4 ½" of height to the Caldera or Caldera-S with a collar. The Caldera-BC collar has a 7½" x 2" door on the side for annealing glass beads. 6 ¾"

Caldera-E Collar
The Caldera-E adds 6¾" of height to the Caldera or Caldera-S. The tall 7 ½" x 4" door is large enough to conveniently fire copper enameling. You can even anneal glass figurines and beads with this collar.

 
Manual Firefly Digital Firefly Caldera-S Caldera Caldera Bead Collar
Paragon Firefly Firefly Digital Paragon Caldera-S Paragon Caldera Paragon Caldera Bead Collar
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Caldera Enamel        
Paragon Caldera Enamel Collar        
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Paragon Home Artist Kiln

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The Paragon Home Artist Kiln will transform your creative expression into permanent fired ceramic art. This is the same process used by ceramic artists for thousands of years. Paints are transformed into vibrant colors. Imagine owning a kiln that will fire permanent, food-safe glazes.

The magic of the heat will continually delight and surprise you. After the kiln has cooled, the transformed ware is never exactly as you expected it.

The Home Artist Kiln plugs into a standard 120 volt household outlet. It weighs only 38 pounds. With the click of a button, the built-in luggage carrier snaps upright for easy moving. The kiln even includes wheels. Seminar teachers will appreciate a kiln they can take anywhere.

The stainless steel jacket is vented to lower the surface temperature. A latch holds the lid securely closed. A safety switch is located on the side of the electrical box.
A built-in fuse protects the controller. The firing chamber is made of space-age ceramic fiber. This insulation is noted for energy efficiency.

The Home Artist Kiln operates with the simplicity of a microwave oven. The three-button controller heats at the speed and temperature you select. An easy step-by-step instruction guide comes with the Home Artist Kiln so you can program your kiln for the different types of art you create: clay, ceramic glaze, china paint, and more.

 
Home Artist        
Paragon Home Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Paragon Janus Kilns

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The new Paragon Janus-series kilns can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls.

Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.

In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.

The elements in the lid/roof are mounted in a firebrick "ball" groove that eliminates element pins. The element coils are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently.

The lid on the Janus-23 and Janus-27 top-loading kilns are easy to lift with the exclusive, patented Paragon spring counter-balance. For easier maintenance, we use 2" high blank wall bricks in the top row of the Janus-23 and Janus-27. Since the brick is without element grooves, it is less susceptible to damage during loading. The patented control box on the Janus-23 and Janus-27 opens forward for easy maintenance. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position.

 
Janus 1613 Janus 23 Janus 24 Janus 27  
Paragon Janus 1613

Paragon Janus 23

Paragon Janus 24

Paragon Janus 27

 
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Paragon Xpress-Q-11A
 

Paragon Xpress-Q-11A

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  The Xpress-Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling. The Xpress-Q-11A is a true multipurpose kiln. The Xpress-Q-11A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation. The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes.
     
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PAXQ11A
1
120V
12
1440
Cone 10, 2350 F.
0.14
6" x 61/4"
6"
14
15
Nema 5-15R
5-15
45 lbs.
 
Paragon Xpress-E-9A
 

Paragon Xpress-E-9A

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  The digital Xpress-E-9A fires to 2000°F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes in silver clay, enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, or ceramics. Since the kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is ideal for copper enameling. The Xpress-E-9A comes with the Sentry Xpress digital controller, which is mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation. The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Speed and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.
     
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PAXE9A
1
120V
11
1300
Cone 03, 2000 F.
0.20
81/2" x 41/2"
9"
14
15
Nema 5-15R
5-15
53 lbs.
 
Paragon Xpress-E-10A
 

Paragon Xpress-E-10A

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  The digital Xpress-E-10A fires to 2000°F- ideal for enameling, china painting, glass art and jewelry. The digital Sentry Xpress controller includes temperature hold, making this kiln suitable for silver clay. The 3-key digital controller is in the base. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation of the digital controller. Because this model no longer has the side-mounted switch box, it saves tabletop space. Unlatch and open the door with one hand; the latch operates so smoothly that delicate copper enameling or silver clay pieces remain undisturbed while opening or closing the door. The door opens smoothly on a heavy-duty 1/2" hinge shaft. The firebricks store heat for quick temperature recovery after removing a copper enameling piece. The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Segment and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.
     
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PAXE10A
1
120V
15
1800
Cone 03, 2000 F.
0.39
81/2" x 83/4"
9"
12
20
Nema 5-15R
5-15
74 lbs.
 
Paragon Xpress-E-14A
 

Paragon Xpress-E-14A

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  The digital Xpress-E-10A fires to 2000°F- ideal for enameling, china painting, glass art and jewelry. The digital Sentry Xpress controller includes temperature hold, making this kiln suitable for silver clay. The 3-key digital controller is in the base. The front control panel is tilted for easy operation of the digital controller. Because this model no longer has the side-mounted switch box, it saves tabletop space. Unlatch and open the door with one hand; the latch operates so smoothly that delicate copper enameling or silver clay pieces remain undisturbed while opening or closing the door. The door opens smoothly on a heavy-duty 1/2" hinge shaft. The firebricks store heat for quick temperature recovery after removing a copper enameling piece. The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. It includes two modes: Single Segment and 8-segment Ramp-Hold.
     
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PAXE14A
1
240V
13
3120
Cone 03, 2000 F.
0.88
13" x
83/4"
131/2"
12
20
Nema 6-20R
6-20
130 lbs.
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PAXE14B
1 208V 15 3090 Cone 03, 2000 F. 0.88 13" x
83/4"
131/2" 14 15 130 lbs.
 
Firefly
 

Paragon Firefly

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  The portable and convenient Paragon Firefly will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation. You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems. Ships via UPS.
     
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PAFFLY
1
120V
13
1560
Cone 10, 2350 F.
0.16
8" x 8"
41/2"
12
20
Nema 5-15R
5-15
45 lbs.
 
Firefly Digital
 

Paragon Firefly Digital

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  The portable and convenient Paragon Firefly Digital will give you unbridled freedom. It plugs in almost anywhere on a household 120 volt outlet. Take this kiln to seminars or on vacation. The Paragon Firefly Digital is an excellent choice for beginners. It fires rapidly with a digital Sentry Xpress controller at the precise rate and temperature you choose. The controller stores up to 4 custom programs in memory. The display shows the kiln temperature throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C. Customize your programs with up to 8 segments per firing. You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or small projects. Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems.
     
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PAFFLYE
1
120V
13
1560
Cone 10, 2350 F.
0.16
8" x 8"
41/2"
12
20
Nema 5-15R
5-15
46 lbs.
 
Paragon Caldera-S
 

Paragon Caldera-S

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  Fire silver clay, china, ceramics, and glass in Paragon's manual-fire Caldera-S kiln. Test for glass compatibility; test ceramic glazes. Fire rapidly to 2350°F/1287°C. With a separate top and bottom, the Caldera-S is stackable and completely portable. The Caldera-S comes with an infinite control switch, pilot light, and a convenient hand-held pyrometer.
     
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PACALDS
1
120V
15
1800
Cone 10, 2350 F.
0.25
8" x 8"
6 3/4"
12
20
Nema 5-15R
5-15
46 lbs.
 
Paragon Caldera
 

Paragon Caldera

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  Make jewelry from the amazing silver, bronze, and copper clays that are shaped with simple tools and fired. Or even fire ceramics, porcelain, or stoneware jewelry. When you are ready to try something new, fire china, decals, enameling, and glass in Paragon's digital Caldera kiln. Glass compatibility and glaze color tests are fast and easy. The Caldera fires rapidly to 2350°F/1287°C.
     
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PACALD
1
120V
14
1600
Cone 10, 2350 F.
0.25
8" x 8"
6 3/4"
14
15
Nema 5-15R
5-15
46 lbs.
 
Paragon Caldera Bead Collar
 

Paragon Caldera Bead Collar (collar only)

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  The basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. When you are ready to anneal glass beads, add the modular Caldera-BC collar. It is a kiln section that stacks onto the main Caldera or Caldera-S kiln base. The Caldera-BC collar has a 6 ½" x 2" door on the side for annealing glass beads. The collar includes a brushed stainless steel mandrel holder. Insert the mandrels into the kiln. The bead door stays partially open while the glass anneals. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the bead door open. The Caldera-BC collar adds 4 ½" of height to the main kiln. The collar has no heating elements. The Caldera and Caldera-S, with a collar, still fire to 2000°F/1093°C. The Collar is made of 2 ½" hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling.
     
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PACALDBC
1
120V
14
1600
Cone 03, 2000 F.
0.41
8" x 8"
111/4"
14
15
Nema 5-15R
5-15
60 lbs.
 
Paragon Caldera Enamel Collar
 

Paragon Caldera Enamel Collar (collar only)

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  The Caldera-E collar stacks onto the modular Caldera or Caldera-S, adding 6 3/4" of height to the kiln. The Caldera-E collar has a 6 ½" x 4" copper enameling door on the side. Now you can explore the exciting art of copper enameling without having to buy a front-loading enameling kiln. The door is large enough for small enameling pieces such as pendants. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the enameling door open. The collar has no heating elements. Nevertheless, the Caldera and Caldera-S, even with the Caldera-E collar, still fire to 1800°F (982°C). The collar is made of 2 ½" thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, store heat for minimal heat loss after opening the door to remove a copper piece. The collar includes case tighteners for easy maintenance.
     
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PACALDE
1
120V
14
1600
Cone 07, 1800 F.
0.50
8" x 8"
131/2"
14
15
Nema 5-15R
5-15
67 lbs.
 
Paragon Home Artist  

Paragon Home Artist

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  The portable Home Artist kiln sets up in minutes. It plugs into a standard household outlet and features a collapsible luggage carrier for easy moving. Take it with you on vacation or to seminars. The Home Artist is surprisingly large for a kiln that fires up to 2000F on 120 volts. The kiln fires rapidly up to 2000°F. It uses space-age ceramic fiber insulation, noted for energy efficiency. It is large enough to fire 10" china plates. The digital controller fires to pyrometric cones with 3 key simplicity. For raku firing, purchase the optional lid safety switch.
       
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PAHART
1
120V
15
1800
Cone 04, 2000 F.
0.78
12" Round
12 "
12
20
Nema 5-15R
5-15
48 lbs.
 
Paragon Janus 1613
 

Paragon Janus 1613

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  The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises. Stained glass and ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln. Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow. Own a Janus-1613 and you can have those moments whenever you want. The new Paragon Janus-1613 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls. Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in glass mode, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in pottery mode, heat comes from only the sidewall elements.
     
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PAJANUS1613
1
240V
20
4800
Cone 10, 2350 F.
1.75
161/2"
8-sided
131/4"
12
20
Nema 6-20R
6-20
172 lbs.
 
Paragon Janus 23  

Paragon Janus 23

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  The Paragon Janus-23 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the lid and sidewalls. Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements. In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
       
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PAJANUS23
1
240V
37
8918
Cone 10, 2350 F.
5.10
22 1/2"
10-sided
20 1/4"
6
50
Nema 6-50R
6-50
300 lbs.
 
Paragon Janus 24  

Paragon Janus 24

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  The Paragon Janus-24 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top, sidewalls, and door. Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements. In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces in pottery mode. The Janus-24 digital kiln heats from the top, three sides and door for unsurpassed heat distribution. Bend glass for curved windows or cabinet doors and to repair lamp shades. Make huge glass-fused platters. Crack the door to drag a rod across the softened glass or to emboss designs in the surface.
       
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PAJANUS24
1
240V
45
10800
Cone 10, 2350 F.
4.68
24" x 15"
22 1/2"
6
60
Nema 6-50R
6-50
365 lbs.
 
Paragon Janus 27  

Paragon Janus 27

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  The new Paragon Janus-27 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls. Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch. With the switch in the glass position, heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element. With the switch in the pottery position, heat comes from only the sidewall elements. In the glass mode, fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf. In the pottery mode, fire to cone 10. You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
       
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PAJANUS27
1
240V
48
11520
Cone 10, 2350 F.
8.11
22 1/2"
12-sided
22 1/4"
6
60
Nema 6-50R
6-50
420 lbs.