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Paragon Caldera Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Metal Clay, And Porcelain.
Paragon SC4 J14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Enamels, Glass, Jewellery, And Lost Wax.
Paragon PMT18 Furnace With A Sentry Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Heat Treating, And Porcelain.
Paragon GL24ADTSD Kiln With A Sentry Controller For Annealing, Fusing, Sagging, And Slumping Glass.
Paragon SC2 PRO Oven With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Annealing, Enamels, Glass, And Metal Clays.
Paragon Fusion 8 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Annealing, Fusing, And Slumping Glass.
Paragon W18 Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Lost Wax Burnout, And Annealing, Fusing, And Slumping Glass. Paragon W18 Kiln Paragon Fusion 8 Oven With A Sentry Xpress Controller For Annealing, Fusing, Sagging, And Slumping Glass. Paragon GL24ADTSD With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Casting, Fusing, Moulding, Sagging, And Slumping.

PARAGON KILNS: ALL THE MODELS, ALL THE OPTIONS, ALL THE COLOURS, AND ALL THE ACCESSORIES

Paragon Kilns, Furnaces, and Ovens For Annealing, Beads, Ceramics, Enamelling, Glass, Jewellery, Making Knives, Lost Wax, Metal Clays, Heat Treating, Lampwork, Porcelain, And Vitrigraph.

Paragon kilns are used for fusing and annealing glass, making jewellery, enamelling, firing ceramics and porcelain, knife-making, sintering Art Clay and PMC, china paints, beads, heat treating, lost-wax casting, burnout, melting, sagging, slumping, pottery, raku, and vitrigraph, although they have other applications.

They all have built-in automatic digital programmers: the popular Sentry Xpress 3-key, an enhanced Sentry 12-key, or an advanced Sentinel SmartTouch touch screen.

They all include an integral stand with rubber feet or a separate table with lockable casters and one or two shelves. And there's a choice of colours, options, shelf kits, and accessories.

Although each kiln has a prime function, most kilns can do most things within their size and temperature limits. If you want help choosing, call me or use the contact mail above the menu bar near the top-right of any page.

Choose from the Paragon SC2, SC2 PRO, KM, KM XL, KM PRO, KM XL PRO, BlueBird, Caldera, CS ClamShell, Dragon, F Elite, FibreFuse, FireFly, Fusion, GL, HomeArtist, HT, Iguana, Janus, Ovation, Pearl, PMT, TNF, Trio, Viking, Vitrigraph, Vulcan, W, and Xpress kilns, furnaces, and ovens.


On-line retail is an unchecked arena: almost everything is the best, the cheapest, or the newest, and is being sold by a premier dealer. And often, the final price, delivery, and VAT only appear at the checkout.

Prices here are transparent: they're for UK-EU voltage, CE and UKCA marked, TUV tested kilns, and include comprehensive instructions, UK VAT, and free support from a top-tier international distributor.

For prices, trading terms, and secure on-line shopping, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page. The order form is on the shop page, after the price list near the bottom.

On-line privacy is important: you won't have to create an account, register, log on, remember a password, or accept cookies. We don't harvest email addresses, and nothing is tracked, kept, or re-used. And no ads, fake reviews, newsletters, promotions, or social media. So there's nothing to opt out of.


As a distributor for kilns, furnaces, ovens, tumblers, and polishers, we provide comprehensive advice, competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and free telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services.

USING THIS RESOURCE WHAT TO CLICK ON

Navigating The Paragon Kilns' Web Site.

This information-rich resource describes every kiln clearly and in detail, so will help you make the correct choice. Although it works on a phone or a pad, it's better on a larger screen.

To compare different kilns you could print the relevant pages. They should print correctly on A4 paper but check first in Print Preview if you normally use wide margins. Economy or Fast print will use less ink.

Nearly everything is just one click or tap away: use the links above and below the menu bar near the top of the page. The links will change colour just before you click.

There are no links in the text. But, there are lots of mouse-over words that generate context-sensitive pop-ups: a useful, and optional, way of explaining things. Try it here.

FOUR POPULAR KILNS: THE PARAGON CALDERA, SC4, PMT18, AND GL24ADTSD

Paragon Caldera Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Porcelain, Pottery, And Vitrigraph. Paragon SC4 J14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Enamels, Glass, Jewellery, Lost Wax, And Silver Clays. Paragon PMT18 Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Ceramics, Glass, Heat Treating, And Porcelain. Paragon GL24ADTSD Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Fusing, Sagging, And Slumping Glass.

A Quick Look At The Paragon Caldera, SC4, PMT18, And GL24ADTSD.

I'll preview four very popular kilns, below. However, to learn more about them, or other kilns, use the links below the menu bar near the top-left of any page. Then, for prices and on-line shopping, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page.

They're ideal for your arts centre, course venue, craft studio, ceramics studio, science college, dental or medical laboratory, engineering facilty, glass works, jewellery studio, knife-making workshop, machine shop, metal-fabrication factory, pottery business, research unit, school, technical facility, or university.

A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON CALDERA: FLEXIBLE AND VERSATILE

AND THE CALDERA SERIES
Paragon Caldera Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Metal Clays, Porcelain, And Pottery. Paragon Caldera Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Porcelain, Pottery, And Vitrigraph. Paragon Caldera Window Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Ceramics, Glass, Pottery, And Vitrigraph. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.

Paragon Caldera Kilns For Annealing, Beads, Ceramics, Dichroics, Enamels, Fusing And Slumping Glass, Heat Treating, Melting, Moulding, Silver Clays, Porcelain, Raku, And Vitrigraph.

Paragon Caldera kilns are generally used for ceramics, porcelain, enamels, fusing glass, testing glazes, decals, vitrigraph, annealing beads, decals, dichroics, heat treating, jewellery moulds, melting silver, metal clays, and painting china, although they have other applications. They're 1290°C cone 10 kilns with digital programmers, in Paragon blue or customised berry, black, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


There are three versions: the Caldera, Caldera W, and Caldera XL. The Caldera has a plain lid, the Caldera W has a lid with a window, and the Caldera XL is 1.34 times taller inside than the Caldera.


Let's look at the Paragon Caldera, shown in the first two photos above. It's a 1290°C cone 10, square, plug-in, top-opening, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a cone-fire ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key programmer.


Why buy a Paragon Caldera? It's a neat little kiln, ideal for fusing glass and firing metal clays, but hot enough for ceramics and porcelain. It's a plug-in kiln and, at just 16kg, you can move it around easily.

It can accept clip-on collars between the body and the base. The Caldera X collar increases the internal height, the Caldera B increases the internal height and has a bead-annealing door, and the Caldera E increases the internal height and has an enamelling door.

For vitrigraph, the clip-on bottom of the kiln is removed and set aside. The kiln body is put on a thick ceramic rectangle with a central hole. The rectangle is put on two strong wall brackets or any other stable structure away from the floor. A crucible of glass is put in the kiln and, as it heats, the moulten glass falls through a hole in the crucible to form long strings.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 1680W, so it can use a regular mains socket. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 330mm x 495mm x 349mm high. The body has two lifting handles on opposite sides, a removable firebrick base, and a 64mm high stand with four rubber feet. The hinged firebrick lid has a lifting handle and a stay-open prop. The shipping weight, including the box, is about 23Kg.

The firing chamber measures 203mm x 203mm x 171mm high, and heats from the back, sides, and front with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 64mm thick bricks. The kiln has an electro-mechanical relay and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.


To learn more about the Caldera, and the clip-on collars, click here to jump. The Caldera series, and the shop, are on links at the top of this page. Prices include a pro shelf kit, comprehensive instructions, and UK VAT.

A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON SC4

AND THE SC SERIES
Paragon SC4 J14 Kiln With A Sentry Xpress Programmer For Enamels, Glass, Jewellery, Lost Wax, And Silver Clays. Orton-Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer.

The Paragon SC4 J14 Kiln For Art Clay, PMC, Jewellery, Annealing Beads, Dichroics, Enamels, Glass Fusing, Moulding, Sagging, And Slumping, Lost-Wax Burnout And Casting, And Metal Clays.

Paragon SC2, SC2 PRO, SC3, and SC4 kilns are generally used for silver clays, annealing beads, decals, dichroics, enamelling, fusing glass, lost-wax burnout, casting, moulding, making jewellery, pâte de verre, Art Clay, and PMC, although they have other applications. They're 1095°C or 925°C kilns with digital programmers, in Paragon blue or customised berry, black, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


There are eight standard versions: the SC2, SC2B, SC2W, and SC2BW, and the larger SC3, SC3B, SC3W, and SC3BW. They're 1095°C, square, plug-in, front-opening, table-top kilns with ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, and Sentry Xpress 3-key programmers. The B versions have bead-annealing doors, the W have windows, and the BW have both. The SC2 is probably the UK's most popular small kiln.

There are four PRO versions: the SC2 PRO, SC2B PRO, SC2W PRO, and SC2BW PRO. They're 1095°C, square, plug-in, front-opening, table-top kilns with with ceramic-fibre interiors, fast-heat embedded elements, stainless-steel doors, stay-cool wooden door-handles, soft spring-assisted door latches, silent long-life solid-state electronic relays, and tilted easy-view Sentry Xpress 3-key programmers.

And one large version: the SC4. It's a 925°C, square, plug-in, front-opening, table-top kiln with a ceramic-fibre interior, fast-heat embedded elements, stay-cool wooden door-handle, soft spring-assisted door latch, and Sentry Xpress 3-key programmer.


Let's look at the Paragon SC4, shown in the first photo above. It's a 925°C, square, plug-in, front-opening, table-top, ceramic-fibre kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key programmer.


Why buy a Paragon SC4? It's a good size kiln but still a plug-in. It's just right for jewellery moulds, lost wax burnout, and annealing glass bowls and vases. It can hold three shelves so is ideal for a busy glass business, jewellery studio, or silver clay classes.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 2400W, so it can use a regular mains socket. The elements are embedded in rigidised ceramic-fibre: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 457mm x 546mm x 521mm high. The case has slots for air circulation, an integral stand with four rubber feet, two lifting handles on opposite sides, and a top vent with a removable stopper for lost wax burnout and casting and other processes that might release fumes. The door has a spring-assisted door latch and opens 180° for easy access. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 50kg.

The firing chamber measures 330mm x 330mm x 229mm high, and heats from both sides, with the elements safely embedded in the fibre. The kiln has an electro-mechanical relay and a long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.


To learn more about the SC4, click here to jump. All the SC series, and the shop, are on links at the top of this page. Prices include a pro shelf kit, comprehensive instructions, and UK VAT.

A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON PMT18

AND THE PMT SERIES
Paragon PMT18 Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Ceramics, Glass, Heat Treating, And Porcelain. Paragon PMT10 Oven With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Ceramics, Glass, Heat Treating, And Porcelain. Paragon PMT21 Furnace With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Ceramics, Glass, Heat Treating, And Porcelain. Orton-Paragon Sentry Programmer.

The Paragon PMT18 Kiln For Heat Treating, Making Knives And Tools, Firing Ceramics And Porcelain, Annealing, Casting, And Fusing Glass, And Melting And Moulting Metals.

Paragon PMT kilns are generally used for heat-treating metals, making knives and blades, firing ceramics and porcelain, annealing and glass work, and jewellery moulds, although they have other applications. They're 1290°C furnaces with digital programmers, in Paragon blue or customised berry, black, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


There are four versions, in ascending order of internal size: the PMT10, PMT13, PMT18, and PMT21. They're 1290°C, four-sided, front-opening, table-top kilns with firebrick interiors and Sentry 12-Key programmers.


Let's look at the Paragon PMT18, shown in the first photo above. It's a 1290°C, rectangular, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick furnace, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key digital programmer.


Why buy a Paragon PMT18? It's a 1290°C kiln, made for years of continual high-temperature firing. It's robustly made and fully programmable, so ideal for a heat-treating workshop, a commercial ceramics or glass studio, an engineering facility, or a technical lab. At 6500W it heats quickly and will reach its maximum temperature easily even when the elements age or if the local voltage drops.

The door has a spring-assisted latch so it stays tightly closed preventing heat loss around its edges. The stay-cool wooden door handle makes closing and opening safer. The 76mm thick firebricks ensure good insulation, steady temperatures, and economic firings.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 6500W, so it needs a 27A minimum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 914mm x 965mm x 965mm high. The case has slots for air circulation and an integral stand with four rubber feet. The door has a stay-cool wooden handle and a spring-assisted door latch. The shipping weight, including the crate, is about 140kg.

The firing chamber measures 330mm x 457mm x 330mm high, and heats from the back and both sides, with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick bricks. The kiln normally has two electro-mechanical relays and a long-life nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.


To learn more about the PMT18, click here to jump. All the PMT series, and the shop, are on links at the top of this page. Prices include comprehensive instructions, a heat-treating guide, and UK VAT.

A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON GL24ADTSD: A VERSATILE GLASS KILN

AND THE GL SERIES
Paragon GL24ADTSD Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Fusing, Melting, Sagging, And Slumping Glass. Paragon GL24ADTSD Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Fusing, Melting, Sagging, And Slumping Glass. Paragon GL44ADTS Kiln With A Sentry Programmer For Annealing, Fusing, Melting, Sagging, And Slumping Glass. Orton-Paragon Sentry programmer.

The Paragon GL Kilns For Glass Annealing, Casting, Fusing, Heat Treating, Lampwork, Melting, Moulding, Sagging, And Slumping.

Paragon GL kilns are generally used for annealing, fusing, melting, moulding, sagging, and slumping glass, drop-out vases, and lost wax burnout and casting, although they have other applications. They're 925°C kilns with digital programmers, in Paragon black or customised berry, blue, jade, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


There are six square versions, in ascending order of internal size: the GL18AD, GL18ADTSD, GL22AD, GL22ADTSD, GL24AD, and GL24ADTSD. They're 925°C, wired-in, front-opening, table-top kilns with firebrick interiors and Sentry 12-key programmers.

There are four rectangular versions, in ascending order of internal size: the GL44AD, GL44ADTS, GL64AD, and GL64ADTS. They're 925°C, wired-in, top-opening, floor-standing kilns, with ceramic-fibre and firebrick interiors and Sentry 12-key programmers.

The AD versions have elements in the top, the ADTS versions have elements in the top, back, sides, and front, and the ADTSD versions have elements in the top, back, sides, and door. However, it's probably easier to rely on the descriptions here.


Let's look at the Paragon GL24ADTSD, shown in the first two photos above. It's a 925°C, square, wired-in, front-opening, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry 12-key programmer.


Why buy a Paragon GL24ADTSD? It's a robust versatile professional glass kiln. In particular, the programmer includes a power-ratio feature which can balance the heat between the top and sides in increments of 10%. This improves the heat distribution for larger pieces.

It can be made as a 3-zone version, with three thermocouples and three mercury relays. The programmer uses its 3-zone feature to continually adjust the on-off times to minimise temperature gradients and maintain accurate temperatures throughout the kiln.


The UK-EU kiln is rated at 230V-240V 10800W, so it needs a 45A minumum wired-in power supply. It's fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement. However, never get careless: kilns are very hot and connected to the mains.

The external dimensions are 1029mm x 813mm x 750mm high. The case has slots for air circulation, an integral stand with four rubber feet, four lifting handles on opposite sides, and two optional wide-view peepholes in one of the sides. The door has a stay-cool wooden handle, a reliable spring-assisted door catch, and a 12mm perimeter recess to keep it tightly sealed. The shipping weight is about 193kg.

The firing chamber measures 610mm x 572mm x 381mm high, and heats from the top, back, sides, and door, with the elements in dropped recessed grooves in the 76mm thick firebricks. The kiln has two long-life mercury relays and a nickel-chromium K-type thermocouple.


To learn more about the GL24ADTSD, click here to jump. All the GL series, and the shop, are on links at the top of this page. Prices include comprehensive instructions and UK VAT.

UK-EU-US REGULATIONS AND GENERAL SAFETY

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UK, EU, And US Safety Regulations.

US-made ceramic-fibre kilns, such as the Paragon SC2 PRO, have elements that are safely embedded in the rigidised fibre: so there's no danger of a mains-voltage electric shock.

US-made firebrick kilns, such as the Paragon Fusion 8, have elements in dropped recessed grooves in the bricks that are exposed when the kiln is open. For use outside the US, they're fitted with a switch that cuts off power to the elements when the kiln is opened: a UK-EU legal safety requirement.

All the kilns, ovens, and furnaces are built, checked, and tested before delivery. They're CE and UKCA marked, TUV tested, and CL and CSA approved.


It'll be too late to think about safety practices after an accident. Apart from kilns and accessories, the on-line shop includes heat-resistant ceramic blocks and cloths, digital reminder-timers, fire extinguishers, heat-resistant gloves, glare-resistant glasses, and clear protective glasses.

All particulates represent a health risk if they're breathed in, so it's important to wear a HEPA mask when mixing powders, handling charcoal, sanding dried metal-clays, and cleaning out your kiln. And, ideally, use clear protective glasses.

It's important to have your fire extinguisher near your kiln. Read the instructions as soon as you unpack it, learn how to treat burns, buy a basic first aid kit, and fit a smoke alarm. Although I've never heard of a fire caused by a kiln.

ACCESSORIES, PARTS, MATERIALS, TOOLS, POLISHERS, AND TUMBLERS

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Kiln Shelf Kits, Kiln Accessories, Kiln Parts, Materials, Jewellery-Making Tools, And Tumblers.

There's a wide range of kiln options and upgrades, kiln furniture, accessories, spare parts, materials, precision tools, safety equipment, polishers, and tumblers. To learn more, use the tools links below the menu bar near the top of the page.

PARAGON KILNS INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR KILNS, OVENS, FURNACES, PARTS, AND SUPPORT
Paragon Sentry Xpress Programmer PCB. Paragon Type-K Thermocouple. Paragon Relay. Paragon Shelf Kit.

Paragon Kilns, Furnaces, and Ovens For Annealing, Beads, Ceramics, Enamels, Glass, Jewellery, Knife Making, Lost Wax, Silver Clays, Heat Treating, Lampwork, Porcelain, And Vitrigraph.

is a Cherry Heaven internet resource. Cherry Heaven is a top-tier international distributor for Texas-made Paragon kilns, furnaces, and ovens, and has been one of their top-selling partners from 2006 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.

As this is an on-line resource, there isn't a paper catalogue or a price list. However, you can mail or call a technician about kilns, power supplies, public area safety, a special project, business ideas, diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.

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