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The French Flag The Italian Flag The Spanish Flag The Swedish Flag
UK To EU Plug Adapter
EU Plug
Dorset, SW England
UK Plug
The AX-4 Digital Controller
MiniKiln Closed
Paragon BlueBird Open
Lauscha by Carrie Fertig
Activated Charcoal Granules
Caldera A Closed
Caldera AB Closed
Fusion CS14D Open
Fusion CS14SB Closed
Caldera XL Closed
FireFly A Closed
The Paragon Fusion-7 Open
Fusion 8 Open
GL18ADTSD Open
HT-14D Closed
Janus 1613 Open
KM14D Open
Paragon-Orton Vent Master: Unassembled
Paragon-Orton Vent Master: Suction Cup
Pearl 18 Open
PMT21
Potter & Brumfield Relay
SC-2 Black Open
SC2 Open
SC2B Open
Paragon SC2W Open
SC4 Closed
Paragon SC1 Closed
Paragon SC1 Open
Paragon SC1W Closed
Paragon SC2BW Open
Paragon SC2D Pro-3 Open
SpeedFire Pro Closed
SpeedFire Pro Open
Sentry Xpress 4.0
Sentry 2.0
SC-2 Pink Open
SC-2 Turqoise Open
SC-2 Purple Open
The Paragon ST-8 Table
TNF 1613 Closed
GL Table
Xpress Top Row Bricks
USB Plug
Xpress E-12A Open
Xpress E-12AB Closed
Xpress E-14 Closed
Xpress Q-11A Open
F500 Open

Paragon Kilns for annealing beads, ceramics, enamelling, casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping glass, heat treating, jewellery, knife making, porcelain, pottery, and ArtClay and PMC metal clays.

Paragon Kilns is an on-line shop for the Paragon SC1, SC2, SC2 Pro, SC3, SC4, BlueBird, Caldera, CS ClamShell, Dragon, F, FireFly, Fusion, GL, HomeArtist, HT, Iguana, Janus, KM, Ovation, Pearl, PMT, SNF, SpeedFire Pro, TNF, Viking, Vulcan, W, and Xpress. Most have a 3-key Sentry Xpress or a 12-key Sentry digital programmer, and a choice of colours, options, upgrades, and shelf kits. To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page.

For prices, use the shop link. They're for UK-EU voltage kilns, and include UK VAT. Most kilns have a legally-necessary door or lid safety switch. The smaller kilns generally include a pro shelf kit and UK-mainland delivery. If you need help choosing, use the mail link, or call .


They're typically used for annealing beads, firing ceramics, earthenware, porcelain, pottery, and stoneware, china painting, crucible work, applying decals, dental work, fusing dichroic glasses, making dolls, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, glass annealing, casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass clays, forming glass panels, heat treating, making jewellery, knife making, laboratory testing, lamp-work, lost-wax casting, melting gold and silver, firing gold and silver metal clays, moulding gun and model parts, pâte de verre, raku, sintering bronze and copper clays, staining glass, hardening and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, vitrigraph, and many other materials and processes.

You can make architectural parts, beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, candle holders, ceramic-art, chandeliers, charms, china dolls, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, flowerpots, glass-art, glass panels, jewellery, knives, lampshades, medals, miniatures, gun and model componenets, mugs, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, pet-id tags, plates, porcelain beads, rings, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, tableware, thimbles, tiaras, tiles, tools, trinkets, and vases, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.

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


The smaller plug-in kilns are perfect for jewellery-making, so you can work with many of the popular materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.


Cherry Heaven TV has made an on-line photo book featuring popular kilns: click the Cherry Heaven TV Player above. It includes the Paragon SC-1, SC-2, SC-2 Pro, SC-3, SC-4, Blue Bird, Caldera, CS Clam Shell, Dragon, F, Fire Fly, Fusion, GL, Home Artist, HT, Iguana, Janus, KM, Ovation, Pearl, PMT, SNF, TNF, Viking, Vulcan, W, and Xpress, the Kitiki Mini Kiln, the Prometheus Pro 1 and Pro 7, the Speed Fire Pro, and the Ultra Lite.

CHERRY HEAVEN INTERNET RESOURCES

Paragon Kilns Prices Include UK VAT.

Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor for Paragon, Kitiki, Prometheus, SpeedFire, and UltraLite, and provides comprehensive advice about choosing wisely, free competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services.

There's a lot to read, but it will avoid an expensive mistake: especially if, later, you discover new materials or processes, win a challenging commission, want to make larger pieces, decide to run courses, or find a promising business niche.

USING THIS RESOURCE WHAT TO CLICK ON

Navigating Paragon Kilns.

Click links below the menu bar to learn more, mail questions, or shop on line. The links will change colour just before you click so you'll know you're on the right link.

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


STAY ON THIS RESOURCE, OR SWITCH TO ANOTHER?

Electric Kilns, Kitiki Kilns, Paragon Kilns, Prometheus Kilns, or the SpeedFire? Or Mail Or Call Cherry Heaven.

For your convenience, I've separated all the kilns into two very general groups on two separate internet resources, although there's cross-over. To switch resources, use the links above the menu bar near the top of the page.


Electric Kilns is generally for smaller plug-in table-top kilns usually used for small-scale work such as annealing beads, Art Clay metal clays, dichroics, enamels, figurines, glass fusing, jewellery, model parts, lampwork, PMC silver clay, porcelain, and vitrigraph.

Paragon Kilns is generally for larger wired-in floor-standing or table-top kilns usually used for business-scale work such as annealing, casting, ceramics, dolls, earthenware, glass panels, heat treating, making knives, porcelain, pottery, and raku.

BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON SC-2 THE UK'S FAVOURITE KILN
The Paragon SC2

The Paragon SC-2 For Art Clay And PMC Silver Clay, Bead Annealing, Dichroics, Enamelling, Glass Fusing, Low-Fire Ceramics, And Metal Clays.

The Paragon SC-2 is a 1095°C, square, front-opening, plug-in, table-top, ceramic fibre kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. In Paragon blue, or customised black, pink, purple, or turquoise.


The Paragon SC-2 comes in four versions: the SC-2 with a plain door, the SC-2B with a bead-annealing door, the SC-2W with a heat-resistant glass viewing-window, and the SC-2BW with a bead door and a window. The SC-1 and SC-1W are similar but smaller. The SC3, SC3B, SC3W, and SC3BW are similar, but larger. The 925°C SC4 is over four times larger.

There are also three very stylish professional versions with stainless-steel doors, stay-cool wooden door-handles, silent long life solid-state relays, and tilted easy-view Sentry Xpress 3-key or Sentry 12-key ramp-hold digital programmers.


It's typically used for annealing beads, low-fire ceramics, china painting, applying decals, dental work, fusing dichroic glasses, making dolls, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, glass annealing, casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass clays, making jewellery, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, melting gold and silver, firing gold and silver metal clays, moulding gun and model parts, pâte de verre, sintering bronze and copper clays, staining glass, hardening and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, and many other materials and processes.

Small kilns are perfect for jewellery-making, so you can use most popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.

You can make beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, candle holders, chandelier parts, charms, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, glass-art, jewellery, miniatures, gun and model components, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, pet-id tags, rings, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, tableware, thimbles, tiaras, tiles, tools, and trinkets, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.


The Paragon SC-2 is probably the most popular kiln in the UK and ideal for a home hobby, small business, or studio. You can anneal beads on five mandrels, do enamelling, fuse glass, heat-treat metals, and fire metal clays on several shelves. You can buy extra shelves in the on-line shop.

Some bronze and copper clays need to be embedded in activated charcoal granules in a stainless steel container: the SC-2 can hold a one-litre container. You can buy charcoals and pans in the on-line shop.


To learn more about the Paragon SC2, use the sc2-sc3 link near the top of the page, then use the shop link for prices, options, upgrades, and accessories. Prices include UK VAT, a pro shelf kit, and UK-mainland delivery.

BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON XPRESS E12A A HIGH-TEMPERATURE KILN
Paragon Xpress E12A Open

The Paragon Xpress E-12A For Annealing, Firing Ceramics, Dichroics, Enamelling, Glass Fusing, Heat Treating, Sintering Metal Clays, And Porcelain.

The Paragon Xpress E12A is a 1230°C, rectangular, front-opening, plug-in, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. In Paragon blue, or customised black, pink, purple, or turquoise.

The Paragon Xpress E-12A comes in four versions: the E-12A with a plain door, the E-12AB with a bead-annealing door, the E-12AW with a heat-resistant glass viewing-window, and the E-12ABW with a bead door and a window.

The UK-EU Xpress E12A, made for Cherry Heaven, heats to 1230°C and is 221mm high inside. It can be upgraded to 1260°C or 1290°C. The US Xpress E12A heats to 1095°C and is only 152mm high inside.


It's typically used for making jewellery, annealing beads and glass, fusing glass, firing metal clays, bead annealing, firing ceramics, earthenware, porcelain, pottery, and stoneware, painting china, crucible work, applying decals, dental work, fusing dichroic glasses, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, glass casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass clays, forming glass panels, heat treating, knife making, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, melting gold and silver, firing bronze and copper metal clays, moulding gun and model parts, pâte de verre, raku, sintering gold and silver clays, staining glass, hardening and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, and many other materials and processes.

Small kilns are more economic for jewellery-making, so you can use most popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.

You can make architectural parts, badges, beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, buttons, candle holders, ceramic-art, charms, china dolls, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, flowerpots, glass-art, glass panels, jewellery, knives, lampshades, medals, miniatures, models, mugs, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, plates, porcelain beads, pet-id tags, rings, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, tableware, thimbles, tiaras, tiles, tools, trinkets, and vases, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.


The Paragon E12-A is probably the most popular mixed-media kiln in the UK and ideal for materials and processes that need a long, high-temperature, firing sequence. You can anneal beads on five mandrels, make tiles, small plates, and bowls, work with ceramics and porcelain, and fire silver clay on several shelves. You can buy extra shelves in the on-line shop.

Some bronze and copper clays need to be embedded in activated charcoal granules in a stainless steel container: the Xpress E12-A can hold a three-litre container. You can buy charcoals and pans in the on-line shop.


To learn more about the Paragon Xpress E12A, use the xpress link below the menu bar near the top of the page, then use the shop link for prices, options, upgrades, and accessories. Prices include a pro shelf kit and VAT.

BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON FUSION CS16 THE LARGEST 13A KILN
Paragon Fusion CS16D Open

The Paragon Fusion CS16 Kiln For Glass Work.

The Paragon Fusion CS16 is a 925°C, square, top-opening, plug-in, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer.

The Paragon Fusion CS16 comes in two versions: the Fusion ClamShell 16S which has an opening lid, and the Fusion ClamShell 16D whhch has an opening lid and an opening body giving an easily-accessed flat surface for arranging glasswork.

The Fusion CS16S is available as the CS16SB with two bead-annealing doors, and the CS16SW with a heat-resistant glass viewing window. These two options are not available on the CS16D: as the top is in two parts, it would be weakened by cut-outs for bead doors and windows.


It's typically used for annealing, casting, fusing, sagging, slumping, dichroic glasses, fire polishing, glass art, lampwork, pâte de verre, and staining glass.

Although smaller kilns are more economic for jewellery-making, you can still use most popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.


The Fusion 16 is the largest kiln that can use a regular 13A socket You can anneal beads on ten mandrels, batch-fire silver clay, and make glass art, panels, tiles, plates, and bowls. You can buy extra shelves in the on-line shop.

To learn more about the Paragon Fusion CS16, use the fusion-cs link below the menu bar near the top of the page, then use the shop link for prices, options, upgrades, and accessories. Prices include VAT.

NOTES

Paragon Kilns For Art Clay, PMC, Metal Clays, Annealing Beads, Ceramics, Enamels, Fusing Glass, Heat Treating, Making Knives, And Porcelain.

The internet, like any other unchecked resource, is open to claims that whatever is being sold is the best, the newest, or the cheapest, and it's being sold by the largest dealer or the premier distributor.

Pricing is often far from clear as the kiln price might not include a pro shelf kit, a digital programmer, VAT, or delivery. And, to discover the actual cost, you might have to set up an account. As an example, in October 2014, one supplier assured you that their prices were the cheapest in the UK. Except their kiln was £134 more than it was here.


Most people want a kiln for the material or process that's enthused them, such as annealing beads, casting, firing ceramics, crucible work, dichroics, making dolls, enamelling, fusing glass, heat treating, knife making, lampwork, pottery, or silver clays.

After a few successes, and a few failures, many experiment with other materials, make larger pieces, try combinations, fire more at a time, and become interested in everything else. Some start a business, run classes, or open a shop.

There are lots of kilns to choose from so, before buying a kiln, think about it's wider future use. To look at the catalogue, use the catalogue link below the menu bar near the top of the page. If you want help choosing, mail or call a technician at Cherry Heaven.


Paragon is the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces. Their kilns combine the best mix of ease-of-use, practical features, robust construction, and, for a chosen firing-chamber volume and maximum temperature, cost less than kilns made in the UK, Western Europe, and Japan.

They're frequently used at course venues, and in craft centres, jewellery studios, and engineering workshops, and are referred to on line and in books: so there's lots of useful user-based help and support.


They use single-phase 230V-240V mains, so work in the EU and most other countries. The elements are either embedded in ceramic fibre, or the kiln has a door or lid switch: an important safety feature.

The heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring has high-temperature glass-braided insulation. The thermocouple, which senses temperature inside the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless-steel sheath for long life.


The Paragon Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer allows you to set up several firing sequences, each one with up to eight heating, holding, or cooling segments. You can choose the heating and cooling rates, target temperatures, and hold times, save the sequences, and re-use them.

It's built in, so you don't need a separate box with a cable, a separate thermocouple with a cable, and a separate stand: more stuff on your worktop. And, for temperature consistency, the built-in thermocouple is always in the same position.

There are no restrictive features such as single-sequence use or pre-set programmes. Fixed programmes might seem to be an advantage. However, having diversified and experimented, most people fire materials, or combinations of materials, at different temperatures and for different times than are recommended.


SC kilns made for Cherry Heaven have more expensive easy-adjust lever door-catches, not the standard US ball-catches. The ball catches were often too tight or too loose, and were fiddlesome to adjust.

Longer-life heavier guage thermocouples replace the older US bead-style and sheathed-style. They respond more quickly to temperature changes and minimise the risk of corrosion and subsequent failure of the bi-metallic tip: sometimes caused by epoxy failure and the gases produced whilst heating some materials.

The shelf kits, included in the price, comprise a solid thick tough cordierite shelf for even heat distribution, not a flimsy soft ceramic-fibre shelf, and four 12mm shelf supports.


Paragon Kilns have been re-engineered and comprehensively tested for the UK and Europe. They meet the demanding UL 499 standard in the US, and are CE Marked for the EU.

It's widely believed that glass viewing-windows will cloud permanently or crack by about 925°C. Paragon kilns don't use regular glass but a transparent ceramic which has been time-tested at 1260°C.


In the unlikely event that your kiln develops a fault, it's reassuring to know that basic checks, adjustments, and repairs are quick and easy and need little more than a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. If you need help, an engineer can guide you on the phone. Alternatively, we can repair your kiln in our workshop at Cherry Heaven.

You can watch on-line service videos: use the main-menu link below the menu bar near the top of the page, then choose tee-vee, then choose from the guide. There's also an extensive support page: use the main-menu link, then choose help.


Cherry Heaven TV has made some on-line programmes and interactive demos about making and working with kilns. To look at these, use the radio, tv, or interactive links below the menu bar near the top of the page.

EU SAFETY REGULATIONS

EU Safety Regulations.

US-made kilns often have live heating-elements that are exposed whenever the kiln is open. So, to comply with EU safety regulations, an additional switch, included in the price, is fitted to cut off the power whenever the the door or lid is opened. Exposed live elements are very dangerous, and illegal in the UK.

ACCESSORIES, MATERIALS, AND TOOLS

Accessories, Materials, And Tools.

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

PARAGON KILNS

Paragon Kilns For Annealing, Ceramics, Enamels, Glass Fusing, Heat Treating, Jewellery, Making Knives, Porcelain, Pottery, And Metal Clays.

This internet resource is provided by Cherry Heaven, an international distributor, on-line shop, and support centre for kilns, accessories, materials, tools, and tumblers. It's not a bead, ceramics, crafts, glass, or metal-clay home-business, selling a few things to a market niche.

As it's 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.

CHERRY HEAVEN

Cherry Heaven Limited, West Holme Cottage, West Holme, Wareham, BH20 6AQ, Dorset, England.

Cherry Heaven is an on-line shop in West Holme, Dorset, South-West England. The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, market towns, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link on the front page.

Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor for US-made Paragon Kilns, and has been commended for an outstanding performance as one of Paragon's top-selling distributors over 2007 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.

Cherry Heaven was the name of the business in West London, then the shop in Corfe Castle village. Although there's no longer a shop, Cherry Heaven is still the working name.

PARAGON INDUSTRIES

Paragon Industries Incorporated, 2011 South Town East Boulevard, Mesquite, Texas, 75149-1122, USA.

Paragon Industries started as a family business in 1948. It's now the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces, and has built over 420,000. The 4,400 square-metre site, in Mesquite, Texas, USA, has over 70 full-time staff. A new 1,700 square-metre warehouse is under construction.

During manufacture, every kiln is checked at every stage by a technician and signed-off before shipping. They're simply but robustly engineered, and you're buying a comprehensive, versatile, safe, low-cost kiln: a kiln with a future.

Paragon kilns conform to the demanding UL 499 standard in the US, and are CE Marked for the EU. Paragon is Greek for Model Of Perfection.

CLASSES AND COURSES

The Kitiki Studio's Classes And Courses.

The Kitiki Studio provides an Art Clay educational programme, as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification. However, as we're in a rural area, I can recommend teachers that might be nearer. If you're interested, mail or call Cherry Heaven.

DISCOUNTS AND RESELLING

Discounts, Trade Prices, And Business Opportunities.