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Paragon SC2 Shelf Kit
Stainless Steel Containers
SilverEtch on Art Clay By Larissa Johnson
SilverEtch on Polymer Clay By Larissa Johnson
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Vermiculite
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
SC4 Closed
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
SpeedFire Pro Closed
SpeedFire Pro Open

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

Paragon Kilns is a Cherry Heaven on-line shop for Paragon kilns, such as the SC-1, SC-2, SC-3, SC-4, BlueBird, Caldera, CS ClamShell, F, FireFly, Fusion, GL, Home Artist, Janus, KM, Ovation, Pearl, SNF, SpeedFire Pro, TNF, Xpress, Dragon, Iguana, Viking, and Vulcan. Most have a digital programmer: a ramp-hold or a ramp-hold cone-fire, a 3-key or 12-key.

You can try most materials and processes, such as Art Clay metal clays, bronze clay, copper clay, PMC silver clay, glass clay, Accent Gold, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, SilverEtch, bead annealing, ceramics, china paints, decals, dichroic glass, enamelling, glass-art, casting, fusing, moulding, sagging, slumping, glazes, heat-treating, knife-making, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, making jewellery, melting gold and silver, pâte de verre, porcelain, pottery, raku, and staining glass.

And you can make just about anything, within the kiln's size and temperature limits, such as architectural features, badges, beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, buttons, candleholders, ceramic-art, charms, china dolls, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, flowerpots, glass-art, curved and flat glass panels, jewellery, knives, lampshades, medals, miniatures, models, mugs, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, plates, porcelain beads, pet-id tags, rings, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, studs, 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, college, course venue, craft centre, engineering facilty, glass works, home, jewellery studio, medical laboratory, pottery business, research unit, school, technical workshop, or university.


Cherry Heaven TV has made an on-line photo book featuring these popular kilns: click the Cherry Heaven TV player above. It starts with the Paragon SC1, SC2, SC3, and SC4, and continues with the Blue Bird, Caldera, CS Clam Shell, Fire Fly, Fusion, GL, HomeArtist, Janus, KM, Ovation, Pearl, Speed Fire Pro, TNF, and Xpress.

STAY ON THIS PAGE, OR LOOK AT OTHER KILNS?

Electric Kilns Or Paragon Kilns? Or Mail Or Call A Technician For Help.

This comprehensive internet resource lets you research and compare kilns in your own time. And it'll help you make the right choice instead of an expensive mistake: especially if, as you learn, you discover new materials or processes, want to make larger pieces, want to run classes, or find a promising business niche.


Cherry Heaven is an EU distributor, sales, and service and support centre for electric kilns, including kilns made by Paragon, Prometheus, Kitiki, Odak, SpeedFire, and UltraLite. For convenience, I've separated the kilns into two groups on separate internet resources, Electric Kilns and Paragon Kilns, although there's cross-over:

Generally, the smaller plug-in table-top kilns are used for smaller things. They're popular for annealing beads, Art Clay metal clays, dichroics, enamelling, fusing, making jewellery, mixed-media work, PMC silver clay, porcelain, Prometheus bronze clay, and ProCopper clay. Refer to Electric Kilns.

Generally, the larger wired-in floor-standing and work-top kilns are used for larger things. They're popular for annealing, casting, ceramics, earthenware, glass, heat treating, knife making, pottery, raku, and stoneware. Refer to Paragon Kilns.


Depending which resource you're currently on, links to other resources are above the menu bar near the top of the page. If you need help, you can mail an experienced technician or call .

USING THIS PAGE MAKE THE MOST OF THIS RESOURCE

Navigating Paragon Kilns.

The menu bar is the horizontal line near the top of the page. To navigate, click the links above and below the menu bar. They'll change colour just before you click so you'll know you're on the right words.

Click links above the menu bar to leave this resource and open new ones. Click links below the menu bar to stay here and look at other pages, shop on line, or mail questions.

Some links are context-aware, so the new page will have links to related pages. From any page, click the main-menu link, always on the left below the menu bar near the top of the page, to return to this front page.

There are no clickable words 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.

SHOPPING

Paragon Kilns Prices Include UK VAT.

Kilns include a legally-necessary lid or door safety switch where appropriate.

SUMMARY

Paragon Kilns For Art Clay, PMC, Metal Clays, Annealing Beads, Ceramics, Enamelling, Fusing Glass, Glass Clay, And Heat Treating.

Most people buy their first kiln for the material or process that's enthused them: often enamels, fused glass, or silver clay. After a few successes, and failures, most people want to try different materials, make larger pieces, experiment with combinations, fire more at a time, and soon become interested in something else: or everything else. Some start a business or run classes.

There are lots of kilns to choose from. Some are for ceramics, some for glass work, some for heat treating, some for jewellery making, and some for stained glass flat panels. There are process-specific kilns, such as the BlueBird for annealing beads, general purpose jewellery-making kilns such as the SC2, and mixed media kilns such as the Xpress E12A. And lots more.

So, before buying a kiln, think about it's wider future use. And, if you want help choosing, mail or call a technician at Cherry Heaven.


However, it's worth repeating a frequent conversation. I get a call that begins: I'm interested in buying a kiln for silver clay, but I'm a bit confused about the different models.

Do you want to fire ceramics, as they generally need a 1230C to 1290C high-temperature firebrick kiln? Also, ceramic pieces are usually bowls, pots, and tiles which generally need a larger kiln. Answer, no.

Do you want to make pieces larger than about 20cm square, such as bowls, plates, and tiles, or fire lots of pieces at one go? Answer, no.

Do you want to use a regular socket? Answer, yes. Do you want the kiln to run heating, holding, and cooling programmes automatically, and then turn itself off? Answer, yes. Then look at the Paragon SC series, starting with the SC2. Then look at the Xpress series. If they're not right, look at the others.


Paragon Kilns combine the best mix of ease-of-use, practical features, robust construction, and low door-to-door prices. When comparing them to similar kilns from other manufacturers or resellers, there are important considerations:

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.

Apart from the manual Caldera-S and FireFly-S, and the semi-automatic SpeedFire Pro, they all have built-in digital programmers, not separate controller boxes with extra cables.
You can set up, and re-use, sequences: mixes of heating, holding, and cooling segments that run automatically and then stop. The Paragon Sentry digital programmer doesn't have any restrictive pre-set features such as single-sequence use or material-specific programmes.

They use single-phase 230V 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.

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

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.

In the unlikely event that your kiln develops a fault, it's reassuring to know that home repairs are easy and need little more than a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. If you need help, there are on-line repair videos or an engineer can guide you on the phone. Alternatively, kilns can be repaired at Cherry Heaven.

Finally, prices. For a chosen firing-chamber volume and maximum temperature, US-made Paragon kilns, from the world's leading manufacturer of electric kilns and furnaces, cost less than kilns made in the UK, Western Europe, and Japan.


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.


However, before moving on, although there's a wide range of kilns, three popular table-top kilns are worth a preview:

A PREVIEW: THE PARAGON SC2 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 50mm taller inside. The SC4 is over four times larger.

It's used for silver clays, annealing beads, bronze clays, china paints, copper clays, dichroic glasses, enamels, fire polishing, glass art, glass clays, glass fusing, sagging, and slumping, gold clays, heat treating cutters, dies, and tools, lampwork, lost wax casting, low-fire ceramics, making jewellery, melting silver, moulding model parts, sintering metal clays, pâte de verre, staining glass, and many other materials and processes.

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.


The Paragon SC2 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, fire silver clay on several shelves, and work with larger pieces. 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 SC-2, use the sc1:sc2:sc3:sc4 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.

A PREVIEW: THE PARAGON XPRESS E12A A HIGH-TEMPERATURE MIXED-MEDIA KILN
Paragon Xpress E12A Open

The Paragon Xpress E-12A For Annealing, Firing Ceramics, Dichroics, Enamelling, Fusing Glass, 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 used for silver clays, firing ceramics, earthenware, porcelain, pottery, and stoneware, annealing beads and glass, bronze clays, ceramic-art, china painting, copper clays, decals, dichroic glasses, dolls, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, glass clays, casting, fusing, moulding, sagging, and slumping glass, gold clays, heat treating, making jewellery, knife-making, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, melting gold and silver, sintering metal clays, forming gun and model parts, pâte de verre, raku, staining glass, and hardening and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools.

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.


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, fire silver clay on several shelves, make glass or ceramic tiles, small plates, and bowls, and work with porcelain. 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 VAT.

A PREVIEW: 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. As the CS16D top is in two parts, it would be weakened by cut-outs for bead doors and windows.

It's 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 Art Clay silver clay, 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 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.

EU SAFETY REGULATIONS

EU Safety Regulations And CE Marking.

US-made kilns often have live heating elements that are exposed whenever the door or lid 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 kiln 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, 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, Beads, Ceramics, Dichroics, Enamels, Fusing Glass, Heat Treating, Knife-Making, Metal Clays, and Porcelain.

This internet resource is provided by Cherry Heaven, an international distributor, on-line shop, and support centre for kilns, 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 on-line, 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, home 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 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, 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.

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.

SHOPPING

On-Line Shopping At Cherry Heaven.


DISCOUNTS AND RESELLING

Discounts, Trade Prices, And Business Opportunities.



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