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The French Flag The Italian Flag The Spanish Flag The Swedish Flag
UK To EU Plug Adapter
Ceramic Block
Ceramic Cloth
EU Plug
UK-EU Adapter
Potter & Brumfield Relay
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
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
Shelf Kit
SC-2 Jade Closed
SC-2 Black Closed
Sentry Xpress 4.0
Sentry 2.0
SC-2 Pink Open
SC-2 Pro Black Open
SC-2 Turqoise Open
SC-2 Purple Open
SC-2 Navy Closed
SC-2 Berry Closed
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 Bead Annealing, Enamelling, Silver Clays, Glass, Ceramics, Heat Treating, Lamp Work, Knives, And Porcelain.

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, shelf kits, and upgrades.

To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. Then, for prices, use the shop link, top right on every page: UK VAT is included. The smaller kilns generally include a pro shelf with posts, and UK-mainland delivery, so you can start work straight away.

Unless you want a customised configuration, all the kilns are single-phase UK-EU voltage, and have legally-necessary door or lid safety switches, or completely embedded elements: an important safety feature.


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 annealing, casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass art, 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.

USING THIS RESOURCE WHAT TO CLICK ON

Navigating Paragon Kilns.

Nearly everything is one click away: use a link below the menu bar near the top of the page to learn more, mail questions, or shop on line. To confirm your destination, the link will change colour just before you click.

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, although pop-ups might not work on a small screen.

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, glass fusing, jewellery, 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, earthenware, glass panels, heat treating, making knives, porcelain, pottery, and raku.

INTERNET PRICES £££ OR ££££

Prices For Electric Kilns.

The internet is an unchecked resource: everything is the best, the newest, or the cheapest, and it's being sold by the premier dealer. And because there are implied sale offers, special prices, and discounts, net-prices can be misleading:

Drift will you get comprehensive advice before buying?
Drift is a digital automatic programmer included?
Drift is the programmer in a separate box with loose wires on your worktop?
Drift smaller kilns should come with a pro shelf and posts: not a thin fibre shelf
Drift larger kilns have shelf options depending on how you like to arrange your work
Drift can you call someone, if you're not sure what to do?
Drift will you get detailed techical support?
Drift if you need spares, who has them?
Drift if you want to repair your kiln, who'll help you?
Drift if you don't want to repair your kiln, who'll do it?
Drift in that headline price, is UK VAT included?
Drift for kilns that weigh less than 30kg, UK mainland delivery is included: no extra charge
Drift for kilns that weigh more than 30kg, you'll get an accurate quote

In November 2015, our popular Paragon SC2, and several copy kilns, were up to £190 more expensive elsewhere: one had a delivery charge of £35. On another site, it was £80 more expensive: delivery was extra. On another, it was £30 more expensive: no pro shelf kit. And, as far as I know, most distributors and re-sellers don't offer technical support, stock spare parts, or do repairs.

BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PARAGON SC2 THE UK'S FAVOURITE KILN
The Paragon SC2 Blue: A Jewellery-Making Kiln The Paragon SC-2 Berry With A Bead Door And Window: A Bead-Annealing Kiln The Paragon SC2 Pro Blue: An Enamelling And Glass-Fusing Kiln The Sentry Xpress Digital Programmer: A 3-Key Controller

The Paragon SC2 For Art Clay And PMC Silver Clay, Bead Annealing, Dichroics, Enamelling, Glass Fusing, And Metal Clays.

The Paragon SC2 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 berry, black, navy, 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 viewing-window, and the SC-2BW with a bead door and window. The SC1 and SC1W are similar but smaller. The SC3, SC3B, SC3W, and SC3BW are similar, but larger. The 925°C SC4 is similar, but over four times larger.

There are also three 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 annealing, casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass art, 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, chandeliers, charms, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, glass-art, jewellery, medals, 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 SC2 is probably the most popular kiln in the UK and ideal for a home hobby, small business, or studio. You can fire metal clays on several shelves, anneal beads on five mandrels, do enamelling, and fuse glass. 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: A Glass And Ceramics kiln Paragon Xpress E12A: A Glass And Ceramics kiln Paragon Xpress E12A With A Window: A Glass And Ceramics kiln The Sentry Xpress Digital Programmer: A 3-Key Controller

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 berry, black, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


The Paragon Xpress E12A comes in four versions: the E12A with a plain door, the E12AB with a bead-annealing door, the E12AW with a heat-resistant viewing-window, and the E12ABW with a bead door and a window. The Q-11A, E-9A, and E-10A are similar, but smaller. The 1095°C E-14A is 1.73 times larger.

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, 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 E12A 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 E-12A 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 CS16D THE LARGEST 13A KILN
Paragon Fusion CS16D: A Glass Work Kiln Paragon Fusion CS16D: A Glass Work Kiln The Sentry Xpress Digital Programmer: A 3-Key Controller

The Paragon Fusion CS16D Kiln For General Glass Work, Annealing, Casting, Fusing, Sagging, and Slumping.

The Paragon Fusion CS16D is a 925°C, square, top-opening, plug-in, table-top, firebrick kiln, with a ramp-hold Sentry Xpress 3-key digital programmer. In Paragon blue, or customised berry, black, navy, pink, purple, or turquoise.


The Paragon Fusion ClamShell CS16 comes in two versions: the CS16S which has an opening lid, and the CS16D which has an opening lid and an opening body giving an easily-accessed flat surface for arranging glasswork. So, S means single opening and D means double opening.

The Fusion Clam Shell CS16S is available as the CS16SB with two bead-annealing doors, and the CS16SW with a heat-resistant 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. The CS14 is similar, but smaller. The CS19 and CS26 are similar, but larger.


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 CS16D 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 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.

BUYING A KILN FROM CHERRY HEAVEN

Paragon Kilns Prices Include UK VAT.

Cherry Heaven is a UK-EU distributor for Paragon, Kitiki, Odak, Prometheus, SpeedFire, and UltraLite kilns, and provides comprehensive advice, free competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services. If you need help, use the mail link or call .


Choosing A Kiln:

Choosing A Kiln.

Most people want a kiln for the material or process that's enthused them, such as annealing beads, casting, firing ceramics, crucible work, dichroic glasses, 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 one, think about it's wider future use. To look at the catalogue, use the catalogue link 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, glass works, pottery shops, and engineering facilities, and are referred to on line and in books: so there's lots of useful user-based help and support.

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.


The Programmer:

The Digital Controller.

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.

The programmer is easy to use: far easier than a central heating programmer. Here are two Cherry Heaven TV programmes about setting a ramp-hold sequence. The ramp is the part where the temperature increases until it reaches the target temperature: the hold is the part where the temperature stays the same. Of course, UK-EU programmers will be in degrees Celsius.


Cherry Heaven TV provides on-line radio and television programmes on the Cherry Heaven Player. To play or pause the player, click the controls or, whilst it's playing, drag the time-line slider or volume slider to a new position.


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If the kiln you've chosen has a Sentry 12-key programmer, or you're considering an upgrade, here's a Cherry Heaven TV programme about setting a ramp-hold sequence.


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Electrical:

Electrical Systems.

Normally, kilns use single-phase 230V-240V mains electricity, so will work in the EU and most other countries. However, they can be made for any system.

However, kilns made to heat to over 1200°C need a 240V supply or they might not reach their maximum temperature. If you live in a rural area, on an island, or outside the UK, you need to check your local voltage.

The smaller plug-in kilns come with a UK 13A three-pin plug, so they use a regular 230V UK mains socket. If you're not in the UK, use a local plug adapter with an earth contact. Alternatively, cut off the UK plug and fit your own: it won't invalidate the guarantee.

If the kiln draws more than 13A it needs to be wired-in, in the same way that a kitchen hob-oven is connected at the back. Generally, a new cable will have to run from the fusebox to the kiln's location. It's not difficult: any competent electrician can change or extend wiring.

All the kilns either have their elements embedded in ceramic fibre, or have a legally-necessary door or lid cut-off switch: an important safety feature.

The heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring has high-temperature glass-braided insulation. The kiln body is earthed and the low-voltage programmer has a separate protective fuse.


Thermocouples:

Thermocouples: K-Type, S-Type, and Three-Zone.

The thermocouple, inside the firing chamber, sends a tiny temperature-dependent voltage to the programmer which is converted to temperature. Most kiln manufacturers use economy bead or sheathed thermocouples. Paragon uses long-life heavy-guage K-type thermocouples. They respond more quickly to temperature changes and minimise the risk of corrosion and subsequent failure of the bi-metallic tip: sometimes caused by heat degradation, gradual corrosion from gases produced whilst heating some materials, or epoxy breakdown.

If high-accuracy and extended life are important to you, upgrade to an S-type platinum-rhodium thermocouple. The 12-key programmer can control three zones, so an S-type thermocouple set is an upgrade option. These are factory fitted, so order with your kiln. Thermocouples are in the on-line shop.


Relays

Relays: Electro Mechanical And Mercury.

A relay is an electro-mechanical switch. The programmer turns it on using a low voltage on two of the terminals: without this voltage, the relay would be off. The mains voltage enters on two terminals and, when the relay is turned on, exits the remaining two terminals to the elements. It's normal for relays to click as they switch on and off, just like a domestic light switch.

During a long process like annealing, a relay will click frequently as it turns on and off to control the heating or cooling rate and the hold temperature. However, if an extended and silent life is important to you, upgrade to a long-life mercury relay. These are factory fitted, so order with your kiln. Relays are in the on-line shop.


Viewing Windows

Viewing Windows.

A viewing-window is popular for enamelling, fire polishing, fusing, and glazes. Depending on the kiln, you can choose to have a window in the door, the lid, or one of the sides. These are factory fitted, so order with your kiln.

It's widely believed that a viewing-window 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.

If you feel that, at high temperatures, you might be losing heat through the window, cut a piece of soft ceramic cloth and fit it behind the glass. Ceramic cloths are in the on-line shop.


Shelf Kits:

Kiln Furniture.

Generally, the smaller plug-in kilns include a pro shelf with four posts. And generally, the larger wired-in kilns have optional recommended furniture kits which might comprise one shelf with posts, two half-shelves with posts, two shelves with posts, a mix of different-height posts, kiln wash, or pyrometric cones. You can choose: it's not an expensive combination that I've put together for you. Furniture kits are in the on-line shop.

The shelves and posts are made of cordierite, a magnesium aluminium silicate, which resists thermal distortion and fracture. A thick heavy shelf, lifted up on small posts, heats and cools evenly: particularly important for glass work.

To keep costs down, some kiln manufacturers use ceramic-fibre shelves. As they're fairly soft, they deteriorate and bits crumble off the edges. Also, if you're making glass tiles, they dont provide even heat distribution.


Repair And Service:

Repairing And Servicing Your Kiln.

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 watch-videos link below the menu bar near the top of the page, then choose from the guide. There's also an extensive support page: use the help link.


Options And Upgrades:

Options, Upgrades, And Customised Colours.

Paragon offers you customised colours, hinged, cantilevered, or drop-down doors, left or right-hand hinges, bead-annealing doors, viewing-windows, extra peepholes or vents, temperature upgrades, thicker firebricks, ceramic-fibre lids, 3-key or 12-key programmers, cone-fire upgrades, mercury relays, long-life S-type thermocouples, electric kiln vents, gas injection flow meters, auxilliary power outputs, RS232 computer interfaces, and different shelf kits.

EU SAFETY REGULATIONS

EU Safety Regulations.

Most US-made kilns have live heating-elements that are exposed whenever the kiln is open. EU safety regulations require an additional switch, included in the price, which cuts 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

Electric Kilns For Annealing Beads, Ceramics, Glass, Metal Clays, Heat Treating, Lampwork, Knives, Porcelain, And Pottery

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 to a small 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 distributor and retailer in West Holme, South-West England. It's 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.


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 near the top of this page.

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.



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