The Janus-23 Glass/Pottery Kiln
Imagine the glass you could sag,slump,and fuse with this kiln . Make small bowls,pendants,earrings,cufflinks,and even bracelets in clay or glass . Make treasured gifts . When you own a Paragon kiln,you can experiment with new ideas to your heart’s content .
Glass and clay firingmodes
The Paragon Janus-23 can fire both pottery and glass . Heating elements are mounted in the lid and sidewalls . Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch . With the switch in the glass position,heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element . With the switch in the pottery position,heat comes from only the sidewall elements .
In the glass mode,fuse and sag large glass projects placed on a single shelf . In the pottery mode,fire to cone 10 . You can also fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode .
Advanced element grooves
The elements in the lid are mounted in a firebrick ball groove that eliminates element pins . The element coils are wider than the groove opening,so the elements stay in place without pins .
Spring counter-balance lid
The lid on the Janus-23 is easy to lift with the Paragon spring counter-balance . For easier maintenance,we use 2 high blank wall bricks in the top row . Since the brick is without element grooves,it is less susceptible to damage during loadng .
Hinged control panel
The patented control box on the Janus-23 opens forward for easy maintenance . A folding support arm holds the box in the open position .
Heavy duty components
Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns . Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available .
Refractory coating hardens the lid surface
Large,tapered peepholes offer a wide view of the firingchamber with little heat loss . The peepholes,both sides of the lid and top rim of sidewall firebrick are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating to protect the ware from dust .
Glass/pottery selection switch
Made in America
3 insulating refractory firebrick walls
Sidewall elements in dropped,recessed brick grooves are easy to replace .
Tapered peepholes for a wide view
A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom of each kiln .
One year limited warranty
Available in 240,200,208,or 380 volt,50 or 60 hertz,single or 3 phase .
Easy-access control box with folding support arm .
Since the Janus-23 is designed for porcelain,it also easily fires ceramics,china paint,decals,gold and,of course,glass .