The Janus-1613 Glass/Pottery Kiln
The heat of the kiln is magical and offers wonderful surprises . Stained glass and ceramic glazes undergo a complete transformation in the kiln . Opening a kiln to view your treasures is a festive moment that you will never outgrow . Own a Janus-1613 and you can have those moments whenever you want .
Glass and clay firingmodes
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 .
The new Paragon Janus-1613 can fire both pottery and glass . Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls .
Select between glass and pottery with the flip of a switch . With the switch in glass mode,heat comes from the top elements and the middle sidewall element . With the switch in pottery mode,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 . The groove dissipates heat efficiently,evenly radiating heat onto the glass .
Heavy duty components
A heavy galvanized steel base covers the reversible brick bottom completely . It folds up under the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firingchamber . This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last .
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
A large,tapered peephole offers a wide view of the firingchamber with little heat loss . The peephole,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 .
Made in America
And,of course,the Paragon Janus-1613 is made in America with pride .
Glass/pottery selection switch
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
Janus-24 and Janus-27: easy-access control box with folding support arm .
Since the Janus-1613 is designed for porcelain,it also easily fires ceramics,china paint,decals,gold and,of course,glass .
Kiln Comes with Heavy Duty Rolling Stand,18 Square x 12 High
A deluxe,rock solid kiln stand with locking casters is included at no extra charge . You will enjoy the convenience of effortlessly moving the kiln out of the way when not in use .
The stand has a mounting bracket for the Orton Kiln Vent and a greenware drying rack . To install an Orton Kiln Vent,slide the vent collection cup into the vent bracket . The new stand eliminates the need for the collection cup mounting bolt .
Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln . loadgreenware on the lower shelf . Heat from the kiln will dry the ware to prepare it for the next firing Save the time and electrical expense of drying the ware inside the kiln .
Assemble the stand with simple tools . The stand slides together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt .
Designed for production
Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use . Fire your new kiln every day if you want,even in commercial settings . That will have no effect on the warranty period .
Optional colors at no extra charge
Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry,black,blue,hot pink,jade,navy,purple,or turquoise . Scroll down to see color samples in the options section .