The Janus-24 Glass/Pottery Kiln
The Paragon Janus-24 can fire both pottery and glass . Heating elements are mounted in the top,sidewalls,and door .
Glass and clay firingmodes
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 in pottery mode .
The Janus-24 digital kiln heats from the top,three sides and door for unsurpassed heat distribution . Bend glass for curved windows or cabinet doors and to repair lampshades . Make huge glass-fused platters . Crack the door to drag a rod across the softened glass or to emboss designs in the surface . Explore small-to-medium sized casting and pate de verre . Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics . Make treasured gifts .
Advanced element grooves
The elements in the roof 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 .
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 .
Heavy duty components
The insulating firebrick,wrapped in heavy-gauge steel,soak up heat for slow,efficient cooling . A double heat shield and air gap between the kiln and ventilated switch box help keep electrical components cool for long,trouble-free service . Costly heavy-gauge nickel-plated copper wiring is covered with high temperature glass-braided insulation . font>
The spring-pressure latch and a½recess around the edge of the firebrick door keep the door tightly closed . The door remains rock-steady on a heavy hinge shaft . Four hand lifts aid moving . The base is open in the back and slotted to dissipate heat .
Watch the red-hot glass through two tapered peepholes,drilled one above the other in the wall opposite the switch box . Peephole plugs are included .
Door safety switch
The kiln includes a door safety switch that turns off the elements when the door is opened . The controller remains powered and automatically resumes firingwhen you close the door .
Martin Bush: Making glass slumping molds
Martin Bush of Richardson,Texas owns a Janus-24 . What I like about it is the ability to fire ceramics,so I can make my own molds for slumping glass,said Martin . I have noticed that in the glass mode,the kiln cannot handle fast temperature rates (500 degrees per hour or higher),usually when I do pot melts . No problem . I just use the ceramic mode,which easily handles the higher rates . The size is great for a variety of projects,from small to large . Now that I see where I can use the ceramic setting with multiple shelves on small projects,even better!
Made in America
Glass/pottery selection switch
Door safety switch is standard .
3 insulating refractory firebrick walls
Operate the door latch with one hand .
Sidewall elements in dropped,recessed brick grooves are easy to replace .
Two peepholes on the left kiln wall
A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom .
One year limited warranty
Since the Janus-24 is designed for porcelain,it also easily fire ceramics,china paint,decals,gold and,of course,glass .
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 .