The Janus-27 Glass/Pottery Kiln
The Paragon Janus-27 can fire both pottery and glass . Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls .
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 .
Imagine the glass and pottery you could fire in 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 .
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 lid on the Janus-27 is easy to lift with the exclusive,patented Paragon spring counter-balance . For easier maintenance,we use 2 high blank wall bricks in the top row of the Janus-27 . 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-27 opens forward for easy maintenance . A folding support arm holds the box in the open position .
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
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 .
Made in America
And,of course,the Paragon Janus is made in America by skilled workers . Many of them have been with Paragon for over a decade .
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
Easy-access control box with folding support arm .
Since the Janus-27 is designed for porcelain,it also easily fire ceramics,china paint,decals,gold and,of course,glass .
Heavy Duty Rolling Stand Included,32 Square x 12 High
A deluxe kiln stand with locking casters is included at no extra charge . Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when not in use . The stand is rock solid and ships assembled . It fits together with interlocking components for extra strength .
To install an Orton Kiln Vent,merely slide the collection cup into a mounting bracket on top of the stand .
Take advantage of the heat that radiates from the kiln by loadng greenware on the shelf under the kiln . Heat from the kiln will dry the ware to prepare it for the next firing Save time and energy .
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 .