Paragon GL-22AD Digital Glass Fusing Kiln
Create breathtaking glass in the deluxe GL-22AD Professional Series glass kiln . The GL-22AD is proudly made in America by skilled craftsmen and is designed for those whose livelihood depends on glass production .
The GL-22AD digital kiln is 13¼ high inside with room to bend glass for curved windows or cabinet doors and to repair lamp shades . Make glass-fused platters . Crack the door to rake or emboss designs in the surface . Make small-to-medium sized castings and pate de verre .
Paragon's GL-series are made for years of rigorous firingas artists all over America can attest . 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 . The thermocouple,which senses temperature inside the kiln,is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life .
The GL-series top elements use a new element groove that eliminates element pins . The element coils are wider than the groove opening,so the elements stay in place without pins .
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 .
Imagine the glass you could sag,slump,and fuse with this kiln . Make massive projects or production load of bowls,pendants,earrings,cufflinks,and even bracelets . Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics . When you own a Paragon kiln,you can experiment with new glass ideas to your heart's content .
Becky Johnson,a glass teacher in Dallas,Texas,describes the excitement of a kiln: I like to open the kiln with my students so that we can review and admire each other's treasures together . The transformation of the glass inside the kiln is magical and mystical . It changes from pieces of arranged cut glass to awe-inspiring art . To be some part of that process is a true gift .
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firingso you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln . (Please remember,however,to check the kiln during firingand to monitor it near the expected shutoff time .) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean .
Paragon's innovative controller will help you achieve consistent results from one firingto the next . The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using . Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly .
Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button . Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire .
The GL-22AD has a durable high temperature,water-base finish . We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying . This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution .
Optional Ceramic Fiber Top
The standard GL-series kiln comes with an insulating firebrick top,grooved for heating elements . The GL-22AD upgrade option is a ceramic fiber top with element grooves . The fiber top helps keep the glass clean during firing
Optional Kiln Stand
The heavy-duty GL-series stand raises your GL-18,GL-22 or GL-24 kiln to a convenient working height . Begin operating your new kiln without having to find a table strong enough to support over 300 pounds . The table is 147 pounds of rock solid construction .
ST-8: without casters−30¼ square x 28¼ high,147 lb .
ST-8-1: with 2 steel casters−30¼ square x 30¾ high,150 lb .
Furniture Kit for GL-22 Series
The glass must always be fired on a kiln shelf rather than directly on the kiln's firebrick bottom .
1 – C-20 – 20 Square Shelf
4 – 1 wide Square Posts,½long
1 lb . Bag Glass Separator
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 .