The Paragon 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. Artists have
said, “Woohooo! Opening a kiln is a celebration!”
The new Paragon Janus-1613 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls of the ceramic pottery kiln.
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 use the Paragon Janus 1613 to fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
The elements in the ceramic pottery kiln 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.
A heavy galvanized steel base covers the
reversible brick bottom completely. It folds up under the stainless
case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon Janus 1613 kiln is built to last.
The digital Sentry 2.0 includes two modes:
Cone-Fire with programmed slow cooling and 18-Segment Ramp-Hold.
Manufactured by the Orton Ceramic Foundation exclusively for Paragon.
You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing with this ceramic pottery kiln. The reliable solid-state Sentry
controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time
productively without closely watching the kiln. (Please remember,
however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the
expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad keeps out dust and is easy
to wipe clean.
The Paragon Janus 1613 controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the
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 ceramic pottery kiln actually costs to fire.
Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load
- 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
- Available in 240, 200, 208, or 380 volt, 50 or 60 hertz, single or 3 phase.
- 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.
The Optional Furniture Kit (not included)
The optional furniture kit consists of carefully
selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular model. When
estimating the price of the kiln, you should consider adding the furniture kit. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware in the ceramic pottery kiln. Without it, you
could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.
Furniture Kit for Janus-1613, S-1613-3, TnF-1613-3
2 - C-18 (15” Round x 5/8”) Shelves, 1- C-18 1/2 Shelf
1" Square Posts, 3 each - ”, 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 6”
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Furniture Kit Shipping Weight: 28 lbs.