The Janus-24 Glass/Pottery Kiln
The new Paragon Janus-24 can fire both pottery and glass. Heating elements are mounted in the top and sidewalls of the ceramic firing 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 ceramic firing kiln to fire several shelves of smaller glass pieces using the pottery mode.
The elements in the roof are mounted in a
firebrick “ball” groove that eliminates element pins. The Paragon Janus 24 features element coils that are wider than the groove opening, so the elements stay in place without pins. The groove dissipates heat efficiently.
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 this ceramic firing kiln. The reliable solid-state Sentry controller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the ceramic firing kiln. (Please remember,
however, to check the kiln during firing and to monitor it near the
expected shutoff time.) The sealed touch pad of the Paragon Janus 24 keeps out dust and is easy to wipe clean.
The 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 kiln actually costs to fire.
Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load
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!”
- Glass/pottery selection switch
- 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
- Available in 240, 200, 208, or 380 volt, 50 or 60 hertz, single or 3 phase.
- Since the Janus-24 is designed for porcelain, it also easily fire ceramics, china paint, decals, gold and, of course, glass.