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Paragon Kiln Q-11-A Kiln


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Product Code: PQ11A

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Paragon Kiln : Q11A Kiln

China Painting Decals Dolls Enameling Fast Firings Low-Fire Ceramics Silver Clay Glass Fusing Porcelain and Stoneware


Paragon Q-11-A Glass Kiln for Sale

The Q-11A fires rapidly to 2350F. Create breathtaking jewelry or small keepsakes using almost any medium you can imagine: enameling, china painting, glass, lost wax casting, ceramics, stoneware, and porcelain. Since this china painting kiln opens from the front instead of the top, it is also ideal for copper enameling.

Dorothy Trent in Chandler, Arizona said, “I am 70 years old. I have quite a few china painter friends and have been teaching a long time. Every single one of my students and friends has a Paragon Q-11A. I always let my gals see how wonderful that kiln is. You can plug it in anywhere and fire it quickly.”

The Q-11A china painting kiln comes with an infinite control switch, safety pilot light, and pyrometer (temperature sensor). The pyrometer simplifies kiln operation. It shows you what is happening inside the kiln and helps you to become comfortable with firing. By watching the pyrometer and adjusting the switch, you can even hold (soak) the temperature.

The switch, pilot light, and pyrometer are mounted in the kiln base (instead of a side switch box) to save table space. The front control panel of this glass kiln for sale is tilted for easy operation.

A 1/2” hole is stamped into the steel door case and includes a brushed stainless steel cover. We have left the firebrick behind the hole undrilled so that you can drill it to the exact size that you need for a peephole, vent hole, or extra pyrometer hole. (Most people do not need the hole and leave the firebrick undrilled.)

Adjust the firing speed with the infinite control switch. This china painting kiln cycles on and off through a bi-metallic timer. The higher the switch setting, the longer the heating elements stay on during each cycle. When the switch is turned to High, the elements stay on continuously. (Note: The switch does not automatically hold a temperature. It requires small adjustments to maintain a temperature hold.)

The Q-11A heating element, exposed in dropped, recessed insulating firebrick grooves, is easy to replace. The 2 1/2” thick firebricks store plenty of heat for slow cooling through the glass annealing range. For small glass pieces such as jewelry, you can anneal without having to turn the elements back on during cooling. (Extra heat is necessary for annealing large pieces, however.)

Unlatch and open the door with one hand. With this glass kiln for sale, no extra stand is needed; the built-in base stays cool during operation.

Paragon kilns are built to be dependable. They are loaded with attention to details, such as the costly nickel-plated copper wire with high temperature glass-braided insulation. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon glass kilns.

Imagine the glass you could sag, slump, and fuse with this glass kiln for sale. Make pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you years of creative enjoyment.

Becky Johnson, a glass teacher in Dallas, Texas, describes opening the 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.”

“Paragon kilns just go on working forever,” said Jeff Zamek, author of “What Every Potter Should Know.” He added, “Paragon kilns have one of the lowest incidences of repair of any kiln manufactured in the U.S.”

The Furniture Kit

The furniture kit consists of carefully selected fireclay shelves and posts for this particular China painting kiln. When estimating the price of the glass kiln, include the cost of furniture. The furniture allows you to stack multiple layers of ware. Without it, you could fire only the ware that would fit on the kiln bottom.

Optional Q-11A, Xpress-Q-11-A & TnF-Q-11 Furniture Kit (NOT INCLUDED)

1 C-2 (5” x 5” x 3/8”) Shelf

4 - 2” long 1" wide Square Posts

1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.


Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Wire Size

14 gauge

UL Std 499




Control Type

Infinite Control Switch





Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models with have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.



Chamber Volume

0.14 CU.FT.
3.96 litres

Chamber Width

147 mm

Chamber Depth

153 mm

Chamber Height

159 mm

Outer Size

11.00W x 15.00D x 18.00H Inches
280W x 381D x 458H mm

Ship Size

21.50W x 19.00D x 16.50H Inches
547W x 483D x 420H mm

Ship Weight

37.00 Lbs.
16.78 Kg.

Ship Method

This Kiln Ships Via UPS

Part Number

Q11A * Base Model

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