Bronze Clay China Painting Crystalline Glazes Decals Dolls Fast Firings Glass Casting Glass Fusing Glass Painting Glass Slumping Glaze Testing Low-Fire Ceramics Porcelain and Stoneware Silver Clay
Modify the Caldera for Vitrigraph use (see below)
Power Type: Single Phase
Controler Type: Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-Key Controller with Cone-Fire Mode
Maximum Temp: 1287ºC
Internal Width: 20.3cm (8")
Internal Length: 20.3cm (8")
Internal Depth: 17.1cm (6.7")
Power Cord: Standard 10amp plug included
Warranty: 1 year limited, parts only conditions apply
Make jewelery from the amazing silver, bronze, and copper clays that are shaped with simple tools and fired. Fire ceramics, porcelain, or stoneware jewelery. When you are ready to try something new, fire china,
decals, enamelling, and glass in Paragon’s digital Caldera kiln. Glass compatibility and glaze color tests are fast and easy. The Caldera fires rapidly to 2350°F/1287°C.
Steel stand, stackable design
The Caldera ships with a sturdy 2 3/4" high x 14" x 12 3/4" steel stand, complete with mar-proof rubber feet. With a separate top and bottom, the Caldera is stackable and portable.
The kiln is easy to carry in sections to seminars. Take it with you on vacation retreats. For a digital kiln that can do this much, the Caldera is a bargain.
A true workhorse
“I love, love, love the Caldera. I not only fuse glass and work in metal clay, but I teach a lot of classes, so I'm firing the kiln all the time. It is a true workhorse. In three years I have not had one problem with it.
I have done drop ring vases, small pot melts, small dishes, and candleholders in it. It is inexpensive to run on 240 volts.” --Lisel Crowley
Imagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy glittering dichroic glass. This kiln will give you a haven of creative
enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic. You will soon find that glass fusing is addictive.
The joy of testing
You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger one, you can continue to use the small one for testing and small projects.
Perfect a new design in the small kiln before running production quantities in the large kiln. A small test kiln is invaluable in solving ceramic glaze problems and perfecting difficult glazes such as crystallines.
The Caldera in the classroom
A Caldera is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. Students can make gifts in the Caldera in time for a birthday or holiday instead of waiting until the school’s large kiln is fired.
A test kiln creates enthusiasm for a clay program. Students can test glazes while they feel the momentum instead of waiting to fire them in the large kiln.
Strong lap joints
To strengthen the firing chamber, the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitred joint found on competitive brands.
The base is versatile and can be flipped if one side is damaged. The lid and base are interchangeable unless you order the lid with a glass window.
This kiln is built to last. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. They use heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.
- 2 ½” insulating refractory firebricks
- Dropped, recessed brick grooves protect the element for long life.
- Vented switch box, heavy duty wiring for years of reliable service.
- Heavy-duty steel stand with mar-proof feet
The Bullseye Glass Co. uses the digital Paragon Caldera as a Vitrigraph kiln.
With a little modification during manufacture the Caldera may be suitable for Vitrigraph use.
As Paragon kilns are imported directly from the USA, pricing is subject to fluctuations in the conversion rate of the US Dollar.
Pricing is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.Pricing confirmation will be provided prior to payment being processed.