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It plugs into a standard household outlet and features a collapsible luggage carrier for easy moving. Take it with you on vacation or to seminars. The Home Artist is surprisingly large for a kiln that fires up to 1900F on 120 volts.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe kiln fires rapidly up to 1900°F. It uses space-age ceramic fiber insulation, noted for energy efficiency. It is large enough to fire 10” china plates. The digital controller fires to pyrometric cones with 3 key simplicity. For raku firing, purchase the optional lid safety switch.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eMarci’s great adventure with the Home Artist: “It was love at first sight!”\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“My name is Marci Blattenberger, and I am a potter working in overglaze on porcelain. I travel extensively teaching china painting and used to bring a small kiln with me. Because of my bad back, the only kiln I could lift was 6” x 6” inside, which only allowed me the space to fire jewelry and miniatures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“Then a friend showed up at one of our painting retreats with a Paragon Home Artist kiln,” Marci continued, “and it was love at first sight! After seeing hers, I HAD to have one, and I have not been disappointed. The kiln itself is easy to wheel around. It has a built-in telescoping luggage handle with two wheels. Because of the unique fiber blanket firing chamber, it is light enough that I can lift it easily, even with my bad back. It runs on standard 120 volts. Yet despite its light weight and easy portability, it has a 12\" round firing chamber, which means I can easily fit an entire class worth of pieces (6 - 8” x 10” tiles) into it with ease.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“The Home Artist also has a built-in computer controller,” Marci added, “so it is completely self-contained. I can set the controller to quick-fire a load to cone 015 in about 50 minutes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“The Home Artist is perfect not only for china painters but also for glass fusers, silver clay artists, raku and low fired ceramics, and backed by technical support from the highly knowledgeable and helpful Paragon staff. It is perfect for artists who travel (another friend of mine has one for her motor home) and those with small apartments (easy to wheel out onto the patio to fire).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“Portability .... dependability ... large enough to fire all but the biggest pieces .... and its a Paragon! What’s not to love?”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eAdded Lisa G. Westheimer of West Orange, New Jersey, “The Home Artist is a very handy little kiln to have around, a tiny, mighty workhorse on wheels that I can easily bring outside and plug into a household outlet.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003ePortable raku firing\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Home Artist is ideal for traveling teachers, because it cools rapidly. It is also popular with raku artists. It is easy to hold a raku party with a portable Home Artist kiln. The ceramic fiber is hardly affected by the thermal shock of opening the kiln at raku temperatures.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“The Paragon Home Artist Raku kiln takes about 45 minutes to hit temperature,” said Steve Jaskowak, a noted raku teacher.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“This kiln gives a real peaceful, quiet raku. I have it right next to me most of the time while I work. Unlike loud propane kilns, this one is inconspicuous.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“I think it’s perfect for raku,” said Steve. “It’s great for doing raku demos. You don’t need permits for propane. It is a great urban raku kiln for those who live in the city. If you’ve got an outlet, you can raku.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003e“Even if you order the lid switch, you should unplug the kiln before removing the raku pots,” said Steve Jaskowak. “This is for safety.” With the Home Artist, raku teachers will no longer need to haul around their raku kiln and propane tank.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eLoaded with features\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eThe stainless steel jacket is vented to lower the surface temperature. A latch holds the lid securely closed. A safety toggle switch on the side of the electrical box shuts off power to the heating element. A built-in fuse protects the controller. The firing chamber is made of space-age ceramic fiber. This insulation is noted for energy efficiency. And the Home Artist is made in America.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eOwn a unique kiln. The Home Artist is protected by patent no. D484, 897.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eSentry Xpress 3 key controller\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eEnergy-efficient ceramic fiber firing chamber heats rapidly.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eStainless steel jacket is vented for lower surface temperature\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSafety on\/off switch\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eFall-Away lid vent\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLight enough to take anywhere.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTelescoping luggage carrier with wheels for easy moving; collapses for convenient storage.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. On ceramic kilns, the controller includes Cone-Fire and 8 segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the Sentry 2.0.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. On ceramic kilns, the controller includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ch4\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003eFire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eProgram Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDesign Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSkip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eHold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eControl both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eAdd hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eChange the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eTemperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eSet the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eError Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003e12 Month Warranty\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eLED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eColorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. \u003cp\u003e\u003cspan class=\"bodyText\"\u003eThe Home Artist can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. A specially designed carton and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely. (Please note: The Home Artist is in an oversized box to insure that it arrives safely. The size incurs an extra UPS charge.)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003ch4\u003eOptional colors at no extra charge\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003ch4\u003eBrighten 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.\u003c\/h4\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"”bodyText”\"\u003eParagon’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.\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003ctable border=\"1\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eMax. 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Paragon Home Artist Kiln

$1,551.56 $1,723.95
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_HOMEARTIST
Product Description

 

 

At no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black!
Please note: colors may vary slightly. 
 
Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink Paragon Custom Color - Purple Paragon Custom Color - Berry
Turquoise Hot Pink Purple Berry
       
Paragon Custom Color - Navy Paragon Custom Color - Jade Paragon Custom Color - Black  
Navy Jade Black  

 

Paragon Home Artist

The portable Home Artist kiln sets up in minutes. It plugs into a standard household outlet and features a collapsible luggage carrier for easy moving. Take it with you on vacation or to seminars. The Home Artist is surprisingly large for a kiln that fires up to 1900F on 120 volts.

The kiln fires rapidly up to 1900°F. It uses space-age ceramic fiber insulation, noted for energy efficiency. It is large enough to fire 10” china plates. The digital controller fires to pyrometric cones with 3 key simplicity. For raku firing, purchase the optional lid safety switch.

Marci’s great adventure with the Home Artist: “It was love at first sight!”

“My name is Marci Blattenberger, and I am a potter working in overglaze on porcelain. I travel extensively teaching china painting and used to bring a small kiln with me. Because of my bad back, the only kiln I could lift was 6” x 6” inside, which only allowed me the space to fire jewelry and miniatures.

“Then a friend showed up at one of our painting retreats with a Paragon Home Artist kiln,” Marci continued, “and it was love at first sight! After seeing hers, I HAD to have one, and I have not been disappointed. The kiln itself is easy to wheel around. It has a built-in telescoping luggage handle with two wheels. Because of the unique fiber blanket firing chamber, it is light enough that I can lift it easily, even with my bad back. It runs on standard 120 volts. Yet despite its light weight and easy portability, it has a 12" round firing chamber, which means I can easily fit an entire class worth of pieces (6 - 8” x 10” tiles) into it with ease.

“The Home Artist also has a built-in computer controller,” Marci added, “so it is completely self-contained. I can set the controller to quick-fire a load to cone 015 in about 50 minutes.

“The Home Artist is perfect not only for china painters but also for glass fusers, silver clay artists, raku and low fired ceramics, and backed by technical support from the highly knowledgeable and helpful Paragon staff. It is perfect for artists who travel (another friend of mine has one for her motor home) and those with small apartments (easy to wheel out onto the patio to fire).

“Portability .... dependability ... large enough to fire all but the biggest pieces .... and its a Paragon! What’s not to love?”

Added Lisa G. Westheimer of West Orange, New Jersey, “The Home Artist is a very handy little kiln to have around, a tiny, mighty workhorse on wheels that I can easily bring outside and plug into a household outlet.”

Portable raku firing

The Home Artist is ideal for traveling teachers, because it cools rapidly. It is also popular with raku artists. It is easy to hold a raku party with a portable Home Artist kiln. The ceramic fiber is hardly affected by the thermal shock of opening the kiln at raku temperatures.

“The Paragon Home Artist Raku kiln takes about 45 minutes to hit temperature,” said Steve Jaskowak, a noted raku teacher.

“This kiln gives a real peaceful, quiet raku. I have it right next to me most of the time while I work. Unlike loud propane kilns, this one is inconspicuous.

“I think it’s perfect for raku,” said Steve. “It’s great for doing raku demos. You don’t need permits for propane. It is a great urban raku kiln for those who live in the city. If you’ve got an outlet, you can raku.”

“Even if you order the lid switch, you should unplug the kiln before removing the raku pots,” said Steve Jaskowak. “This is for safety.” With the Home Artist, raku teachers will no longer need to haul around their raku kiln and propane tank.

Loaded with features

The stainless steel jacket is vented to lower the surface temperature. A latch holds the lid securely closed. A safety toggle switch on the side of the electrical box shuts off power to the heating element. A built-in fuse protects the controller. The firing chamber is made of space-age ceramic fiber. This insulation is noted for energy efficiency. And the Home Artist is made in America.

Own a unique kiln. The Home Artist is protected by patent no. D484, 897.

Features

  • Sentry Xpress 3 key controller
  • Energy-efficient ceramic fiber firing chamber heats rapidly.
  • Stainless steel jacket is vented for lower surface temperature
  • Safety on/off switch
  • Fall-Away lid vent
  • Light enough to take anywhere.
  • Telescoping luggage carrier with wheels for easy moving; collapses for convenient storage.

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. On ceramic kilns, the controller includes Cone-Fire and 8 segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the Sentry 2.0.)

The Sentry Xpress 3-key controller is packed with features. On ceramic kilns, the controller includes Cone-Fire and 8-segment Ramp-Hold modes. (Note: Ramp-Hold and Cone-Fire on the Sentry Xpress do not include some of the advanced features of the 12-key Sentry 2.0.)

Features of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns

  • Fire to a pyrometric cone by merely entering cone number and slow, medium or fast speed.
  • Program Review lets you check the program you are about to fire.
  • Set a temperature alarm to remind yourself to close a vented lid.
  • Design Ramp-Hold programs with up to 8 segments (steps).
  • Skip a segment in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Hold (soak) the temperature in both Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold.
  • Control both heating and cooling in Ramp-Hold.
  • Add hold time in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Change the target temperature in Ramp-Hold during firing.
  • Temperature Display throughout firing and cooling in your choice of °F or °C
  • Thermocouple Offset adjusts the thermocouple readout.
  • Set the Delay to turn on the kiln later to suit your schedule.
  • Error Messages report mechanical problems such as a disconnected thermocouple, stuck relay or broken element.
  • 12 Month Warranty
  • LED Lights show whether you are in program, review, or firing mode.
  • Colorful, illustrated instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail.

    The Home Artist can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. A specially designed carton and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely. (Please note: The Home Artist is in an oversized box to insure that it arrives safely. The size incurs an extra UPS charge.)

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.

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. 

Max. Temperature 1900° F
1037° C
Amperage 120 Volts 15
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 1800
Breaker Size 20
Receptacle Type NEMA 5-15R
Circuit Copper Wire Size 12 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 No
CE No
Important: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns. If you would like more information please contact us.
Control Type Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3 Key
Hertz 60
Kiln Type Top Loading Round
Sides NA
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .78
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

12W x 12D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 16W x 23D x 18.70H Inches
Ship Size 21W x 28D x 24H Inches
Ship Weight 47 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via UPS.

Options and Accessories

Furniture
Recommended furniture kit for the Paragon Home Artist kilns. Included:
2 C-10R Shelves (10” round x 1/2”)
1” wide Square Posts, 3 each of - 1”, 3”, 6” lengths
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash; 1 Haik Brush
Shipping Weight: 12.00 Lbs.   ( 5.44 Kg.)

Ware is fired on shelves that are separated by posts so you can fire multiple layers of ware in your kiln. Coat the shelves with kiln wash, which prevents glaze or glass from sticking to the shelves.

Paragon’s durable cordierite shelves resist warpage and thermal shock. They are volume-stable. (Note: The photo shows a general assortment of furniture rather than the exact contents of this shelf kit.)

 

Lid or Door Safety Switch Lid or Door Safety Switch
The optional lid or door safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised or door is opened. The controller remains powered. The switch turns the power to the elements back on when the lid is closed. The switch mounts to the back of the lid or front of the door. IMPORTANT: The lid or door safety switch is required in some areas such as Canada and Europe.
 

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