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{"id":617222832191,"title":"Paragon Caldera Kiln","handle":"par_caldera","description":"\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003ctable style=\"width: 100%;\" border=\"0\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eAt no extra charge you can order your new kiln in one of the custom colors below instead of the standard blue or black! \u003cbr\u003ePlease note: colors may vary slightly. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\" colspan=\"4\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Turquoise\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_turquoise_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Hot Pink\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_hot-pink_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Purple\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_purple_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Berry\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_berry_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTurquoise\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHot Pink\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePurple\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBerry\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Navy\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_navy_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Jade\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/par_jade_nobg.jpg?v=1523469780\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg title=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" alt=\"Paragon Custom Color - Black\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/lgBlack-Paint-July2014-W1.jpg?v=1612791898\" height=\"150\" width=\"150\"\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNavy\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJade\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlack\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eParagon Caldera\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMake jewelry from the amazing silver, bronze, and copper clays that are shaped with simple tools and fired. Or even fire ceramics, porcelain, or stoneware jewelry. When you are ready to try something new, fire china, decals, enameling, 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSteel Stand, Stackable Design\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe original Caldera and Caldera-S kilns were placed on top of four firebrick blocks. The new Calderas now ship 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 completely portable. The kiln is easy to carry to seminars. Take it with you on vacation. For a digital kiln that can do this much, the Caldera is surprisingly affordable.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eA True Workhorse\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“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.” --Lisel Crowley\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVersatile, Fun\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eImagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of 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. Do not be surprised if glass takes over a large part of your life.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Joy of Testing\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Caldera in the Classroom\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eA Caldera is a nice addition to school programs. A test kiln is relatively inexpensive. With the Caldera, students can make gifts 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNew teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStrong Lap Joints\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eTo 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\" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. 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.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eReliable Construction\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis 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. The thermocouple, which senses temperature in the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera switchbox is coated with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution. The Caldera is proudly made in America to exacting standards.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cul\u003e \u003cli\u003e2 ½” insulating refractory firebricks\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eDropped, recessed brick grooves protect the element for long life.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eVented switch box, heavy duty wiring for years of reliable service.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eThe Caldera, even with a collar, still fires to 2000°F\/1093°C\u003c\/li\u003e \u003cli\u003eA heavy-duty steel stand (complete with rubber feet) is included with each kiln.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Optional Glass Window\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eYou can order your Caldera with an optional glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C), so it can easily withstand glass fusing temperatures. Please note, however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can still fire porcelain and stoneware jewelry even with the window, but you will need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eExpansion Collars\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. Add a collar for annealing glass beads or enameling small copper pieces. Add 4 ½” of height to the Caldera with a Caldera-BC collar, which has a 7½” x 2” door on the side for annealing glass beads. The Caldera-X is the same type of collar, but without the bead door. Explore copper enameling with the 6 3\/4” tall Caldera-E collar.\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWarning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIf an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease be aware when firing the Caldera with any collar in place, the maximum temperature is reduced. Enameling Collar – 1800°F; Bead Collar – 2000°F; Extension Collar – 2000°F\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDigital, 3-Key Simplicity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Sentry Xpress controller fires in either Ramp-Hold or Cone-Fire mode. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation. The Caldera includes an on\/off toggle switch so you can turn off power to the controller when the kiln is idle.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFeatures of the Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller for Ceramic Kilns\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\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 Sentry Xpress instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. Master the controller before you even buy the kiln.\u003c\/li\u003e \u003c\/ul\u003e \u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eConvenient to Ship\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe Caldera can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely. Save the box and foam packing inserts so you can conveniently move the kiln while on vacation or to seminars. Unstack and load the kiln sections in minutes.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“It is Such a Sweetie!”\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEmma Ralph is a prominent, full-time bead maker who lives in Coulsdon, a town in Surrey, England. She has loved making beads since her teens. “Ask any beadmaker--it's an addiction we cannot break!\" she said.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEmma fires a Paragon Caldera kiln. “I use my Caldera mainly for batch-annealing small glass beads, but occasionally I fire up some PMC,” she said. “The Paragon Caldera is my first kiln. I have been so impressed with the all-round performance and service. Is there nothing that kiln can't do? It is such a sweetie! I thought the manual and paperwork that came with both the kiln and digital controller were both excellent.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“I particularly appreciate the way that there is so much information for diagnostics and repair \/ maintenance in the manuals,” she said. “When I showed my engineer husband the various diagrams and technical specs, he made those lovely reassuring noises of ‘ah’ and ‘I see’ that every woman loves to hear. In other words, if anything goes wrong, he can fix it . . . yeah! With so many products these days, if something goes wrong we are expected to trash it and start again. But with the Paragon Caldera, it is so refreshing how the paperwork explains that various parts will wear out from time to time and how they can be replaced.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e“The tips in the manual for fusing, annealing and even using PMC were also excellent and very appreciated.”\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDesigned for production\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\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\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptional colors at no extra charge\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\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\/p\u003e \u003ctable border=\"1\"\u003e \u003ctbody\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eMax. Temperature\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e2350° F\u003cbr\u003e 1287° C\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eAmperage 240 Volts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e7\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eFor electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.paragonweb.com\"\u003ewww.paragonweb.com\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eWatts\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e1680\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eBreaker Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e15\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eReceptacle Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNEMA 6-20\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCircuit Copper Wire Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e14 Gauge\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eTUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eYes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eCE\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eNo\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003eImportant: 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.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eControl Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eHertz\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e60\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eKiln Type\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eTop Loading Round\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eSides\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e4\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Volume (Cubic Feet)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e.25\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eChamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e \u003cp\u003e8L x 8W x 6.75D\u003c\/p\u003e \u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThe Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e13.00W x 19.50D x 13.75H Inches\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe external kiln height includes a 2.5\" tall stand.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Size\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Weight\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003e46 lbs.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003ctr\u003e \u003ctd\u003eShip Method \u0026amp; Notes\u003c\/td\u003e \u003ctd\u003eThis Kiln Ships Via UPS.\u003c\/td\u003e \u003c\/tr\u003e \u003c\/tbody\u003e \u003c\/table\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOptions and Accessories\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e \u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFurniture Kit\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eRecommended furniture kit for the Caldera, E-9, E-10, FireFly, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:\u003cbr\u003e1 C-7 (7\" square x 5\/8\") Shelf\u003cbr\u003e4 - 1\/2\" long, 1\" wide Square Posts\u003cbr\u003e1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash\u003cbr\u003eShipping size: 12” long x 9” wide x 7” high\u003c\/p\u003e\u003cstyle\u003e\u003c!--\n#col2{clear:right;display:block;min-height: 150px;}#col1{float:left;min-height: 150px;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"2x2 Glass Viewing Window\" alt=\"2x2 Glass Viewing Window\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_2x2_window.jpg?v=1523469781\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2x2 Glass Viewing Window\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWatch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 2” x 2” high-temperature glass window, which is rated to 2300°F. This is especially convenient for glass fusing. Watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.)\n\u003cp\u003eThis price is for an optional glass window ordered with a new kiln.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Blank Collar for Caldera\" alt=\"Blank Collar for Caldera\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_blank_collar.jpg?v=1523469781\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBlank Collar for Caldera\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCaldera-X Blank Collar The Caldera-X collar is a kiln section that stacks onto the Caldera or Caldera-S kiln, adding 4 ½” of height. The Caldera-X has no heating elements. It is designed to add extra space for low-fire projects such as glass slumping. The Caldera and Caldera-S, even with a collar, still fire to 2000°F\/1093°C. The Collar is made of 2 ½” hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. \u003cbr\u003e 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\" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this collar a workhorse. The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. For each maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners. \u003cbr\u003e Imagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic. The Caldera-X is made in America to exacting standards. \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera-X can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your doorstep. \u003cbr\u003e Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches. \u003cbr\u003e If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Bead Collar for Caldera\" alt=\"Bead Collar for Caldera\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_bead_collar.jpg?v=1523469781\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBead Collar for Caldera\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCaldera-BC Bead Annealing Collar The basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. When you are ready to anneal glass beads, add the modular Caldera-BC collar. It is a kiln section that stacks onto the main Caldera or Caldera-S kiln base. The Caldera-BC collar has a 7 ½” x 2” door on the side for annealing glass beads. The collar includes a brushed stainless steel mandrel holder. Insert the mandrels into the kiln. The bead door stays partially open while the glass anneals. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the bead door open. \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera-BC collar adds 4 ½” of height to the main kiln. The collar has no heating elements. The Caldera and Caldera-S, with a collar, still fire to 2000°F\/1093°C. The Collar is made of 2 ½” thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. \u003cbr\u003e 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\" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. For easy maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners. The Caldera-BC is made in Mesquite, Texas USA by skilled craftspeople. \u003cbr\u003e Imagine the intricate glass beads you could anneal in this kiln. Also use the collar to add depth to the Caldera or Caldera-S for general glass fusing. The Caldera-BC bead collar will become your haven of creative enjoyment. \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera-BC can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely. \u003cbr\u003e Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches. \u003cbr\u003e If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col1\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"float: left; margin: 5px; border: 1px solid black;\" title=\"Caldera Enameling Collar\" alt=\"Caldera Enameling Collar\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0010\/1931\/4239\/files\/paragon_enameling_collar.jpg?v=1523469782\" height=\"125\" width=\"125\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"col2\"\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCaldera Enameling Collar\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCaldera-E Enameling Collar The Caldera-E collar stacks onto the modular Caldera or Caldera-S, adding 6 3\/4” of height to the kiln. The Caldera-E collar has a 7 ½” x 4” copper enameling door on the side. Now you can explore the exciting art of copper enameling without having to buy a front-loading enameling kiln. The door is large enough for small enameling pieces such as pendants. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the enameling door open, and a stainless steel bead mandrel holder. The mandrel holder attaches to the front of the kiln. \u003cbr\u003e 1500 F maximum temperature \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera-E collar has no heating elements. For this reason, the Caldera-E collar will slow down the firing rate of the Caldera and Caldera-S and reduce the maximum temperature to 1500°F (815°C). The collar is made of 2 ½” thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, store heat for minimal heat loss after opening the door to remove a copper piece. \u003cbr\u003e Rugged construction \u003cbr\u003e 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\" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a real workhorse. For each maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners. The quality Caldera-E is proudly made in the U.S.A. \u003cbr\u003e Imagine the beautiful copper enameling you could make in this kiln. The Caldera-E bead collar will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic. \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera-E can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your door. \u003cbr\u003e Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar \u003cbr\u003e The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. 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Paragon Caldera Kiln

$1,005.21 $1,116.90
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: PAR_CALDERA
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 Caldera
Make jewelry from the amazing silver, bronze, and copper clays that are shaped with simple tools and fired. Or even fire ceramics, porcelain, or stoneware jewelry. When you are ready to try something new, fire china, decals, enameling, 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 original Caldera and Caldera-S kilns were placed on top of four firebrick blocks. The new Calderas now ship 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 completely portable. The kiln is easy to carry to seminars. Take it with you on vacation. For a digital kiln that can do this much, the Caldera is surprisingly affordable.

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.” --Lisel Crowley

Versatile, Fun
Imagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of 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. Do not be surprised if glass takes over a large part of your life.

The Joy of Testing
You will never outgrow a small kiln. If you later buy a larger kiln, continue to use the small one for testing or 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. With the Caldera, students can make gifts 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.

New teachers inherit bags of unlabeled clay in their classrooms. Many loads of clay have been ruined because they were fired to the wrong temperature. With a Caldera kiln, you can easily test unlabeled clay.

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" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. 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.

Reliable Construction
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. The thermocouple, which senses temperature in the kiln, is protected with a high-nickel stainless steel sheath for long life.

The Caldera switchbox is coated with a durable high temperature, water-base finish. We chose this type of paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution. The Caldera is proudly made in America to exacting standards.

  • 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.
  • The Caldera, even with a collar, still fires to 2000°F/1093°C
  • A heavy-duty steel stand (complete with rubber feet) is included with each kiln.

 

The Optional Glass Window
You can order your Caldera with an optional glass window in the top. The glass window is rated to 2300°F (1260°C), so it can easily withstand glass fusing temperatures. Please note, however, that the window reduces the kiln’s maximum temperature to approximately 2100°F (1148°C) and is meant for glass fusing. (You can still fire porcelain and stoneware jewelry even with the window, but you will need to plug the window with ceramic fiber.)

Expansion Collars
The basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. Add a collar for annealing glass beads or enameling small copper pieces. Add 4 ½” of height to the Caldera with a Caldera-BC collar, which has a 7½” x 2” door on the side for annealing glass beads. The Caldera-X is the same type of collar, but without the bead door. Explore copper enameling with the 6 3/4” tall Caldera-E collar.

Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar

The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches.

If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.

Please be aware when firing the Caldera with any collar in place, the maximum temperature is reduced. Enameling Collar – 1800°F; Bead Collar – 2000°F; Extension Collar – 2000°F

Digital, 3-Key Simplicity
The Sentry Xpress controller fires in either Ramp-Hold or Cone-Fire mode. Control both heating and cooling with simple 3-key operation. The Caldera includes an on/off toggle switch so you can turn off power to the controller when the kiln is idle.

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 Sentry Xpress instruction manual. Download it from the “Additional Information” section below to review these features in more detail. Master the controller before you even buy the kiln.

 

Convenient to Ship
The Caldera can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely. Save the box and foam packing inserts so you can conveniently move the kiln while on vacation or to seminars. Unstack and load the kiln sections in minutes.

“It is Such a Sweetie!”

Emma Ralph is a prominent, full-time bead maker who lives in Coulsdon, a town in Surrey, England. She has loved making beads since her teens. “Ask any beadmaker--it's an addiction we cannot break!" she said.

Emma fires a Paragon Caldera kiln. “I use my Caldera mainly for batch-annealing small glass beads, but occasionally I fire up some PMC,” she said. “The Paragon Caldera is my first kiln. I have been so impressed with the all-round performance and service. Is there nothing that kiln can't do? It is such a sweetie! I thought the manual and paperwork that came with both the kiln and digital controller were both excellent.

“I particularly appreciate the way that there is so much information for diagnostics and repair / maintenance in the manuals,” she said. “When I showed my engineer husband the various diagrams and technical specs, he made those lovely reassuring noises of ‘ah’ and ‘I see’ that every woman loves to hear. In other words, if anything goes wrong, he can fix it . . . yeah! With so many products these days, if something goes wrong we are expected to trash it and start again. But with the Paragon Caldera, it is so refreshing how the paperwork explains that various parts will wear out from time to time and how they can be replaced.

“The tips in the manual for fusing, annealing and even using PMC were also excellent and very appreciated.”

Designed for production
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.

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.

Max. Temperature 2350° F
1287° C
Amperage 240 Volts 7
For electrical specifications other than 240 Volt, Single Phase please visit www.paragonweb.com
Watts 1680
Breaker Size 15
Receptacle Type NEMA 6-20
Circuit Copper Wire Size 14 Gauge
TUV Tested to CSA and UL Standard 499 Yes
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 4
Chamber Volume (Cubic Feet) .25
Chamber Size (Length x Width x Depth in inches)

8L x 8W x 6.75D

The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom 13.00W x 19.50D x 13.75H Inches

The external kiln height includes a 2.5" tall stand.
Ship Size 25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches
Ship Weight 46 lbs.
Ship Method & Notes This Kiln Ships Via UPS.

Options and Accessories

Furniture Kit
Recommended furniture kit for the Caldera, E-9, E-10, FireFly, and equivalent sized kilns. Included:
1 C-7 (7" square x 5/8") Shelf
4 - 1/2" long, 1" wide Square Posts
1 lb. Bag Kiln Wash
Shipping size: 12” long x 9” wide x 7” high

2x2 Glass Viewing Window 2x2 Glass Viewing Window
Watch the bright red kiln interior through the optional 2” x 2” high-temperature glass window, which is rated to 2300°F. This is especially convenient for glass fusing. Watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.)

This price is for an optional glass window ordered with a new kiln.

Blank Collar for Caldera Blank Collar for Caldera
Caldera-X Blank Collar The Caldera-X collar is a kiln section that stacks onto the Caldera or Caldera-S kiln, adding 4 ½” of height. The Caldera-X has no heating elements. It is designed to add extra space for low-fire projects such as glass slumping. The Caldera and Caldera-S, even with a collar, still fire to 2000°F/1093°C. The Collar is made of 2 ½” hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks.
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" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this collar a workhorse. The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling. For each maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners.
Imagine the glass you could make with this kiln: Sag, slump, and fuse. Make small bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Enjoy the glittering beauty of dichroics. This kiln will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic. The Caldera-X is made in America to exacting standards.
The Caldera-X can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your doorstep.
Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar
The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches.
If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.
Bead Collar for Caldera Bead Collar for Caldera
Caldera-BC Bead Annealing Collar The basic Caldera is part of a kiln expansion system. When you are ready to anneal glass beads, add the modular Caldera-BC collar. It is a kiln section that stacks onto the main Caldera or Caldera-S kiln base. The Caldera-BC collar has a 7 ½” x 2” door on the side for annealing glass beads. The collar includes a brushed stainless steel mandrel holder. Insert the mandrels into the kiln. The bead door stays partially open while the glass anneals. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the bead door open.
The Caldera-BC collar adds 4 ½” of height to the main kiln. The collar has no heating elements. The Caldera and Caldera-S, with a collar, still fire to 2000°F/1093°C. The Collar is made of 2 ½” thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The insulating firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, soak up heat for slow, efficient cooling.
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" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. For easy maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners. The Caldera-BC is made in Mesquite, Texas USA by skilled craftspeople.
Imagine the intricate glass beads you could anneal in this kiln. Also use the collar to add depth to the Caldera or Caldera-S for general glass fusing. The Caldera-BC bead collar will become your haven of creative enjoyment.
The Caldera-BC can ship by UPS for lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely.
Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar
The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches.
If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.
Caldera Enameling Collar Caldera Enameling Collar
Caldera-E Enameling Collar The Caldera-E collar stacks onto the modular Caldera or Caldera-S, adding 6 3/4” of height to the kiln. The Caldera-E collar has a 7 ½” x 4” copper enameling door on the side. Now you can explore the exciting art of copper enameling without having to buy a front-loading enameling kiln. The door is large enough for small enameling pieces such as pendants. The kiln ships with a rare earth magnet to hold the enameling door open, and a stainless steel bead mandrel holder. The mandrel holder attaches to the front of the kiln.
1500 F maximum temperature
The Caldera-E collar has no heating elements. For this reason, the Caldera-E collar will slow down the firing rate of the Caldera and Caldera-S and reduce the maximum temperature to 1500°F (815°C). The collar is made of 2 ½” thick hand-selected insulating refractory firebricks. The firebricks, wrapped in heavy-gauge stainless steel, store heat for minimal heat loss after opening the door to remove a copper piece.
Rugged construction
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" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Rugged construction makes this kiln a real workhorse. For each maintenance, the stainless steel case includes case tighteners. The quality Caldera-E is proudly made in the U.S.A.
Imagine the beautiful copper enameling you could make in this kiln. The Caldera-E bead collar will give you a haven of creative enjoyment that you will especially appreciate when life gets hectic.
The Caldera-E can ship by UPS. Enjoy lower shipping cost and faster service. Specially designed cartons and foam padding assure that the kiln will arrive safely to your door.
Warning for the Caldera Kiln Equipped with a Lid Safety Switch and Collar
The Caldera kiln was intended to be a stackable kiln with a separate lid and bottom. However, the lid must be hinged to the Caldera body when a lid safety switch is installed. To stabilize a Caldera kiln that has a hinged lid, we attach the kiln body and kiln bottom together with two latches.
If an unlatched collar (enameling, bead, or extension) is mounted between the Caldera body and the kiln bottom, care must be taken when opening the hinged lid. Do not open the lid past 90 degrees (where the lid is straight up) unless the lid leans against a heat-proof support behind the kiln.
Made in the USA
The Caldera-E is proudly made in Mesquite, Texas by skilled craftspeople. Not only that, but phone calls during business hours are answered by a live person at the Mesquite factory. Paragon is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Monday through Thursday. Call us—we would enjoy hearing from you. Our customer service representatives will be glad to help you after the sale, even long after the kiln is out of warranty, and at no charge.
Caldera Extra Lid with Viewing Window Caldera Extra Lid with Viewing Window
Order a separate firebrick top with 2” x 2” high-temperature window for a Caldera that you already own. It installs in minutes.
Watch the bright red kiln interior through the window. (The glass is rated to 2300°F.) This is especially convenient for glass fusing. Watch your glass treasures progress through every stage from tack fuse to full fuse. (Note: always wear firing safety glasses when viewing the kiln interior.)
Note: The Caldera will not reach its maximum temperature when equipped with the glass window. To reach maximum temperature, fire the Caldera with the plain lid.

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