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American Ceramic Supply Company offers
great discounts on all Paragon Clam Shell Kilns.
Just check out these discounts! You can e-mail us at if you need any help with
technical support, best kilns and/or specific shipping needs.

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We can process your order securely
right over the phone and get your
kiln on the way to you - or come on in to our showroom and let us help you select just the right kiln for all your firing needs!

When you buy a Paragon Kiln from American, we help with kiln prep, test fire, cone results and firing schedules.
All kilns listed below are priced for 240V, single phase. For all 3 phase, add $51.00 to kiln price

Paragon Kiln Darby Dipper Crucible

The Darby Dipper glass blower’s kiln will give  you the freedom to enjoy crucible firing in a small space. Mix your own custom glass colors. Make paperweights, blown vessels, stringers, and  much more. Imagine pulling your own neon tubing in this affordable kiln.

Paragon Kiln Darby Dipper Crucible w/3 Key Controller!
Retail - $1495.00
Sale Price - $1121.00

120V, Max temp - 2350 degrees - Cone 10
7 1/2” x 7 1/2” x 9” deep
.9 Cubic feet, 95 lbs.
Not CSA or UL Certified
Crucibles - for Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln
Small - 6” wide x 7” outer - Retail - $128.50  Sale price - $105.00

The firebrick top is held in place with two spring latches. (For easy replacement, the top does not have a hinge.)  Access the crucible through a 6” hole in the firebrick top. A firebrick crucible cover is placed over the 6” hole. The cover has a wooden handle, stainless steel band, and a 1/2” lip that fits into the crucible hole.

The Darby Dipper’s walls, top, and bottom are made of 3” high temperature K-25 firebricks. These bricks are 20%  thicker than standard 2 1/2” firebricks and designed for prolonged high temperature holds. For extra insulation, the walls are wrapped with a ceramic fiber blanket, which is behind the stainless steel case. With the extra insulation and heavy-duty elements, the Darby Dipper is reliable even during very long heat soaks. For easy maintenance, tighten the stainless steel top band and kiln case with the case adjustment screws.  The heating elements are seated and  protected in dropped, recessed sidewall grooves. The built-in stand comes with mar-proof plastic feet and provides the firebrick bottom with a full layer of sheet metal support.  The Darby Dipper comes with a mechanical relay, which sends power from the controller to the elements. You can order the optional deluxe mercury relay; it lasts much longer than the mechanical relay. We recommend the mercury relay for crucible kilns that will see heavy use.
Platinum Thermocouple -
The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on the Darby Dipper kiln. This deluxe thermocouple, usually found on large, expensive kilns, far outlasts the standard K-Type.

Paragon Kiln Trifecta Crucible Kiln

Paragon Crucible Kiln Trifecta w/3 Key Controller
Retail - $3269.00
Sale Price - $2450.00

240V, 2350 degrees, Cone 10
28” x 13 1/4” deep, 4.82 cubic feet
380 lbs. - Ships Truck

The Trifecta glass blower’s kiln will take you to a new level of production. It holds three crucibles, which you can access through three 9” holes in the lid. Enjoy the freedom of mixing custom glass colors. Make huge glass figurines, paperweights, blown vessels, stringers, and much more. Pull your own neon tubing. Make glass castings. The Trifecta is a glass blower’s dream kiln, designed by  glass blowers. This kiln is pure celebration
The three crucible holes each include a firebrick crucible cover with wooden handle. The lid is held in place with four T-handle spring latches. (The lid does not have a hinge.) Four hand lifts are mounted to the lid. The 3” thick, high temperature K-25  firebrick walls are wrapped with ceramic fiber blanket between the firebricks and stainless steel case. As with the walls, the K-25 firebrick lid and bottom are 3” thick, which is 20% thicker than the standard 2 1/2” firebrick. The extra insulation and heavy-duty elements  are designed for very long heat soaks. Check the crucibles through the  peephole, which is tapered for easy viewing. Four hand lifts aid in  moving the kiln.
Deluxe S Type Thermocouple is standard on the Trifecta Crucible Kiln.
Not CSA or UL Listed

Paragon Kiln Vulcan Crucible

Paragon Vulcan Crucible Kiln w/12 Key Controller
Retail Price: $2,565.00
Your Price: $1,924.00

13 1/2” x 14.75” deep, 8 sided, 1.4 Cubic Feet
2350 degrees F
240 lbs.- Ships Truck

No recommended furniture kit, but can order C10-R and posts, if necessary.

Add Orton Ventmaster: Your price - $350.00
Add $51.00 for 3 phase.

The Vulcan heats approximately 50 pounds of glass to a molten state. Sidewalls are 4” thick. The extra insulation and heavy 12-gage elements are designed for the stress of very long heat soaks. The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on all Vulcan kilns. This thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type.,
The Vulcan has a separate bottom section with a row of 2” high wall bricks, held in place with spring-twist locks. Should a crucible crack during firing and leak glass onto the kiln bottom, merely replace the damaged bottom section.
The Vulcan comes with a 2” thick ceramic fiber board insert that fits into a recess at the top of the walls. Cut a hole in the center of the fiber board to match the top of a crucible. The fiber board holds heat inside the kiln when you open the lid. The Vulcan is 13” wide x 14.75” deep.  Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass melt that you desire. The hinged lid floats and has a lock-in lid support, which you can remove if you prefer to use the lid chain. You can also use the kiln for pottery or glass fusing. Comes with a one year warranty and heavy-duty stand.

Furniture: Order the C10-R (10” round x 1/2”) shelf and the correct 1” wide posts to support your crucibles. Not CSA or UL Listed.

Paragon Kiln Large Crucible Trifecta

Paragon Kiln
Crucible, (for Darby Dipper)

6" wide x 7" high (outer dimensions). Holds 8 - 10 pounds of boro glass or 10 - 12 pounds of soft glass.

Shipping Weight: 12.00 Lbs.
Ships Via UPS

Retail Price: $128.50
Your price - $109.00

Paragon Small Crucible Darby Dipper

Paragon Kiln
Crucible, (for Trifecta)

9" wide x 12" high (outer dimensions). Holds 30 pounds of boro glass or 38 - 40 pounds of soft glass.

Shipping Weight: 16.00 Lbs.
Ships Via UPS

Retail Price: $233.50
Your price - $198.00

All prices are subject to change without notice due to manufacturer's price increases and fuel surcharges with shipping companies. We reserve the right to adjust pricing accordingly.
Please check with us prior to billing to be sure you have correct pricing.
Please be advised - Paragon Kiln Manufacturing Policy - Small hairline cracks in kiln brick are cosmetic and do not affect the firing performance of a kiln.

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American Ceramic Supply Company has been selling and servicing ceramic kilns to the ceramic industry, schools, individuals and studios for 40 years. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, American Ceramic Supply Company services and supplies ceramic equipment and supplies to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers, ceramic and pottery home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply Company provides education, training and consulting services to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers and home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply also educates and assists the architects, contractors, builders and electricians for our customers as they create their ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic rooms in their new schools and buildings and in their homes.

American Ceramic Supply Company and American Glass Supply Company sell ceramic kilns including Paragon Kilns, Skutt Kilns, Amaco/Excel Kilns, Cress Kilns and Olympic Kilns. Paragon’s Kilns include the Touch and Fire electric automatic kilns such as the TnF 82, TnF23, TnF24, TnF27 and TnF28’s, the Ovation kilns, Dragon and Super Dragon kilns, Iguana Kilns, Caldera and Clamshell Kilns, Janus kilns, as well as the small kilns such as the SC series kilns, heat treating kilns, doll and porcelain kilns. Skutt kilns include the Kiln Master kiln series - the popular KM818, KM1018, KM1027, KM1218, KM1227-3 and KM1231 kilns, the Glass Master kiln line such as the GM814, GM1014, GM1214 - the very popular GM1414 coffin kiln, and the production glass kiln line - the GM818, GM1018 and the GM1227-3 as well as the Skutt Hot Start Pro Kiln and the new Firebox kilns - Firebox 8 and Firebox 14 including the clamshell kiln GM22. Through American Ceramic Supply Company, Olympic Kilns has fantastic gas and glass kilns, raku kilns, electric - manual and automatic kilns such as the Dual Media Kilns, the Champ kiln, the Freedom Series kilns, the Commercial Electric kilns, and the Torchbearer Gas kilns- both available as propane or natural gas kilns. Olympic also has truck kilns, commercial industrial kilns, custom kilns, DPF Cleaning Kilns and industrial kilns. Amaco kilns and Excel Kilns are very popular kilns with teachers and art educators. Front loading kilns, top-loading kilns, professional kiln line series, Fine Art kilns, Professional Kiln series, and metal enameling kilns are all part of the Amaco kilns and Excel kilns production series. Whether you need a pottery kiln, jewelry kiln, silver art clay kiln, glass fusing kiln, glass slumping kiln, knife heat treating kiln, clay tile production kiln, low fire kiln, high fire kiln, 120V kiln, 240V kiln, 208V kiln or even a 480V kiln! -
American Ceramic Supply Company can provide you with just the kiln for your very special needs and desires to last you for a very long time!

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