Leslie Perlis says, "Every time I open my kiln up, it is like Christmas."
“I love my Paragon kiln,” said Leslie. “It has been an important part of my studio for 12 years. After I’ve put in a lot of work into a piece, I can count on my GL-22 for even firing.
“I’ve had great success in fusing everything from sheet glass to frits and powders in several types of molds. It is a great size for all types of fusing. I can fuse flat pieces, and the kiln is high enough to accommodate a mold for slumping. And it is easy to load. I can’t wait to see what projects I come up with to fuse in the future.”
Leslie has even glazed ceramic tiles in her GL-22. “For a bathroom, I painted ceramic tiles with glass paint and fired it in my GL-22. It worked great.”
Is the GL-22 still exciting to fire after 12 years? “Every time I open my kiln up, it is like Christmas,” said Leslie, “even if I fire something I have done before. It is especially exciting after a piece has taken 2 - 3 days to fire and anneal. It takes a lot of patience not to open the kiln door too early, but after all the hours of preparation I don't want to take any chances.”