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Paragon Industries, located in Mesquite, Texas manufactures quality kilns and industrial furnaces. We build specialty kilns for ceramics, copper enameling, glass fusing, slumping, pottery, heat treating, silver clay, PMC, Art Clay Silver, raku jewelry, and much more. Our kilns come in a variety of chamber shapes and sizes. Select between top or front loading.

We build industrial furnaces for heat treating, dental, and knife making. We can even manufacture custom kilns and furnaces to your exact specifications. Over the years we have designed thousands of custom furnaces. So, chances are good that the design you need is already in our files. If you need an industrial furnace, get an estimate from us. Find out if you have been spending too much elsewhere.


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A finished piece created by a Paragon customer using one of our kilns or furnaces.

Large Capacity Glass Fusing on 120 Volts

Paragon’s Fusion-14 and Fusion-16 digital glass kilns can fire glass bowls, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, and even bracelets. Imagine the custom tile murals you could make with these kilns.

When you own a Paragon kiln, you can try out new ideas and techniques whenever you feel the urge. Some artists find themselves working in glass during every spare moment.

The lid elements are mounted in pinless element grooves. The standard Fusion-14 and Fusion-16 come with an insulating firebrick top. You can upgrade your kiln with the optional deluxe ceramic fiber top and the high temperature 1” x 3” glass window. You can even anneal glass beads with the optional bead door, which mounts to the front of the kiln.

When a Paragon Kiln Became Artwork

Artists use Paragon kilns to make dazzling copper enameling, glass fusing, and pottery. In 2012, Matthew Day Perez did the opposite--he created art from the kiln itself.

A Paragon Caldera, with the top removed to show a glowing orange interior, was part of a display called “Grow” at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space in southeastern Australia.

A transparent sheet of quartz helped to hold the heat within the kiln, where a blob of incandescent glass glowed orange within a crucible. The kiln’s heating elements pulsed from yellow to a dull red as the controller maintained the proper temperature.

Next to the Caldera, a video screen showed collapsed and melted transparent glass bottles, cups, and vases rise up to take their original shape. Bent wine glass stems straightened again as if they were flowers caught in time-lapse video. Except for glass images on the video screen, the glow of kiln’s firing chamber, and the red blinking d

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The Artists Who Developed Glass “Weaving”

Eric Markow and Thom Norris are noted for creating woven glass kimonos, which have been called “impossibly beautiful.” The kimonos weigh an average of 125 pounds. Eric and Thom fire their glass in nine Paragon kilns. “Now that we’ve done all our testing, and have actually cooked sculpture in the Pearl-56, it is our favorite kiln and we love the even, consistent heat,” they said.

Q. When were you introduced to glass fusing?

A. Thom: In 2002, our good friend Nancy Weisser (also our glass distributor) invited us to attend a class involving glass powders in a kiln. We were completely absorbed by the glass making process and intended to purchase a kiln to make our own colorful custom glass for our windows. Once we started playing with the warm/hot glass, we never made another stained-glass window. We now have nine Paragon kilns.

Q. Who are the most interesting glass teachers you have studied under?

A. Thom: We are mostly self-

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