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Product: HOME ARTIST 120 Kiln, Model/SKU: HOME120, Price: $1,225.00


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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.


  • 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.)


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    Product Videos

  • Watch & Listen to D002 Sentry Xpress Cone-Fire Demonstration (3 min)
  • Watch & Listen to D001 Sentry Xpress Ramp-Hold Demonstration (7 min)
  • Watch & Listen to P001 The Paragon Kiln Factory Sheetmetal Department (3 min 40 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P004 The Paragon Kiln Factory Square Kiln Assembly Line (4 min 30 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P009 Paragon’s Sentry Xpress 3-Key Ceramics Controller (2 min 51 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P008 The Paragon Kiln Factory Inspection Station (1 min 50 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to P022 Paragon’s Home Artist Kiln (2 min 37 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to Interactive Sentry Xpress 3-key Controller Demo
  • Watch & Listen to D007 (Spanish) Demonstracion de Quema de Conos en un Horno de Industrias Paragon con Control Sentry Xpress (3 min 16 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D006 (Spanish) Demostracion Para Incrementar y Mantener La Temperatura Con un Control Sentry Xpress de Industrias Paragon (7 min 9 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to D003 Sentry Xpress 3-Key Controller Advanced Features (5 min 17 sec)
  • Watch & Listen to U007 Raku Firing with Michael Harbridge

  • Specifications

    Max. Temperature










    Breaker Size


    Circuit Copper Wire Size

    12 gauge

    TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




    IMPORTANT: Some areas such as Canada and Europe require a lid or door safety switch on kilns.

    Control Type

    Sentry Xpress 4.0 Digital 3-key Cer





    Nema Details

    Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

    The pricing and electrical specifications for the above products reflect their design for use in the United States. The International versions of most models will have variations in electrical specifications and price due to consumer safety requirements or electrical regulations.

    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round


    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    0.78 CU.FT.
    22.09 litres

    Chamber Width

    12.00 IN
    305 mm

    Chamber Depth

    12.00 IN
    305 mm

    The Outer Size of the Kiln and the Shipping Size: Width = Left to Right; Depth = Front to Back; Height = Top to Bottom

    Outer Size

    16.00W x 23.00D x 18.70H Inches
    406W x 584D x 475H mm

    Ship Size

    21.00W x 28.00D x 24.00H Inches
    533W x 711D x 610H mm

    Ship Weight

    47.00 Lbs.
    21.32 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via UPS

    This kiln is subject to a UPS oversize box charge.

    Part Number

    HOME120   * Base Model





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    Luster bowls fired in the Home Artist by Lisa G. Westheimer of West Orange, New Jersey.


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    Firing Safety Glasses

    Wear firing safety glasses whenever looking into the firing chamber of a hot kiln. Filters the infra-red and ultra-violet light. Reduces glare, makes pyrometric cones easier to see.

    Paragon no longer sells firing safety glasses. Instead, you



    6" tile holder saves space, allows air to circulate around tiles for even heating. Reduces warping. Holds tile without touching the glazed surface. Holds 9 6" x 6" tiles. Exterior: 7 1/2"W x 10"H x 6 1/4"D.


    FSHOME Furniture Kit

    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


    Lid Safety Switch

    The optional lid safety switch turns off power to the heating elements when the lid is raised. 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. IMPORT



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    Home Artist 120

  • Manuals
          Home Artist Kiln Manual
          Sentry Xpress 4.0 3-Key Controller: Cone-Fire and Ramp-Hold

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