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Paragon Industries, located in Mesquite, Texas manufactures World Class kilns,ovens, and industrial furnaces. We build specialty kilns & ovens for knifemaking, 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.

Tour the Paragon Factory with Alec Steele

Recently Alec Steele produced this video of the Paragon factory. Join him as he takes you through the laser cutter section, the firebrick department, the assembly lines, and the kiln inspection area. Click below to see still photos of the factory tour. Find out how the video was produced. Click here to see still photos.

Special Promotion on Paragon 24 Glass Fusing Kiln

Model S1755 Close-Out Sale Price: $2,000.00 Regular Price: $3,788.09

Feature Maximum Temperature: 1700 Degrees F.

Exterior Dimensions: 40.5"W x 29.5" H x 32"D Interior Chamber Size: 24"W x 1"H x 22.5"D Interior Volume: 4.68 Cubic Feet Door Clearance: 33" minimum

Shipping Weight: 425 lbs.

Electrical Information: 240 V / 1 Ph / 60 Hz 46 Amps / 10800 Watts NEMA 6-50P Cordset

Front Loading Swing-Style Door

Programmable Digital Control System Sentry Digital 12-Key Proportional Controller

Spring-Loaded Door Latches

Temperature Thermocouple (1) Heavy Duty Type K with Ceramic Sheath

Heating Elements: Located in Top, Side, and Door Heavy Duty Kanthal brand A1 Long Life Elements Top Elements embedded in Ceramic Fiber

Door Safety Switch

Color: Black

Tested to UL499 and CSA Standards by TUV

This is a special promotional version of our popular GL24 Kiln. Available while supplies last.

No substitution


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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