Paragon Industries

2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149-1122

Product: HOME ARTIST 120 Kiln, Model/SKU: HM120, Price: $1,473.00


China Painting    Decals    Glass Fusing    Glass Painting    Glass Slumping   


  • Feature: 14 gauge thermocouple
  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • The 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 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.

    Marci Blattenberger: “The Home Artist 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?”

    Lisa G. Westheimer: “A tiny, mighty workhorse.”

    Lisa G. Westheimer of West Orange, New Jersey, said, “The Home Artist is a very handy little kiln to have around. I can easily bring it outside and plug it 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.

    Steve Jaskowak: “A peaceful, quiet raku kiln”

    “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. Please note that the lid switch is essential for raku.

    Loaded with features

    The stainless steel jacket is vented to lower the surface temperature. 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.

    Home Artist features

    • 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 to reboot the controller
    • Fall-Away lid vent
    • Light enough to take anywhere.
    • Telescoping luggage carrier with wheels for easy moving; collapses for convenient storage.

    Ships by UPS/FedEx

    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.


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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    12 gauge





    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





    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/FedEx

    This kiln is subject to a UPS/FedEx oversize box charge.

    Part Number

    HM120   * Base Model



    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.


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