Paragon Industries

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

Product: Vulcan Crucible Kiln Kiln, Model/SKU: S0797, Price: $2,657.65

Vulcan Crucible Kiln

Fast Firings    Glass Casting    Glass Crucibles   


  • Feature: frequency of use does not affect warranty
  • Feature: Optional color at no extra charge
  • The Vulcan Glass Crucible Kiln

    The Vulcan glass blower’s kiln heats approximately 50 pounds of glass to molten temperature. Mix custom glass colors. Make huge glass figurines, paper weights, blown vessels, stringers, and much more. Pull your own neon tubing. Make glass castings. The Vulcan is a glass blower’s dream kiln, designed by glass blowers.

    Platinum thermocouple, thicker walls

    The firebrick sidewalls are a massive 4 ½” thick. The extra insulation and heavy 12-gauge elements are designed for the stress of very long heat soaks. The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on all Vulcan kilns. This thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type.

    Quick release bottom section

    The bottom section of the Vulcan includes the firebrick floor and the bottom row of blank 2 ½” high wall bricks. The bottom section is held in place with heavy duty spring-twist locks. Should a crucible crack and leak glass onto the kiln floor, merely replace the damaged bottom section. The 2 1/2” high wall section is blank, so you won’t worry about damage to a heating element from a cracked crucible.

    Galvanized steel base plate

    A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. Tabs around the galvanized base are pushed up under the stainless case on all sides and fastened with screws to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

    Fiber board retains heat when lid is opened

    The Vulcan comes with a 2”-thick ceramic fiber board retaining ring insert that fits into a recess at the top of the firebrick walls. Cut a hole in the fiber board to fit your crucible. The fiber board holds heat inside the kiln when you open the lid. The Vulcan is 13 ½” wide x 18” deep. The fiber board retaining ring in place reduces the firing chamber to 15” deep.

    Digital convenience

    Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass melt that you desire. The hinged lid floats to compensate for expansion and has a lock-in lid support, which you can remove if you prefer to use the lid chain. You can also fire pottery or glass fusing in the Vulcan. Comes with a one year warranty and heavy-duty stand. (Please note: Due to the long firing cycles of a crucible kiln, the warranty does not cover the heating elements.)

    We recommend the optional mercury relay upgrade for long firings. (The relay sends power to the heating elements from the controller.) The mercury relays found on our large industrial kilns outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

    Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.

    The Vulcan control box is finished in a durable high temperature, water-base blue paint, which releases low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

    A kiln stand is included. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet.

    And, of course, the glass blower’s Vulcan furnace is made in America by skilled workers. Many of them have been with Paragon for over a decade.

    Furniture (sold separately): Order the C10-R (10” round x 1/2”) shelf and 1 ½” wide posts of the correct length to support your crucibles. Scroll down to Accessories below.


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    Breaker Size


    Circuit Wire Size

    10 gauge





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

    Control Type

    Sentry Digital 12-key Non-Ceramic





    Kiln Type

    Top Loading Round



    Understanding Chamber Measurements

    Chamber Volume

    1.30 CU.FT.
    36.81 litres

    Chamber Width

    13.50 IN
    343 mm

    Chamber Depth

    14.75 IN
    375 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

    25.50W x 28.30D x 34.00H Inches
    648W x 719D x 864H mm

    Ship Size

    30.50W x 30.50D x 33.00H Inches
    775W x 775D x 838H mm

    Ship Weight

    240.00 Lbs.
    108.86 Kg.

    Ship Method & Notations

    This Kiln Ships Via Truck

    Part Number

    S0797   * 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.


  • Glass Blower's Crucible Furnace
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    Legend: * = Base Model

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