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Paragon Ready-to-Ship Kilns

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Paragon Ready-to-Ship Kilns

We all know that the pandemic has hit all of the manufacturing industries pretty hard and it is just taking longer to get anything these days. Try going out and finding a washer and dryer that isn’t going to take weeks for delivery! The kiln industry has been hit pretty hard, too. Some kiln manufacturers went from taking a few weeks to taking several months to get a kiln built and ready to ship!WHEN YOU NEED IT - YOU NEED IT!NOW… NO WAITING FOR A KILN!The Paragon Ready-to-Ship kilns leave the factory in 3-5 business days from the time of order. They’re equipped with the...

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There’s A New Smart Controller In Town!

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There’s A New Smart Controller In Town!

Orton has recently introduced a new Smart Controller called the AutoFire Slide Controller.  Now, in addition to the TAP Smart Controller by SDS Industries and the Genesis Smart Controller by Bartlett, you have another choice for a great controller with the convenience of a touchscreen interface.  Smart Controllers give you precise control over your firings and with their large touchscreen interfaces they give you much more information than you can get from a standard digital controller with a simple four-digit display.   Orton has been in the controller business for years, and they have been pioneers in the digital controller...

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Can My Work Be Better Now That I Have More Time?

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Can My Work Be Better Now That I Have More Time?

Coldworking Options How To Bring A Professional Finish To Your Work During this insecure time, we figured we would talk about something that made us feel secure as artists; workmanship and creativity. We’re really motivated to make stuff right now, but here at Kiln Frog we are all about the finish of our projects. A good finish will take your piece of glass, pottery or blade from “Oh yeah, that’s nice” to “Wow, that’s freaking amazing!”    Just like a lot of you, we’ve had some of extra time on our hands to get some long overdue projects finished.  This past...

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Why we LOVE Quartz Tubing!

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Why we LOVE Quartz Tubing!

Paragon CS-26 Whether it's offered as standard or an upgrade, we always love kilns that have quart tubing! Quart tubing provides a cleaner kiln interior and magnifies the heat to the glass. They also support and protect the elements from contamination with foreign materials that could shorten the element life. In addition, quartz tubes protect the glass from any falling debris from exposed elements. If you fire enamels, the metal oxides can cake onto the elements causing them to sag, and drop colored debris... yuk! Gail has two kilns at her studio with quartz enclosed tubes and never has to worry that anything...

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Little Wisp Bowls

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Little Wisp Bowls

Bullseye Glass Quick Tip: In this Quick Tip, you will learn to create your own streaky color palette! And, it's so easy! Start by layering Clear and White Streaky sheet glass over transparent tint glass styles. Then, slump in the Cone Bowl mold to upturn the edges and achieve luscious color at the rim. You might just find yourself making bowls for days! The Cone Bowl mold is a crowd pleaser and has always been a Bullseye Glass favorite!  Glass fusers have dubbed it the original “the ice cream dish mold” and who doesn't love ice cream! The steep drop of this...

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