Studio 1 MAXK84
We have taken our most popular mid sized studio kiln and massively increased the thermal efficiency, increasing the width of the walls, lid and base, allowing this popular studio standard to now achieve higher Stoneware temperature firings. All on a standard 30amp single phase electric power supply.
A standard Studio one has a 6.5cm thick wall. with the MAX version we have bumped that up to a massive 15cm all around the chamber. The brick is additionally wrapped with insulative ceramic fibre, safety tucked behind a stainless steel jacket. Ensuring not only can the kiln achieve higher temperatures, but efficient, more cost effective ones too, with minimal heat loss.
This kiln is fitted with 9 individual heating elements, wrapped around the perimeter of the chamber. Divided into three zones, top middle and bottom, supplied by three relay switches.
We have also doubled the thickness of the lid and the base of the kiln too, to a chunky 11cm. Both have also been wrapped with ceramic fibre too for additional insulation. This extra brick will mean the lid will now be significantly heavier than a standard Studio 1, however we have off-set this by installing a spring loaded mechanism to assist the opening and closing of the lid wit mimimum effort.
The 44.5cm x 57cm chamber gives a very useful 3.30 cu. foot capacity. The shelf sis wide enough to get small 20cm plates side by side, yet comfortably taking those 40cm wide wedding plates and platters, and with a 57cm depth you can use all 3 included full shelves and still have a divided height in the kiln to accomodate 4 levels of standard mugs.
Installed with the latest Sentry 3 controller this kiln is super easy to control. Either fire to a preset Cone program in the kiln's memory, or make up a Ramp firing of multiple segments of your own choosing. You can also set delays, control the cooling, adjust the 'Holding' time at the top of the firing as well as numerous other settings that we will happily guide you through should you need it.
All Paragon kilns have elements deeply fitted in dropped, recessed brick grooves, pioneered by Paragon, to protect them from expensive glaze or kiln wash damage.
Fitted for the European market with lid operated microswitch to cut off the power when a live kiln is opened.
An optional fan assisted kiln vent is an extra which can be fitted in minutes, enabling kiln fumes to be ducted up to 60 feet if necessary.
The full-formed steel base strengthens the kiln and completely covers the reversible brick bottom. Each kiln comes with its own heavy duty self-assembly stand, complete with strong lockable wheels, a full furniture kit of shelves and shelf supports, and a detailed instruction and service manual. The front control box falls away on a hinge and strut system for ease of servicing.
Your Studio 1 kiln will give you many years of reliable service, however for peace of mind you will also get a years warranty on the kiln, 2 years on the computer and you'll get our help and support whenever you need it!
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If delivered, the kiln is shipped in a wooden crate on a pallet, to the most accessible point by pump truck to your door.
3 Octagonal 16 inch wide C-16 Shelves
1 Half Octagonal 16 inch wide C-16H 1/2 Shelf
1 inch wide Square Posts, 4 of each - 1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6"
1 Bag Kiln Wash
Fireclay shelves and posts used inside the kiln are called 'furniture'. Using kiln furniture, you can stack more ware in your kiln than you ever could by placing them on the bottom of the kiln alone. Furniture Kits contain the shelves and posts we recommend for each model. They have been selected to accommodate a wide variety of work for your particular kiln.
Shelves and posts are also sold separately when required. Shelves up to 15" wide may be fired to cone 10. Shelves wider than 15" may be fired to cone 8. Shelves may warp at sustained cone 10 temperature, therefore, we do not guarantee shelves against warpage.
A minimum of 30cm of clearance is required on all sides of kiln during operation. Install in an space with non-combustible floors & walls.