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The FireFly with manual temperature control is for those who want the flexibility of a kiln on a modest budget. The interior size is a roomy 8" x 8" x 4-1/2" and can accommodate 2 shelves per load. This kiln will allow you to fire all brands and forms of metal clay, both silver and gold. You will also be able to enamel, make dichroic glass, fire sterling silver with metal clay, and gemstones with metal clay. You can burn out organic materials in this kiln such as leaves, paper clay and cork clay. You can even fire and glaze bisque ware and porcelain.

The furniture kit includes 1 7" x 7" x 5/8" hard ceramic kiln shelf, 4 1/2" x 1" square posts and 1 1lb bag of kiln wash.

The kiln is warrantied to be free of defects in workmanship for a period of 1 year from date of shipment. Manufacturer will repair or replace any parts that become defective under normal and proper use during the specified period.
Entire warranty can be read here.

Standard colors normally ship 1-2 weeks from order, but can take up to 2-3 weeks during promotions and holidays. Please allow at least 2 weeks time for your customized kiln to be built and shipped. When your kiln arrives, call us at 888-478-5060 for setup assistance if you need it. We'll have you up and running in minutes.

International Voltages
This model can be ordered in different voltages for destinations outside the United States. Please contact us to place a special order.

View our video (below) to learn how easy it is to operate a Paragon kiln using the 3-button digital controller.

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Price: $410.00

Product Dimensions: (Exterior) 15" x 18-1/2" x 12"
Inside Dimensions: (Interior) 8" x 8" x 4-1/2"
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Enjoy digital accuracy on a modest budget: Watch the kiln temperature on the hand-held, easy-to-read digital pyrometer, which is included at no extra charge. The pyrometer will help you determine the cooling rate of difficult glazes or know when to begin monitoring glass. It takes the guesswork out of firing. The reliable hand-held pyrometer weighs only 5 ounces and measures in degrees F up to 1999F. (Please note: If you fire hotter than 1999 F, you will need a pyrometer that reads higher temperatures.) The liquid crystal display is easy to read even in bright daylight. Replace the Type-K thermocouple in seconds with a simple plug-in connection. The Paragon FireFly is made of durable 2 1/2" thick insulating firebrick, which stores heat for slow cooling and safe annealing of smaller glass projects. The solid 2 1/2" thick firebrick top and bottom help seal in the heat. To strengthen the firing chamber, the firebrick corners are fitted together with L-shaped notches. This type of joint lasts longer than the butted joint and the "picture frame" mitered joint found on competitive brands. Dropped, recessed grooves protect the replaceable heating elements for longer life. Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Rugged construction makes this kiln a little workhorse. This kiln is built to last. Elements are coiled from the finest high-temperature wire available. They use heat-dissipating element connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. The hinged lid is self-adjusting to compensate for expansion at high temperatures. The hinge includes a stop that holds the lid open and out of the way. Lift the lid with a handle on the front or a separate handle on the side. A built-in 3" tall steel base with mar-proof rubber feet covers the entire firebrick bottom. Place the kiln directly onto a heat-resistant work surface. No extra stand is needed.

Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Wire Size

12 gauge

TUV tested to CSA and UL Standard 499




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

Control Type

Infinite Control Switch





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.

Kiln Type

Top Loading Square



Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

0.16 CU.FT.
4.53 litres

Chamber Length

8.00 IN
203 mm

Chamber Width

8.00 IN
203 mm

Chamber Depth

4.50 IN
114 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

15.00W x 18.50D x 12.00H Inches
381W x 470D x 305H mm

Ship Size

25.00W x 18.00D x 18.00H Inches
635W x 457D x 457H mm

Ship Weight

45.00 Lbs.
20.41 Kg.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via UPS

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