|distributor for prometheus kilns||more small kilns at electrickilns.co.uk or larger kilns at paragonkilns.co.uk|
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Prometheus Kilns is an on-line shop for kilns. They're generally used for jewellery making, bead annealing, enamels, glass fusing, firing silver clays, and heat treating, although they have other applications.
Choose from the Kitiki Mini-Kiln, the Prometheus Pro 1, and the Prometheus Pro 7 Programmable: table-top kilns that can use a regular UK-EU mains socket.
Cherry Heaven is a UK-EU distributor for kilns, providing comprehensive advice, free competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services. If you need help, use the mail link, below the menu bar near the top-right of any page, or call .
For prices, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page. They're for UK-EU voltage, CE-marked kilns, and include comprehensive instructions, a kiln shelf, UK VAT, and UK mainland deliverry.
|USING THIS RESOURCE||WHAT TO CLICK ON|
Nearly everything is one click away: use a link below the menu bar near the top of the page to learn more, mail questions, or shop on line. To confirm your destination, the link will change colour just before you click.
There are very few clickable links in the text. However, there are lots of mouse-over words that generate context-sensitive pop-ups: a useful, and optional, way of explaining things. Try it here, although pop-ups might not work on a small screen.
|STAY ON THIS RESOURCE, OR SWITCH TO ANOTHER?|
For your convenience, I've separated all the kilns into two very general groups on two separate internet resources, although there's cross-over. If you want to switch resources, use the links above the menu bar near the top of the page.
Electric Kilns is generally for smaller plug-in table-top kilns usually used for small-scale work such as annealing beads, Art Clay metal clays, dichroics, enamels, glass fusing, jewellery, lampwork, PMC silver clay, porcelain, and vitrigraph.
Paragon Kilns is generally for larger wired-in floor-standing or table-top kilns usually used for business-scale work such as annealing, casting, ceramics, earthenware, glass panels, heat treating, making knives, porcelain, pottery, and raku.
|PREVIEWS||THE PROMETHEUS PRO-1 MINI KILN AND THE PRO-7 PROGRAMMABLE|
I've previewed two popular kilns, below. However, to learn more about them, or other kilns, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. Then, for prices, use the shop link.
They're typically used for making jewellery, annealing beads and glass, fusing glass, firing metal clays, painting china, crucible work, applying decals, dental work, fusing dichroic glasses, enamelling, fire polishing, glass art, glass casting, fusing, sagging, and slumping, glass clays, forming glass panels, heat treating, laboratory testing, lampwork, lost-wax casting, melting gold and silver, firing bronze and copper metal clays, moulding gun and model parts, pâte de verre, raku, sintering gold and silver clays, staining glass, hardening, and tempering blades, cutters, dies, and tools, and many other materials and processes.
Small kilns are more economic for jewellery-making, so you can use most popular small-scale materials such as Accent Gold, Art Clay metal clays, BullsEye glasses, dichroic glasses, enamels, GlasClay, Image Transfer Solution, Metal Clay Veneer, PMC silver clay, Prometheus bronze clay, ProCopper clay, and SilverEtch.
And there's an increasingly diverse range of other metal clays, such as Cinter, Clay Mania, Creative, Goldie, Hadar Jacobson, Metal Adventures, Meteor, Noble, and PMC Sterling.
You can make architectural parts, badges, beads, bowls, bracelets, brooches, buttons, candle holders, charms, china dolls, decorations, earrings, figurines, fingerprint keepsakes, glass-art, glass panels, jewellery, lampshades, medals, miniatures, models, mugs, necklaces, ornaments, pendants, plates, pet-id tags, rings, souvenirs, stained-glass designs, tableware, thimbles, tiaras, tiles, tools, and trinkets, as unique hand-crafted pieces or repeatable stock for sale.
They're ideal for your arts centre, science college, course venue, craft studio, dental or medical laboratory, engineering facilty, glass works, jewellery studio, machine shop, metal-work factory, research unit, school, technical facility, or university.
|BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PROMETHEUS PRO-1||THE UK'S FAVOURITE MINIKILN|
The Kitiki Mini-Kiln Pro-1 is a 1000°C, rectangular, front-opening, plug-in, table-top, ceramic-fibre kiln, with an AX4 4-key digital controller.
The Kitiki MiniKiln is probably the most popular mini kiln in the UK and ideal for your home, school, course venue, craft workshop, or jewellery studio as it only weighs about 6Kg. It's guaranteed for two years.
The Kitiki MiniKiln is sometimes called an Art Clay kiln, a craft kiln, an enamelling kiln, a glass fusing kiln, a jewellery kiln, a hobby kiln, a metal clay kiln, a PMC kiln, a Prometheus Kiln, a Prometheus Pro-1 Kiln, a SilverClay kiln, or a trinkets kiln: a measure of its popularity.
To learn more about the Prometheus MiniKiln, click here, or use the minikiln link near the top of the page, then use the shop link. Prices include UK VAT, a kiln shelf, and UK-mainland delivery.
|BEFORE LOOKING AT OTHER KILNS, HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THE PROMETHEUS PRO-7||A POPULAR JEWELLERY KILN|
The Prometheus Pro 7 is an 1150°C, rectangular, front-opening, plug-in, table-top, ceramic-fibre kiln, with a ramp-hold Orton AutoFire Express 3-key digital controller.
The Prometheus Pro-7 PRG is a popular kiln in the UK and ideal for a home hobby, small business, or studio. You can fire metal clays on several shelves, anneal beads on five mandrels, do enamelling, fuse glass, and heat-treat metals.
Some bronze and copper clays need to be embedded in activated charcoal granules in a stainless steel container: the PRO-7 can hold a one-litre container. You can buy charcoals and pans in the on-line shop.
To learn more about the Prometheus Pro-7, click here, or use the pro-7 link near the top of the page, then use the shop link. Prices include UK VAT, a kiln shelf, and UK-mainland delivery.
|INTERNET PRICES||£££ OR ££££|
The internet is an unchecked resource: everything is described as the best, the newest, or the cheapest, and it's being sold by the premier dealer. Here are some things to consider:
Net-prices can be misleading because it's increasingly common to obscure UK VAT, shelf kits, and delivery until you finally check your basket. In the past, our popular Paragon SC2 was up to £120 more expensive elsewhere: delivery was £35. On another site, it was £80 more expensive: delivery was extra. On another, it was £30 more expensive: but no shelf kit.
do you need help choosing your kiln?
is your prime interest jewellery, glass, beads, ceramics, heat treating, making knives ...?
is it for home use, a small business, a course venue, or a commercial studio?
can you ask about any kiln from the whole range?
is a built-in digital automatic programmer included?
or is the programmer in a separate box with loose wires on your worktop?
would you like a touch-screen programmer?
would you like an electric kiln vent, a gas injection system, or a USB computer interface?
what maximum temperature will you need?
would you like a choice of colours?
would you like a a bead-annealing door, a viewing window, or both?
would you like a USB computer interface, an electric vent, or a gas-injection system?
smaller kilns should come with a pro shelf and posts: not a thin fibre shelf.
larger kilns have shelf options depending on how you like to arrange your work.
can you call someone, if you're not sure what to do?
will you get detailed and prompt techical support?
if you need spare parts, who has them?
if you want to repair your kiln, who'll help you?
if you don't want to repair your kiln, who'll do it?
is UK VAT included in the headline price?
for kilns that weigh less than 30kg, is UK mainland delivery is included?
can your kiln be delivered to any country?
As far as I know, most distributors and re-sellers don't offer comprehensive advice, free competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services.
|ACCESSORIES, PARTS, MATERIALS, TOOLS, AND TUMBLERS|
There's a wide range of kiln options, accessories, spare parts, materials, precision tools, safety equipment, and tumblers. To learn more, use the accessories link below the menu bar near the top of the page.
is a Cherry Heaven internet resource. Cherry Heaven is a UK-EU distributor for kilns, and has been one of Paragon's top-selling distributors consistently from 2006 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.
As this is an on-line resource, there isn't a paper catalogue or a price list. However, you can mail or call a technician about kilns, power supplies, public area safety, a special project, business ideas, diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.
Cherry Heaven was the name of the business in West London, then the shop in Corfe Castle village. It's now in rural West Holme, South-West England. Although there's no longer a shop, Cherry Heaven is still the working name.
The surrounding countryside includes green farmland, dramatic heritage cliffs, pretty stone cottages, historic buildings, sandy beaches, protected coves, open heathland, hill-top panoramic views, market towns, and peaceful villages. And lively seaside resorts. To look at some photos, use the dorset link below the menu bar near the top of this page.
Paragon Industries started as a family business in 1948. It's now the world's leading manufacturer of kilns and furnaces, and has built over 430,000. The 4,400 square-metre site, in Mesquite, Texas, USA, has over 80 full-time staff. A new 1,700 square-metre warehouse is under construction.
During manufacture, every kiln is checked at every stage by a technician and signed-off before shipping. They're simply but robustly engineered, and you're buying a comprehensive, versatile, safe, low-cost kiln: a kiln with a future.
Paragon kilns are TUV tested, and CL and CSA approved for the US, and are CE Marked for the EU. Paragon is Greek for Model Of Perfection.
|CLASSES AND COURSES|
The Kitiki Studio provided an Art Clay educational programme, as classes, masterclasses, workshops, and Art Clay Level 1 and Level 2 certification. However, as we're in a rural area, I now recommend teachers that might be nearer, so mail or call.
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