Last time I wrote a blog post, it was to vent my frustration in attempting to receive a kiln that I purchased in late March. Well, lots have changed since last week's post!
Last Tuesday, I received a telephone call from the President of Paragon Industries. Apparently, the representative of the webstore where I purchased the kiln read my blog post (big shout out thank you to her)!! She, in turn, reported my frustration to Paragon Industries. Paragon took full blame for the mix-up/lack of communication, etc, and my kiln was shipped last Wednesday ... and here it is, fresh out of the box!
|Paragon SC2 Pro Silver and Glass Kiln|
After tons of research related to what would be the best kiln to purchase, I decided to add on the digital controller to easily set and hold firing programs for future use. The kiln also only weighs 40 pounds - a plus to me.
I am very blessed to have my studio in a large room in my basement - planned when we designed this house. Not only is it nice and cool down here (it is close to 90 degrees outside today and I won't even discuss the humidity), but the studio has a painted concrete floor which translates to easy cleanup. Now, the kiln is perfectly safe to run on a regular household current, but I do have a dedicated circuit in my studio. I did not want to rearrange my furniture - yet again - so I purchased a heavy duty machine table on casters, so I can roll the kiln to the outlet when I need to turn it on - and tuck it out of the way when not in use. This dedicated circuit is also located directly under an exhaust fan I had installed when the house was constructed.
That's my little toaster oven beneath the kiln. I like that the shelves are metal - just a little safety feature to ease my mind, as things can get hot down here in the dungeons of the basement with torches and such.
While not a chef by title, I feel I am an accomplished cook in the kitchen. But that kitchen oven does not even get close to 2000 degrees, so I have some reading to do before I actually turn on the kiln!
I harbor absolutely no hard feelings towards the manufacturer or the webstore where I purchased the kiln. In the end, good customer service did prevail, and it is a happy ending in my little Kiln Story.
I hope to be blogging about my continued trials and errors with precious metal clay in the very near future - wish me luck (I need it!!!)
Thank you for stopping by today!!!