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Vulcan Crucible Kiln

Fast Firings    Glass Casting    Glass Crucibles   

Vulcan Crucible Kiln

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vulcan kiln
Model 1315
This version of the kiln is outfitted to work with soft glass, Soda lime, and similar glasses.
Runs on three elements.
List Price:$2,657

Our Low Price:$1,890

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vulcan kiln replacement element
Model 1315SE
Single standard replacement element for the Vulcan. List Price:$50.00

vulcan kiln
Model 1315b
This version of the kiln is outfitted with three heavy-duty longer lasting elements designed to facilitate work with borosilicate. Melting a pot of boro requires running the kiln near its maximum temperature;
during these types of firings, normal elements wear faster and require frequent replacement. The elements in this version of the kiln minimize the need for replacing elements, although in boro work replacing elements is a fact of life. Runs on three elements. These kilns are made to order and delivery might take a little longer
List Price: $2,822+

Our Low Price:$2,740

vulcan kiln replacement element
Model 1315E
Single APM replacement element for the Vulcan. List Price:$134

The Vulcan Glass Crucible Kiln

The Vulcan glass blower’s kiln heats approximately 50 pounds of glass to molten temperature. Mix custom glass colors. Make huge glass figurines, paper weights, blown vessels, stringers, and much more. Pull your own neon tubing. Make glass castings. The Vulcan is a glass blower’s dream kiln, designed by glass blowers.

Platinum thermocouple, thicker walls

The firebrick sidewalls are a massive 4 ½” thick. The extra insulation and heavy 12-gauge elements are designed for the stress of very long heat soaks. The deluxe S-Type platinum thermocouple with ceramic protection tube is standard on all Vulcan kilns. This thermocouple far outlasts the standard K-Type.

Quick release bottom section

The bottom section of the Vulcan includes the firebrick floor and the bottom row of blank 2 ½” high wall bricks. The bottom section is held in place with heavy duty spring-twist locks. Should a crucible crack and leak glass onto the kiln floor, merely replace the damaged bottom section. The 2 ½” high wall section is blank, so you won’t worry about damage to a heating element from a cracked crucible.

Galvanized steel base plate

A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. Tabs around the galvanized base are pushed up under the stainless case on all sides and fastened with screws to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

Fiber board retains heat when lid is opened

The Vulcan comes with a 2”-thick ceramic fiber board retaining ring insert that fits into a recess at the top of the firebrick walls. Cut a hole in the fiber board to fit your crucible. The fiber board holds heat inside the kiln when you open the lid. The Vulcan is 13 ½” wide x 18” deep. The fiber board retaining ring in place reduces the firing chamber to 15” deep.

Digital convenience

Program the digital controller for the exact consistency of glass melt that you desire. The hinged lid floats to compensate for expansion and has a lock-in lid support, which you can remove if you prefer to use the lid chain. You can also fire pottery or glass fusing in the Vulcan. Comes with a one year warranty and heavy-duty stand. (Please note: Due to the long firing cycles of a crucible kiln, the warranty does not cover the heating elements.)

We recommend the optional mercury relay upgrade for long firings. (The relay sends power to the heating elements from the controller.) The mercury relays found on our large industrial kilns outlast mechanical relays. The life of the quiet, reliable mercury relay has been measured in millions of on/off cycles.

Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns.

The Vulcan control box is finished in a durable high temperature, water-base blue paint, which releases low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

A kiln stand is included. The stand is complete with mar-proof plastic feet.

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Kiln Type

Top Loading Round



Understanding Chamber Measurements

Chamber Volume

1.30 CU.FT.
36.81 litres

Chamber Width

13.50 IN
343 mm

Chamber Depth

14.75 IN
375 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

25.50W x 28.30D x 34.00H Inches
648W x 719D x 864H mm

The external kiln height includes a 9.5" tall stand.

Ship Size

30.50W x 30.50D x 33.00H Inches
775W x 775D x 838H mm

Ship Weight

240.00 Lbs.
108.86 Kg.

Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Copper Wire Size

10 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.





Nema Details

plug type

Disclaimer: The specifications above assume that the kiln will be plugged into a dedicated circuit. Local electric codes supersede our recommendations.

Ship Method & Notations

This Kiln Ships Via Truck

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