Ovation-22 Oval kiln

by Paragon Industries, Inc.

Uses:  Decals    Low-Fire Ceramics    Porcelain and Stoneware  

Production Loads

If you have been firing a smaller kiln, you will be amazed at the space inside the Ovation-22. Fire large projects such as bowls or platters. Imagine how many mugs you could fire in the Ovation-22. As you can see, a few production loads can pay for this kiln.

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use, of course. Fire your new kiln as often as you want, even in commercial or school settings. Frequency of use will have no effect on the warranty.

Spring-Assisted Lid

Patented dual spring-assisted lid lifters transfer the weight of the lid to a massive hinge assembly on the back of the kiln. This reduces the stress on the rear kiln wall to give your kiln the long life that Paragon kilns are famous for. The truss and floating lid system allow for expansion of the lid. Ask competitors if their lid spring system includes a floating lid.

Mercury Relays are standard

You will be glad mercury relays are standard on this kiln especially when you are working under a deadline and need a reliable kiln. 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.

Easy Maintenance

The patented, control box on the Ovation-22 opens forward for easy maintenance. The box is hinged at the bottom. A folding support arm holds the box in the open position for your convenience. The control box is finished in durable high temperature, blue water-base paint. We chose water-base paint because of the low emissions during spraying. This creates a safer working environment for our employees and cuts down on pollution.

Quality Components

A heavy galvanized steel base completely covers the reversible brick bottom. Tabs on the steel base fold up inside the stainless case on all sides to strengthen the firing chamber. This is one more assurance that your Paragon kiln is built to last.

Two kiln stands are included with your Ovation-22. The stands are complete with mar-proof plastic feet and tall enough to accommodate the optional Orton Vent Master under the kiln.

Wires are fastened to the elements with heat-dissipating connectors refined and proven over many years in Paragon kilns. Crimpless element connectors are easy to install and are included with replacement elements.

Made in America

And, of course, the Paragon Ovation-22 is made in the U.S. by skilled workers. Many of them have been with Paragon for over a decade. Our master kiln builders have been here even longer.

Digital temperature accuracy

The digital Sentry 2.0 includes two modes: Cone-Fire with programmed slow cooling and the fully customizable Ramp-Hold. It is manufactured by the Orton Ceramic Foundation for Paragon.

You will be amazed at the convenience of digital firing. The reliable solid-state Sentry ontroller continually monitors the firing so you can spend your time productively without closely watching the kiln. The controller is mounted near the top of the switch box for easy operation. For your convenience, operating instructions are silk-screened onto the switch box.

The controller has powerful features that you will enjoy using. Yet we have also worked hard to make the controller user-friendly.

Do you ever wonder how much electricity your kiln uses? The digital controller can figure this for you with the press of a button. Find out how little a kiln actually costs to fire. Learn to conserve energy by experimenting with firing speed, load density, etc.

Precision thermocouple

The thermocouple senses temperature inside the kiln. It is the small rod that extends into the side of the firing chamber. The Ovation-22 comes with a thermocouple made with special-limit wire for superior accuracy. The new and improved thermocouple replaces our earlier sheathed thermocouple. The new thermocouple is made in America to our exacting standards.

  • Mercury relays
  • 3” insulating refractory firebrick firing chamber
  • Sidewall elements in dropped, recessed brick grooves are easy to replace.
  • Two tapered peepholes for a wide view with little heat loss
  • A steel floor pan supports the entire brick bottom of each kiln.
  • One year limited warranty
  • Available in 240, 200, 208, or 380 volt, 50 or 60 hertz, single or 3 phase.
  • Easy-access, hinged control box with folding support arm.
  • Since the Ovation-22 is designed for porcelain, it also easily fires ceramics, china paint, decals, and gold.
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel case
  • Coated lid, peepholes and rim of firebricks

Kiln Comes with Two Heavy Duty Rolling Stands, 24” Square x 12” High

Two deluxe kiln stands with locking casters are included with the kiln. Enjoy the convenience of rolling the kiln out of the way when it is not in use. Should you need a vent, merely slide the collection cup of an Orton vent into a mounting bracket on the top of one of the stands. The stands are rock solid.

The stands have solid tops to support the firebrick bottom of your kiln from edge to edge. They fit together with interlocking components that assemble with one size of bolt. (Stands ship unassembled.)

Designed for production

Paragon’s warranty is not affected by frequency of use. Fire your new kiln every day if you want, even in commercial settings. That will have no effect on the warranty period.

Optional colors at no extra charge

Brighten your studio with color! Order your kiln in one of our standard colors at no extra charge . . . berry, black, blue, hot pink, jade, navy, purple, or turquoise.



Max. Temperature










Breaker Size


Circuit Copper Wire Size

4 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.





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



Chamber Volume

11.40 CU.FT.
322.81 litres

Chamber Length

41.50 IN
1054 mm

Chamber Width

22.50 IN
572 mm

Chamber Depth

22.50 IN
572 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

57.00W x 39.00D x 44.50H Inches
1448W x 991D x 1130H mm

The external kiln height includes a 12.25" tall stand.

Ship Size

57.00W x 47.00D x 50.00H Inches
1448W x 1194D x 1270H mm

Ship Weight

630.00 Lbs.
285.77 Kg.

Doorway Clearance Needed

39.00 Inches
990.60 mm

Ship Method & Notations


This Kiln Ships Via Truck