Paragon Announces Kiln Video Contest Winners

MESQUITE, TX - Paragon Industries held a contest for the most creative or entertaining videos about Paragon kilns.

The contest ended August 31, 2010. The contest winners:

First place ceramic video: Linda Lee won a Paragon Caldera XL glaze testing kiln.

First place warm glass video: Dolores Barrett won a Paragon
Fusion-16 glass fusing kiln.

First place jewelry video: Lisa Mall won a Paragon SC-2 jewelry kiln.

In addition, Paragon gave three $250 gift certificates to second place winners and three $100 gift certificates to third place winners.

Linda Lee's video starts out with a youthful, exuberant Linda unloading a Paragon ceramic kiln in 1974. She tells an interesting anecdote about student ware and shows some of her ceramics. The video ends with Linda of today, 36 years later, unloading another Paragon kiln and enjoying ceramics as much as ever.

Dolores Barrett's video tells the story of her early china painting career. Her first kiln was a Paragon X-14J, which she uses to fire her warm glass. The video shows how Dolores fires glass in her the switch-operated kiln. Dolores still owns her faithful Paragon X-14J.

Lisa Mall's video demonstrates the basic steps to casting jewelry with the lost wax method. She shapes the form out of wax, adds sprues, mixes and pours the investment to form a mold, fires the mold in a Paragon FireFly kiln, and casts the jewelry.

When Linda Lee heard that she won the contest, she said, "I had a lot of fun making the video, and I do love my Paragon kiln. I look forward to using the Caldera XL!"

Dolores Barrett said, "Woo-hoo! Now I'll finally get to fire with a real controller! Thank you, THANK YOU. I am beyond elated."

Lisa Mall said, "Thanks so much! I'm excited!"

To see the videos, go to Paragon's website and click on "Kiln Audio & Video" which is on the left side of the home page. Or go to and enter Paragon kiln video contest in the Youtube search line.

For more information, contact Paragon: 800-876-4328 /
972-288-7557 / / /
2011 South Town East Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75149-1122
visit, select "About Us," and "Media" from the drop menu.

Arnold Howard
Paragon Industries, L.P.
2011 South Town East Blvd.
Mesquite, TX 75149-1122
Fax 972-222-0646

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