The Phoenix is the furnace/glory hole combination re-imagined. A perfect addition to any hot shop, we designed this one with versatility and affordability in mind. It is side-fired instead of top-fired, with a Pine Ridge Ribbon burner and variable speed blower. Melt a single large pot of glass, or try several smaller crucibles to have multiple color pots at once!* The crucibles are easily interchangeable and you have the option of either freestanding pots -or- semi Invested crucible Modules. No need to commit, you can switch out with relative ease via the front door!
"My Little Dragon affords an opportunity to play with glass in a way that is less money-driven and more creative...you can make anything you want out of this furnace. Reduced stress from low overhead and easy on & off allows my mind to wander to new creative places." -James Friedberg, Little Dragon Owner, San Francisco, CA
Blow Glass Anytime, Anywhere!
Nate Watson of Public Glass in San Francisco at a Fire Pit Project event in collaboration with All Good Pizza.
Image courtesy of Little Dragon owner James Friedberg
The Big Dragon, Little Dragon, Baby Dragon & Mini Dragon Glass Furnaces are affordable, fuel efficient, safe, easy to use and incredibly versatile. No longer will you be burning cash while you sleep! Turn it on when you want to blow glass, shut it off when you are finished. Take the glass studio to the people. The perfect solution for the weekend warrior, hobbyist, and professional alike. Great as a promotional tool for large scale existing studios - get the word out with live demos. Schedule workshops at Art Centers, Summer Camps, Back Yard Parties, and anywhere else you can think of. Hit the road and bring your glass studio with you!
Furnace, Glory Hole & Pipe Warmer all in a single unit, designed to be portable & easy to move around your shop, or the country. Accessory Ports allow for additional equipment to be attached & operate from the furnace heat, including annealing options, hot box/garage for pick ups, cane warmer, hot plate, baking oven, or anything else you can dream up!
There are now over 100 of our glass blowing furnaces in operation around the country & world. Our owners range from absolute beginners to accomplished professionals. Dragons can be found in public access studios, private studios, high schools, colleges, art centers, summer camps, garages & backyards. They are being used in youth out-reach programs, on-site demonstrations, as back-up furnaces (additional to a standing studio or for when the big ones break down), for hands-on & walk in workshops, as well as production and prototyping.
"We use our Little Dragon furnace 4-7 days a week, 48 weeks a year providing hot glass experiences to first-time students. By allowing my business to be profitable, the economic freedom has given me the ability to be creative without worrying about money."
-Douglass C. Brown Half Moon Bay Art Glass Half Moon Bay, CA