"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
Check out our newest annealing option: FATCAT-60 with Conveyor System
Gas/Electric Independent FATCAT-60 Conveyor
Designed with all glass studios in mind, the variable speed conveyor adds a whole new level of usability to our groundbreaking CAT-60 annealing system.
This tool will transform your business, allowing custom products to be available almost instantly. Customers can pick out their colors/designs, watch the piece being made (or even assist in the making) and then walk away with the work an hour later, eliminating the need for all the additional shipping and handling.
Economical and easy to use.
Variable speed control allows for slow movement up to an hour and fifteen minutes.
Belt direction is reversible via a toggle switch. Allowing for gradual heat up as well.
Perfect for ornaments, tumblers, pint glasses, stemless wine glasses, vases and other thin objects.
Available in Gas/electric, All-electric, and as a Mobile Furnace attachment
Ships with minimal assembly required.
All Electric Independent FATCAT-60
FATCAT-60 with Conveyor using the Phoenix for heat source. Also compatible with Baby, Little and Big Dragons.
FATCAT Conveyor Pricing (excluding shipping): Independent Gas/Electric: $8,630 Independent All Electric (240V): $10,920 Mobile Attachment for Furnace: $7,630
Conversion Kits. As of right now, due to the complexity of construction, a conversion kit for existing FATCATs is not available. For customers who already own a manual FATCAT, there are a couple of parts that cross over and can be easily re-used, depending on the model. Viability can be determined on a case by case basis.
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, and Phoenix 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 well 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