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Northstar Borosilicate Coloured Rods & Frit

 

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Northstar Boro Exp 91 Juno Full Rod

Exp. #91 Juno is a teal green similar to the older Experimental #29 (B) .This glass is flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like sea-green hue.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 91 Juno

Exp. #91 Juno is a teal green similar to the older Experimental #29 (B) .This glass is flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like sea-green hue.
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Northstar Boro Exp 69 Cadmium Blood red Transitional Full Rod

Experiment #69 is an effort to produce a dark cadmium red to pair nicely along with Northstar’s current cadmium palette. This glass presents a saturated blood red tone while retaining a smooth workability. As a cadmium glass, we recommend letting the heat sink in to prevent boiling. Perfect for stinger work, encasements, such as line tubing, cane or millefiori & much more. We encourage you as the artist to share your results as we hope to continue to produce this red. Thanks
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125grm of Northstar Exp 69 Cadmium Blood Red Transitional

Experiment #69 is an effort to produce a dark cadmium red to pair nicely along with Northstar’s current cadmium palette. This glass presents a saturated blood red tone while retaining a smooth workability. As a cadmium glass, we recommend letting the heat sink in to prevent boiling. Perfect for stinger work, encasements, such as line tubing, cane or millefiori & much more. We encourage you as the artist to share your results as we hope to continue to produce this red. Thanks
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Northstar Boro Exp 88 Coma First Full Rod

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 88 Coma First

Exp 88 Coma is a light blue, flame stable, near air free experiment new to Abe’s Vault. The goal with this colour is to minimize the livering effect caused by copper in the glass being exposed to a reducing atmosphere of a propane rich flame. We believed that this colour will be sought after due to this quality as well as its highly refractive beautiful gem like blue hue.
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Northstar Boro Exp 60 Dark 2tone Cadmium Full Rod

Experiment #60 is a Gaffer X Northstar collaboration to produce a more workable cadmium red. These rods are a 2 tone dark cadmium red with light red streaks and or light red core. This glass has less cadmium content making them easier to use in variety of flame environments.
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125grm of Northstar Exp 60 Dark 2tone Cadmium Red

Experiment #60 is a Gaffer X Northstar collaboration to produce a more workable cadmium red. These rods are a 2 tone dark cadmium red with light red streaks and or light red core. This glass has less cadmium content making them easier to use in variety of flame environments.
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Northstar Boro Transparent Green Full Rod

NS-024 Transparent Green is a transparent emerald green. It is intense enough for blown work and looks great in sculpture. NS-024 is sensitive to atmosphere and in order to maintain its original colour, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reducing flame, NS-024 will develop brick red streaks. Try layering Transparent Green over NS-053 Forest Green or NS-027 Green Exotic for exciting effects. Refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 6 under the heading ‘The Importance of Oxidation’ for additional information.
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125grm of Northstar Transparent Green

NS-024 Transparent Green is a transparent emerald green. It is intense enough for blown work and looks great in sculpture. NS-024 is sensitive to atmosphere and in order to maintain its original colour, work in an oxidizing flame. If worked in a reducing flame, NS-024 will develop brick red streaks. Try layering Transparent Green over NS-053 Forest Green or NS-027 Green Exotic for exciting effects. Refer to Northstar Newsletter issue 6 under the heading ‘The Importance of Oxidation’ for additional information.
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Northstar Boro Absinthe Full Rod

Absinthe First

NS-143 Absinthe was developed to meet the demand by artists for new and exciting transparent colours.The glass will present similar working characteristics as NS-66 Sublime with a stronger emerald green colour.

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125grm of Northstar Absinthe

NS-143 Absinthe was developed to meet the demand by artists for new and exciting transparent colours. This glass will present similar working characteristics as NS-66 Sublime with a stronger emerald green colour.
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Northstar Boro Amber Purple Odd Full Rod

Amber Purple Odd

The colour can produce pale yellows to ambers to a deep purple. To yield the most vibrant purples, work in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Try encasing your favourite Amber/Purple with NS-032 Violet, or NS-031 Lavender. To enhance NS-013 Amber/Purple try backing it with NS-054 Star White.

 

125grm of Northstar Boro Amber Purple Odd

Amber Purple Odd

The colour can produce pale yellows to ambers to a deep purple. To yield the most vibrant purples, work in a hot neutral to slightly oxidizing flame. Reduction will affect the strike. Try encasing your favourite Amber/Purple with NS-032 Violet, or NS-031 Lavender. To enhance NS-013 Amber/Purple try backing it with NS-054 Star White.

Northstar Boro Red Exotic Full Rod Odd

Red Exotic Odd

NS-029 Red Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-029 Red Exotic produces a deep metallic burgundy. As with the other exotics work them in a super oxidizing environment until you are finished with the piece. Then, turn the flame down and bathe the piece in a super reducing flame for several second to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colours can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. Exotics are also enhanced by a backing with NS-054 Star White. NS-029 Red Exotic differs from the rest in that kiln striking will amplify the red qualities. Try layering NS-023 Pink over Red Exotic

 

125grm of Northstar Boro Red Exotic Odd

Red Exotic Odd

NS-029 Red Exotic: The Exotic family contains the most saturated striking colours in the Northstar family. NS-029 Red Exotic produces a deep metallic burgundy. As with the other exotics work them in a super oxidizing environment until you are finished with the piece. Then, turn the flame down and bathe the piece in a super reducing flame for several second to produce the mirror like sheen. Another great effect that is possible with the Exotics is encasement with clear. This group of colours can be stretched out and is great for blown work. If heavily encased, be sure to anneal thoroughly. Exotics are also enhanced by a backing with NS-054 Star White. NS-029 Red Exotic differs from the rest in that kiln striking will amplify the red qualities. Try layering NS-023 Pink over Red Exotic

 

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Northstar Boro Cherry Odd Full Rod

Cherry Red Odd

NS-065 Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the intense opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. Cherry is however heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice colour effect to try is a layer of NS-037 Rootbeer over NS-065 Cherry.

125grm of Northstar Boro Cherry Red Odd

Cherry Red Odd

NS-065 Cherry is the most eye-catching member of the intense opaque family. It is a bright candy apple red that is well suited for stringer application and blown work. Cherry is slightly sensitive to reduction, so work in a soft neutral flame. Cherry is however heat sensitive so it must be worked carefully to prevent boiling. Encasing with clear is another method to shielding the colour, but not necessary. Cherry can be easily worked on the surface and will not boil or scar if worked carefully in a soft flame. A nice color effect to try is a layer of NS-037 Rootbeer over NS-065 Cherry.

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Northstar Boro Extra Light Yellow Odd Full Rod

A lighter version of NS-009 yellow. It produces a warm hazy glow when reduced or kilned.
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125grm of Northstar Extra Light Yellow Odd

A lighter version of NS-009 yellow. It produces a warm hazy glow when reduced or kilned.