Pound and 1/4 Pound Minimum Items
Items labeled in this manner are sold by weight at a price per pound. The price you see is the pound price. You will be charged for the actual weight of the product you receive. If you wish to order a specific number of rods, tubes, sticks or the like, enter that information in the comment box upon checkout. We will do our best to accommodate you knowing how many pounds you want (from the shopping cart) along with how many tubes/items you want from the comment box.
Europa Star is the most silver-saturated of the three. Dense sparkles like the Io Star, but here the base tends more toward a dark pink/purple tone, and the strong striking nature of this color can hide the sparkles. Highly reactive. Like the others, Europa Star is a flame striker that will deepen its effects in the anneal cycle at 1050 F. Again, the usual precautions for an aventurine should be taken - avoid long hot garaging and high temperature kiln strikes. But the Stardust technology provides a very stable sparkle and we have imploded these colors in smaller marbles with success.
Trautman Art Glass
Trautman Art Glass (TAG) makes high quality colored borosilicate and soft glass, by hand in small batches.
Trautman Art Glass is the latest venture of Paul Trautman. Paul conceived, designed and built the world’s first commercial operation to manufacture colored borosilicate rod glass in the mid-1980s. Paul Trautman's Northstar Glassworks set the standard for modern borosilicate color production, and Paul pioneering recipes for hard-to-achieve colors.
Now Paul is back perfecting his recipes for new colors and old favorites under the TAG label. An innovator and experimenter Paul is also creating soft (104 COE) colored glass completely compatible with the Moretti/Effetre Italian 104 glass lines.
TAG colored borosilicate glass includes the popular Red Elvis and other colors. Boroscilate color is 33 COE; Anneal at 1050° Fahrenheit. Sold by the pound with a 1/4 pound minimum.