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Sno White Rod - Glass Alchemy

5 Reviews
SKU: GA9995
$4.66 / Ounce
1 – 15$4.66
16 +$4.06
$64.96 per pound


White is a necessary and ironically very difficult color to make in glass. Tin based whites have been made in the past but have not been successful. We wanted the rich deep white associated with tin so we spent many years drilling down on the final formula. Today's Sno White is the highest saturated white on the borosilicate market.

Working Tip: Heat slowly to raise the core temperature. Once the heat base is established, this color can be worked very hot and any air bubbles that popped during the preheat will smooth out. Getting this color white hot will cause excessive gas release that can not be repaired and should therefore be avoided.

Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:

This opaque white crayon is highly saturated with color so that you can draw down to stringers or blow out thin and still have a solid white finish. If desired, Sno White can be sandwiched between clear and blown out very thin and achieve a slightly translucent or milky finish. Without encasement in clear or another color you must work Sno White like other crayon colors and try to do most heating about an inch or so further out than where you work your clear glass.

It can handle quick heats with an intense, hot and sharp flame, but do not overheat tiny areas and you will avoid bubbling. Sno White melts into itself smoothly and easily without trace of where color overlaps itself. For thick, solid sculpture work, I prefer to encase clear rod with Sno White so the core of the sculpture is more flexible and can hold core heat longer. Try encasing Sno WHite in every Glass Alchemy translucent color and find a whole new palette of colors that includes more pastels and can create a bold vibrant look for your basic what you see is what you get colors.

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I tend to use the Herbie to work this color to help prevent boils. All whites are boil happy, keep that in mind. This is the whitest white, not good for teeth or eyes. Good for tube pulls.

Milky Stamens

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A dense white - makes soft looking stamens. Easy to work.

true white

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this is a true white! will not yellow with minimal bubbling, it is natural for some white to bubble when first being worked but quickly goes away when fully heated. works great for all applications and very stable. must have for vac stack color addicts like myself!

great white

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easy to work with very little bubbling. Nice and dense, great for many applications

Great all around white

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This white is the best if you're just going to keep one white in your shop. You have to be soft with it as it can boil but it stays more opaque and consistent than star white or paramore's white. China white is much more saturated for thin stringer work though. Great for murrini work and can be garaged hot.