Egyptian White Sands - Northstar
NS094 Egyptian White Sand is a rich opaque color reminiscent of elephant ivory or the bleached carved hieroglyphic tablets excavated from ancient Egypt. It is not sensitive to flame chemistry but must be worked in a soft gentle heat to prevent surface scarring and boiling. Once worked, the color can be heated more rapidly and take a larger volume of heat. The key is working the color slowly until it is melted in smooth.
It is a formulation based on our NS054 Star White, but one that offers even greater opacity and intensity. NS094 Egyptian White Sand's antiqued color and grainy texture is ideal for shading in sculptural applications such as murrini cane, while its intensity allows for its application in extremely thin blown work. It is also an ideal background color.
Ratings & Reviews
Pretty good off white
by Drew T -
It even looks white (not even off) sometimes when pulled in stringers. regardless of the color it does boil rather easily same as the star white.
Heat sensitive off white
by Jay Thomas
I would not describe this as a beginner glass. It does get a little heat sensitive. A slightly off white that is perfect for teeth, bones and eyes. Not my most used white, but I always make sure to have some on hand.
This is my favorite white as far as color goes...not as creamy as star white but I love the color.