Star White - Northstar
NS054 Star White is a creamy fully opaque white. It is an indispensable color in the palette for all applications. It is great for sculpture, stringers, blown work, and backings for all transparent colors. With several reformulations Star White has been turned into an easy color to work. It is atmospherically stable meaning it can be worked in any flame without the color being affected. To prevent any boiling issues, heat NS054 Star White slowly and gently. Once the color is glowing it can take a lot of heat. The trick is patience with a soft flame!
Ratings & Reviews
Dense and smooth, boils.
by Rodger S -
One of the better American whites, smoother and denser than most, but it does boil quite easy.
The Best White Yet
by Annemarie M -
This is the best white I have found yet. It is smooth and as long as you are a little patient with it, you can get the stark white you are looking for with little to no boiling. I love it. Haven't encased with it yet, but it works well for outside application.
Great color but boils
by Drew T -
I have had little success with it ever not boiling on the surface as dots or stripes or while coating things. However if encased it's fine.
by Rafael Bonhomme
A great white.<br><br>easy to work and a magnificent finish.
by tristan bates
Add of the few whites that I’ve used this one works like butter it hardly boils and when it looks like it’s going to eat it put it towards the outskirts of the flame to reduce the boiling. Add of the few words that I’ve used this one works like butter it hardly boils and when it looks like it’s going to eat it put it towards the outskirts of the flame to reduce the boiling it works well with just about anything and when is encased in clear it looks amazing. I recommend using a high oxy flame but not too much oxygen to cause a hiss. Use in outskirts of the flame till it gets molten and most boiling is not a problem
A Must Have Color For Any Project!
North Star's "Star White" is indispensable for anyone, from Torch-Master to novice. I fit in the latter category, having started lampworking earlier this year. Anyone who helped guide me in this wonderful pursuit would tell me to be careful with any and all white boro rods, because they boil easily and are difficult to work with, but the same can't be said for North Star's "Star White". Out of all the different brands of white, i find this one is much less susceptible to boiling and thus profoundly easier to work!
<br>White is a pretty basic color compared to all of the other crazy cool colors that are out there, but it is quintessential nonetheless, and North Star's "Star White" is definitely the way to go!
Best white for the money
Best American white for the money. Be patient with it and it'll give you a bright white with little to no boiling.
by Peepaw -
Highly recommend 🇺🇸
Reliable easy white
One of the best whites to have in your color palette.
Very smooth white. Not to bad with boiling.
Best white out there
by Justin johnson
I love this white, it’s definitely my favorite white to work however if you aren’t careful it will boil easy. I recommend bring it up to temp in the kiln before using. Once its at melting temperature though it can handle a the heat as long as your are working about 6 inches away from the face of the torch. Just my opinion.
Go to white
by XIII -
Fantastic, easy to work white. Great for all applications. Warm slowly and avoid aggressive flame chemistry.
by Matt Holifield
Made my first snowman and loving this color!
Best white there is
Great for every white application! Keep an eye out for boiling
lovin this white...has a slight opalescence while still remaining an opaque...very smooth!
Works Beautifully! Stays Saturated.
by S.Ramirez Glass
Honestly I’ve never worked with a better white, definitely one of the most saturated and easy to work with whites I’ve ever melted! Using this in tons of future projects.
Mix it first!
Slowly work heat into the rod and mix it up for best results. Definitely prone to boiling but can be dealt with fairly easy. Only white that’s better is parramore but hard to come by
best for stringers
by sean -
easy to work if using a very soft flame or as stringers
by Kevin Renz
Star white is by far my favorite white. It works easy and works for almost any technique.
Really helps fume pop
I like this under fume before a darker layer. A little goes a long way.
One of the best whites you can find
by Kory schmidt
Love the star white, I use this for making allot of my eyeball pendants and it’s perfect for the application. Takes some decent heat especially once worked a bit. Work in a cool flame till heated up nicely then giver pig
smooth but can boil out
overall a good color. can boil recommended compressed air
Beautiful stark/cool white, easy to use and smooth.
The only white I use
by C Williams
Star white is one of the best white rods out there. Melts like butter and always a good choice to have on hand
Great white, can boil
Excellent white, but be careful not boil it as it can