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TAG Borosilicate Glass

Trautman Art Glass is committed to making the highest quality product, by hand, and in small batches. We don’t want to be the biggest, just the best.

Immersed in both the arts and sciences, Paul worked with neon and played with the artistic side of lampworking, including the art of hand mixing colour. At one point in his career, he even made lab equipment, but Paul was thinking big. By the mid-1980’s, Paul Trautman had conceived, designed, and built the world’s first commercial operation to manufacture coloured borosilicate rod glass. Northstar Glassworks set the standard for modern boro colour production, and now several small companies are using Paul’s techniques to manufacture coloured glass. These companies also use recipes pioneered by Paul, which expanded the borosilicate glass palette from a few red and blue transparent colours into bright opaque jewel tones and highly reactive metallic colours that shift their hue depending on the atmosphere of the flame.

Paul sold Northstar in 2002, intending to return to art and his own lab, but the urge to mix colour (and requests from his fans) lured Paul back to manufacturing on a smaller scale. After perfecting his recipe for a self-striking ruby red—the now hugely popular Red Elvis—Paul started working on both a new palette and on improving some old favourites.

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Red Blizzard TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Red Blizzard TAG 125grm

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Red Blizzard TAG Boro 250grm

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Heavy Teal TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Heavy Teal TAG Boro 125grm

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Heavy Teal TAG Boro 250grm

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Parallax TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Parallax TAG Boro 125grm

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Parallax TAG Boro 250grm

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Sunset Slyme TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Sunset Slyme TAG Boro 125grm

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Sunset Slyme TAG Boro 250grm

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Lemon Slyme TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Lemon Slyme TAG Boro 125grm

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Lemon Slyme TAG Boro 250grm

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Solar Flare TAG Boro Glass

1 x Full Length of TAG Boro rod measuring 5-8mm dia x 510mm long.
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Solar Flare TAG Boro 125grm

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Solar Flare TAG Boro 250grm

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Shooting Star TAG Glass

This color was a happy accident, one of those fun "chocolate in the peanut butter" kind of colours we brought to the 2013 DFO in Eugene. And folks loved it so much they begged us for more! The rods look a lot like the popular Blue Stardust -- UNTIL YOU MELT IT! Then the amber/purple really comes out! Flame strikes, but the strike deepens in the kiln at regular annealing temperatures. The overall effect is a blue-green amber/purple with the stable sparkles of a Blue Stardust. Shooting Star layers beautifully and retains a lot of transparency, especially when blown thin. Safe to implode.
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Shooting Star TAG Boro 125grm

This colour was a happy accident, one of those fun "chocolate in the peanut butter" kind of colours we brought to the 2013 DFO in Eugene. And folks loved it so much they begged us for more! The rods look a lot like the popular Blue Stardust -- UNTIL YOU MELT IT! Then the amber/purple really comes out! Flame strikes, but the strike deepens in the kiln at regular annealing temperatures. The overall effect is a blue-green amber/purple with the stable sparkles of a Blue Stardust. Shooting Star layers beautifully and retains a lot of transparency, especially when blown thin. Safe to implode.