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DATE ISSUE
4/30/2008 35 Our New Look with our first web based Newsletter.

  • Interview with Jared Delong.
  • Introducing NS-131 English Ivy.
  • Tutorial by Lisa St. Martin using Northstar’s soft glass Precision 104 color SPC-412 Sashas Silver.
7/15/2006 34
  • Introducing NS-98 Loch Ness with art work by Nate Purcell, Brian McCauley and Scott Rosinski.
  • Other great pieces by Josh and Eli Mazet, Nick Lawson, Jared Delong and Nate Purcell.
2/1/2006 33
  • Happy New Year 2006!.
  • New Frit Colors. NS-93 Plum Krazy, NS-94 Egyptian White Sand, NS-95 Oregon Gray, NS-97 Evergreen.
  • Potential New Colors. Teal Aventurine, Experimental Aqua, Ruby Slippers (struck), Ruby Slippers (unstruck).
7/15/2005 32
  • Cara Spangler of Leilani Glass.
  • Northstar Exotics and Lidded Urns by Jesse Kohl.
  • Northstar T-shirts!
5/15/2005 31
  • Experimenting with Blue Amber Purples by Brian McCauley.
  • Introducing NS-79 Blue Spruce Frit.
  • Beads by Jeff Buchs.
  • Goblet by Jake Vincent.
  • Vessels by Brian McCauley.
  • Goblet by Jason Howard.
3/1/2005 30 Introducing NS-91 Ninja

  • Marbles by Josh Sable
11/15/2004 29
  • New Color Introduction NS-90 Rhapsody NS-92 Amethyst.
  • Northstar “New Piece” Contest Information.
  • Challenging the the torch by the Northstar Team. Brian Holsonback, Zara Capps, Alex Peters, Dan Evans & Tony Hernandez, Lucas Taylor, and Gabe White.
9/15/2004 28
  • Amber Purples in Depth.
  • Kai Beck’s Aquascape featuring self-striking rubies.
  • Sculpture by Chris Rice featuring NS-41 Butterscotch and NS-44 Caramel.
7/15/2004 27
  • Northstar Social.
  • Working NS-89 Nile.
  • We welcome The Gathering.
5/15/2004 26 New Colors.

  • NS-84 Goldenrod and NS-85 Poppy–new shades of the Intense Opaque family.
  • NS-86 Garnet and NS-87 Garnet Dark–new self-striking rubies.
  • NS-88 Pomegranate–new kiln-striking Ruby.
  • NS-89 Nile
4/15/2004 25
  • Josh Sable.
  • Brian McCauley.
  • Jared Betty.
  • Tim Carruthers.
  • NS-47 Aurora Workability.
  • NS-82 Ruby K Our newest of the Ruby Reds.
2/1/2004 24
  • Suellen Fowler.
  • Brian Newman.
  • NS-41 Butterscotch, NS-44 Caramel, NS-45 Blue Moon, NS-81 Blue Caramel
12/1/2003 23
  • 2003 Wind-down.
  • Featured Artist: Ivan Barrow.
  • BoroStrike Lures.
  • Semiotics, Form Follows Function by Milon Townsend.
  • Northstar has been reformulated!.
9/15/2003 22
  • NS-83 Skyline.
  • Reformulated NS-73 and NS-74.
  • The Relationship of Color and Form by Milon Townsend.
  • Jay Bridgland.
  • Northstar at Art in the Pearl.
  • Contest Winner.
  • Pieces by Brian McCauley, Danny Parker, Dellene Peralta, Brian Holsonback.
7/15/2003 21
  • NS-37 Rootbeer.
  • NS-42 Cinnamon.
  • Elements of Design by Milon Townsend.
  • Introducing NS-81 Blue Caramel.
  • Christian Luginger
5/12/2003 20
  • Powder: Explore the Options by Robert Mickelsen.
  • Elements of Design by Milon Townsend.
  • Insight into Northstar.
  • Northstar Social & Open House
4/28/2003 19
  • From the Artist. Jared Delong. Eric Goldschmidt. Dellene Peralta.
  • Intense Opaque Family Revisited.
  • NS-80 Hyacinth
3/31/2003 18 Further Exploration.

  • NS-47 Aurora.
  • NS-35 Black Hole.
  • NS-76 Onyx.
  • Wearable Glass Art by Deveron Musgrave.
2/16/2003 17 Dichro and Color.

  • Technical Information and Working Dichroic.
  • Featured Artist R. Jason Howard.
  • Reformulated Colors-New Properties NS-01Cobalt, NS-43 Rust, NS-54 Star White, NS-57 Midnight, NS-58 Mint, NS-61 Blackberry.
1/10/2003 99 Tips on Colors

  • General Information
11/15/2002 16
  • The Cobalt Family. General Properties and Application.
  • Review of Video “Essential Lampworking” with Freeman Corbin.
  • Coral Deep. Piece by Tiger Henderson
10/15/2002 15
  • The Opaque Family. NS-54 Star White NS-55 Periwinkle NS-57 Midnight NS-58 Mint NS-62 Bubblegum.
  • NS-78 Mystery Aventurine. Facts about this unique color. Results of the various applications.
10/1/2002 14
  • Working the Intense Opaque Family. NS-63 Canary, NS-64 Lava, NS-65 Cherry, NS-68 Parrot Green, NS-71 Avocado.
  • Improved NS-53 Forest Green.
  • Mixed Frit Color Schemes.
  • ?What Up? By Josh Dunlap.
9/10/2002 13
  • More on Frit and Powder.
  • NS-76 Onyx.
  • NS-77 Deep Sea Blue.
  • Open House with Josh Sable.
8/15/2002 12
  • Transparent Millennium Moss.
  • Indigo Aventurine.
  • News from Northstar.
7/15/2002 11 Introduction to Millennium Moss.

  • What is Aventurine?
  • Workability
  • Application.
6/15/2002 10 New Colors Have Arrived! NS-70 Ice Blue, NS-71 Avocado, NS-72 Glacier Blue.

  • Working Properties.
  • Applications.
5/1/2002 9 Introduction to Sublime and Parrot Green.

  • Tricks and Tips on working Frit and Powder
4/18/2002 8 The Ruby Family.

  • Science Behind the Color.
  • Working the Rubies.
  • Striking Properties.
  • Flame Striking vs. Kiln Striking.
  • Using Livery Ruby to Your Advantage.
  • Why we Pre-strike.
  • Color Tips.
  • Open House Report.
  • Finished pieces created at our open house by:
  • ‘Piper’ Dan Benway.
  • Shawn Tucker and Tom Fenn.
3/27/2002 7 Frits and Powders.

  • Safety Comes First.
  • Why Use Frit and Powder?
  • How to Work Frit and Powder.
  • Application.
  • Color Effects.
3/15/2002 6 Flame Settings and Torches.

  • Torch Size and Type.
  • Torch Operation.
  • Flame Settings.
  • Where To Work In The Flame.
  • The Importance of Oxidation.
2/28/2002 5 Transparents.

  • Workability.
  • Application
2/15/2002 4 Transparent Strikers.

  • Maximizing the potential.
  • Vibrant color effects
2/1/2002 3 Northstar’s Educating the Community.

  • Suellen Fowler.
  • Linfield College.
  • Ginny Sycuro.
1/15/2002 2 Exploring the Amber/Purple Family

  • Making the Amber/Purples Work.
  • Utilizing the Color.
1/1/2002 1 The Wonderful World of Exotics.

  • Working Tips.
  • Application Tips