Wisteria was a breakthrough color for the Trautman Art Glass boro palette: a dense opaque purple that is only translucent when thin. Textured rods smooth out in the flame. Like all of the opaque Candy colors, Wisteria prefers a soft, enveloping flame. It's not boily, but it can have some air in the rods. If you put it in to a forceful flame when cold, the air rushing to the surface can mimic boil. This is why TAG suggests working slowly and in a bushy soft neutral flame, to allow the occasional larger air bubbles to escape as you work. While many people have great success with these colors, the opaque Candy color line is known to have a slightly higher COE; please test in your application. May perform better under clear than over clear; Wisteria is known to crack or "check" when laid over thin clear and tooled or sculpted.
Size: Diameter 5-7mm, length 20", weight per rod .07 lb, approximately 12-15 rods per pound. There is a quarter pound minimum per color. All TAG rods are first quality.
ATTENTION: Due to the weight and length of the rods you may receive .30 pound vs .25 pound (as an example) when ordering. This will cause the cost to rise and the amount you expect to pay for your glass may change.
If this is a problem, please let us know and we will “underweigh” your glass. This means instead of .25 pound you may receive .20 to .22 pound. Please be aware that it is almost impossible to pull exactly .25 pound. We will always try our best to get as close as possible to the weight that is ordered, but due to the factors stated, these weights may substantially increase the total cost of your order.