Agua Azul Rod - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Work this color in a neutral flame. Garage at 975° F, anneal at 1050° F.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
This opaque aqua blue works great and has never given me any problems. I know that it is one of the most popular Glass Alchemy colors and the reason is because no matter which way you work it, the results are fantastic. I use it for murrine, solid sculpture, blown work on clear tubing or coil potted and with or without encasement in clear.
Agua Azul holds its color as it is drawn out into stringers and is applied smoothly and works creamy. When blown extremely thin you can see slight translucent qualities and minuscule air bubbles, but this only shows when not encased and blown thinner than 1mm.
Complimenting and contrasting a wide array of Glass Alchemy colors, Agua Azul is a mandatory part of my palette and has been since I first used it long ago.
Ratings & Reviews
Works like butter
by Mike H -
Buttery smooth and creamy color to work. Looks great with so many other colors. What you see is what you get with this one. As the description says, one of the most popular boro colors of all time. Very true. Great in all applications. A must have color if you haven't tried it. You won't be disappointed with this one.
by Lori E -
I'm not generally a big fan of opaque, wysiwyg colors. I like sparkle and silver and bling. But Agua Azul is such a smooth, easy-to-work color -- I love using it as a backing on pendants. I tend to get impatient and boil most opaque colors, but I honestly don't think that's possible with Agua Azul. The color stays smooth, and it's saturated enough to work thin.
Usable in any application
by Alan R -
It's hard to start writing a review about this color just because there are so many great things about it: brightness, sheen, workability, stability, color. Works into itself on coil pot or encalmo work. Can be thinned down in stringers while still retaining it's color and saturation. Doesn't boil, what you see is what you get. Looks great in blue/green fades. You can't have too much of this color