Aquatic Carnival Rod - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Flame or kiln strike at 1075° F. Work neutral; reduce at end for metallic effects.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo
Aquatic Carnival really taught me the potential of the Carnival series. It is a very deep teal transparent, packed with silver and copper. A neutral flame keeps the piece looking like the cane before being fired. An over oxidizing sharp hot flame setting may scum or boil when repeatedly immersed into the fire. To best avoid unwanted effects, either work your piece in the middle of the length of your torch flame or pre-encase with clear.
When Aquatic Carnival is on the surface you can repeatedly reduce in the torch flame to bring out an array of color and effects. Try rotating the area you want reduced until a soft orange glow (not molten) appears, then remove from flame and wait a moment to see the result. Reduction at the end of the creation process yields completely different results than a piece worked in a reduction flame the whole time it was made. Bursts and gradients of greens and blues on the top of the deep teal creates beautiful tones, very reminiscent of water and the play of light on the ocean.
Ratings & Reviews
by Tyler S -
This color is amazing IF you know how to work it. to you new guys and girls, if you are getting muddy play dough looking colors, you need to crank your oxygen to a loud oxy flame. the color can take some abuse, and turns out looking similiar to oil in water. i dont recommend for I/O work.
by Sean O -
This has some of the best color combinations I've ever seen. I use small amounts on the inside and let the fume stretch and coat the inside
by Alan R -
This color can yield a rainbow of hues depending on how you flame/kiln strike the color. There is a ton of silver packed in this color and when put in a reductive flame gets a "mother of pearl" look to the surface of the glass. Works well in all applications and looks great encased as it comes out as a milky green/teal