Cobalt Light Rod - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Work in neutral flame to avoid reduction (gray streaks).
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
This color is, quite simply, just a nice water blue transparent. Working characteristics are just like working clear glass. For blowing or solid sculpture, color can be worked extensively without encasement. When blown out thin enough the blue tint will be less visible. Cobalt Lite is a great color for studying how heat is soaked in to the core of your piece. The shift in color as heating penetrates the layers of thickness in your work will show you how quickly you can warm, or flash, your work and have the core warm-up without losing any sharp detail you may have on the surface.