Purple Luster - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Get this color white hot to erase the striking history. A variety of effects are achievable depending on how long you flame/kiln strike.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"Purple Luster is definitely one of my favorites and can be many colors depending on how you use it.
I like the color best unencased because of the ability to use the flame to control how much blue will be on the surface. This color has silver in it, so the amount of reduction you use in your flame settings during the making of the piece will determine how much silver fumes over your work as you manipulate it.
Encasement can yield results of softer, more gradient tones.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
easy color to strike
by Sean O
With a reduction flame this color will produce the deepest purples ever. This is a great color an I use it all the time.
Interesting but not fantastic
by Alan R
Purple luster is best used thick or covering other colors like Sno White to really pop. Easily worked, if kilned too hot will blacken and if the piece is already dark before going into the kiln it will only get darker from there. I recommend flame striking it at least twice before putting it into your kiln cycle
by Josh j
this is a deep striking purple which will yield many hues of purple, blue and green. very cool color on the inside if you get it in there before it strikes...
by Chris H
Hands down one of my favorite colors.A true staple in my shop.Purple luster works with the smoothness of clear,stands up to any application,and looks great in the process.Capable of striking a wide range of purples from light violet to a dark royal,and anything in between.