Agua Azul, 446 Rods
Agua Azul, 446 is hailed by many as the best boro color ever. It looks great on its own, compliments or contrasts nearly all colors in the Glass Alchemy palette, and works great in encasement applications. These features and many more have allowed Agua Azul, 446 to become one of the finest opaques in the borosilicate world.
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." - Mike Shelbo