About Amazon Canyon, 8387
Amazon Canyon is a unique color in the borosilicate palette. A highly saturated striking color that produces amazing, organic, earthy browns mixed with creams as well as astounding metallic surfaces. This color has a unique look that will set your work apart from the rest.
Working Tip: Flame or kiln strike at 1075°F. Work neutral; reduce at end for metallic effects. Have fun, this is a playful color that likes to be punished. Re-strike selected areas multiple times introducing reduction from time-to-time to maximize the potential.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"With a transparent beryl brown base, the silver in Amazon Canyon provides a variety of surface finishes ranging between cool colored pastels that luster a soft pattern to a metallic blue green. I like to work this color with a sharp hot flame to try and keep the surface from a thick build up of metals. This way at the end of the piece a minor increase in propane on your flame setting will help bring out highlights in the color." - Mike Shelbo