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Glass Alchemy

 

Glass Alchemy began in 2000, when our parents, Henry Grimmett and Susan Webb-Grimmett brought their passion for science and art together to create a colour palette for the emerging borosilicate art scene. When Glass Alchemy started, the industry was a very different place than it is today. Colour selection was almost non-existent and Henry and Susan needed all their dedication, creativity and passion to build a healthy foundation for this new industry.

As the second generation of family business owners, with over a decade of experience, we are committed to continuing our company’s trailblazing legacy.  The beauty of being a small, family business is that we get to imagine the future of our industry and make our vision come true. We come to work every day with the goal of making the best, most exciting glass this industry has ever seen. We love what we do!

Glass Alchemy has been a pioneer from day one and we will continue to strive to be on the forefront of this amazing industry.

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GA Pumpkin Single Rod

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'Tis the season!

This is a darker version of Orange Crayon and perfect for all the pumpkins you want to make this holiday season :)

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GA Pumpkin 125grm

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'Tis the season!

This is a darker version of Orange Crayon and perfect for all the pumpkins you want to make this holiday season :)

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GA Black Pearl Single Rod

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In honor of their 20th Anniversary, Glass Alchemy is bringing back select retired colors for a limited time!! Black Pearl is now available.

After conducting a workshop on metal lusters and surface work, a student asked why there were no black luster colors. What a brilliant idea. Inspired by this conversation, Glass Alchemy started playing with various formulas that would have the following characteristics: be black, opaque, difficult to muddy, easy to luster, demonstrate non-metallic striking effects! After extensive testing of several formulas, Black Pearl was introduced.

Working Tip: Flame or kiln strike at 1075°F. Work neutral; reduce at end for metallic effects.

Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"This color is really nice. The combination of black opaque glass and silver creates beautiful results that can be controlled, to a certain extent. The silver emerging on the surface of the color can be burned off with a hot sharp flame and then reduction can be used to control the amount of silver metallic shine or colored haze desired.

I like working this color without clear encasement, but clear can be added to trap luster and add to design and color possibilities. The color of the luster is mostly greens and blues but can vary depending on application to a range of violets and other colors." - Mike Shelbo

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GA Black Pearl 125grm

Details

In honor of their 20th Anniversary, Glass Alchemy is bringing back select retired colors for a limited time!! Black Pearl is now available.

After conducting a workshop on metal lusters and surface work, a student asked why there were no black luster colors. What a brilliant idea. Inspired by this conversation, Glass Alchemy started playing with various formulas that would have the following characteristics: be black, opaque, difficult to muddy, easy to luster, demonstrate non-metallic striking effects! After extensive testing of several formulas, Black Pearl was introduced.

Working Tip: Flame or kiln strike at 1075°F. Work neutral; reduce at end for metallic effects.

Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"This color is really nice. The combination of black opaque glass and silver creates beautiful results that can be controlled, to a certain extent. The silver emerging on the surface of the color can be burned off with a hot sharp flame and then reduction can be used to control the amount of silver metallic shine or colored haze desired.

I like working this color without clear encasement, but clear can be added to trap luster and add to design and color possibilities. The color of the luster is mostly greens and blues but can vary depending on application to a range of violets and other colors." - Mike Shelbo

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Frit Sample Set

The Frit Sample Set includes a samples of all in-stock frit colours in Large, 25 grade;  Medium, 38 grade & Small, 70 grade.
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Medium Size Frit Taster Pack

Three packs of galss Alchemy Medium sized frit , 20grams per pack.

1 x Triple passion

1 x Peacock Chameleon

1 x Alchemy Mint

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GA Atlantis Single Rod

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Atlantis is a beautiful transparent, reminiscent of our old Teal, 531 without the copper and potential for red reduction.

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint.

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GA Atlantis 125grm

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Atlantis is a beautiful transparent, reminiscent of our old Teal, 531 without the copper and potential for red reduction.

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint.

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GA Thomas' Test Lab Blue Silver Single Rod

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We are bringing back the Blue Shades and adding a little kick.  Blue Silver are test batches leading up to Ozone.  The rods have a blue base colour with a hint of playfulness.

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GA Thomas Test Lab Blue silver 125grm

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We are bringing back the Blue Shades and adding a little kick.  Blue Silver are test batches leading up to Ozone.  The rods have a blue base colour with a hint of playfulness.

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GA Thomas' Test Lab Nimbus Single Rod

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Nimbus is a copper free, pastel blue green.  Based on our colour Atlantis, Nimbus is an easy to work colour, with no fear of red reduction.

Note: The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set. This allows us to offer our test batches at a lower price.

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GA Thomas' Test Lab Nimbus 125grm

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Nimbus is a copper free, pastel blue green.  Based on our colour Atlantis, Nimbus is an easy to work colour, with no fear of red reduction.

Note: The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set. This allows us to offer our test batches at a lower price.

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GA Small Batch Ether Single Rod

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Following the release of Antidote and the kick off of our pastel palette, we are excited to bring you Ether!!  This colour was in the Test Lab as Pastel blue.  The formula has been finalized based on your feedback and has received stellar reviews!!

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint. Blow-outs work best with the Pastel colours.

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GA Small Batch Ether 125grm

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Following the release of Antidote and the kick off of our pastel palette, we are excited to bring you Ether!!  This colour was in the Test Lab as Pastel blue.  The formula has been finalized based on your feedback and has received stellar reviews!!

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint. Blow-outs work best with the Pastel colours.

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GA Small Batch Antidote Single Rod

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This pastel green is a highly workable and compatible translucent colour. 

Antidote works really well in all flame types and has held up to every test it has been put through, from simple murrine to solid sculpture.

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint.

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GA Small Batch Antidote 125grm

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This pastel green is a highly workable and compatible translucent colour. 

Antidote works really well in all flame types and has held up to every test it has been put through, from simple murrine to solid sculpture.

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible. Try thinning it out for a milky tint.

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GA Zen Single Stick

Zen is a fresh new addition to our Pastel Palette. Zen is a beautiful soft aqua blue-green that adds a tranquil touch to the pastel line-up. Zen is a pastel version of Tonic, and does contain copper.

Working Tip: While this colour can be worked without encasement, for longer working times, we recommend a thin sleeve of clear.

First Quality Product Specifications:
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter

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GA Zen 125grm

Zen is a fresh new addition to our Pastel Palette. Zen is a beautiful soft aqua blue-green that adds a tranquil touch to the pastel line-up. Zen is a pastel version of Tonic, and does contain copper.

Working Tip: While this colour can be worked without encasement, for longer working times, we recommend a thin sleeve of clear.

First Quality Product Specifications:
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter

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GA Yellow Crayon Single Rod

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Yellow Crayon is a bright, school bus yellow. Dense, highly workable and vibrant, Yellow Crayon has been reformulated from the ground up as a Neo-Cad. 

 

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GA Yellow Crayon 125grm

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Yellow Crayon is a bright, school bus yellow. Dense, highly workable and vibrant, Yellow Crayon has been reformulated from the ground up as a Neo-Cad.