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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 Frit Selection Pack

A selection of 4 Glass Alchemy size 38 boro frits , the selection will be Alchemy Mint, Clear , Peacock Chameleon and Triple Passion.

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GA Zen Dragon Single Road

About Zen Dragon

This Sale item is Zen with a hint of Dragon's Blood.  Zen is a beautiful soft aqua blue-green that adds a tranquil touch to the pastel line-up. Expect some red highlights with the addition of Dragon's Blood in this colour.

Working Tip: Work neutral to oxidizing for best results, but expect red streaking.

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GA Zen Dragon 125grm

About Zen Dragon

This Sale item is Zen with a hint of Dragon's Blood.  Zen is a beautiful soft aqua blue-green that adds a tranquil touch to the pastel line-up. Expect some red highlights with the addition of Dragon's Blood in this colour.

Working Tip: Work neutral to oxidizing for best results, but expect red streaking.

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GA Atlantis Single Rod

About Atlantis, 4196

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

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible.

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GA Atlantis 125grm

About Atlantis, 4196

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

Working Tip: Work it hot or cool, in as close to a neutral flame as possible.

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GA Cotton Candy Single Rod

About Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy is a CFL shifter on a pastel base.  This colour is creamy and easy to work. Violet under natural light, the colour will shift to a soft blue under CFL.

Working Tip: Be sure not to get this colour too hot when in a thin application as to not cook out the pastel base and turn it transparent.  Work in a neutral flame. Blow outs work best with the pastel colours. 

Note: Thomas' Test Lab contains good quality glass. The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set.

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GA Cotton Candy 125grm

About Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy is a CFL shifter on a pastel base.  This colour is creamy and easy to work. Violet under natural light, the colour will shift to a soft blue under CFL.

Working Tip: Be sure not to get this colour too hot when in a thin application as to not cook out the pastel base and turn it transparent.  Work in a neutral flame. Blow outs work best with the pastel colours. 

Note: Thomas' Test Lab contains good quality glass. The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set.

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GA Tangie Single Rod

About Tangie

We are thrilled to introduce you all to Tangie!  This colour has been in the works for quite some time.  You may have tried some Orange Shades test batches leading up to the development of this vibrant, easy to work semi-transparent orange.

Working Tip: Pre-heat in outer flame. Avoid rapid heating

Note: Thomas' Test Lab contains good quality glass. The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set.

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GA Tangie 125grm

About Tangie

We are thrilled to introduce you all to Tangie!  This colour has been in the works for quite some time.  You may have tried some Orange Shades test batches leading up to the development of this vibrant, easy to work semi-transparent orange.

Working Tip: Pre-heat in outer flame. Avoid rapid heating

Note: Thomas' Test Lab contains good quality glass. The colour formulation is still not final and final QC parameters have not been set.

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GA Pumpkin Single Rod

Product Details:

'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

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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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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GA Atlantis Single Rod

Product Details:

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

Product Details:

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

Product Details:

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

Product Details:

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

Product Details:

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

Product Details:

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 Antidote Single Rod

Product Details:

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.