Messy Color™ Porpoise Ltd Run

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Porpoise Ltd Run (511828)<br />An opaque gray with a hint of green.

An opaque gray with a hint of green.

"I like this color, it is easy to apply and has many uses." – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox

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CiM Porpoise
Melanie Graham
CiM Porpoise decorated with a layered cane of white and Cleopatra and vine cane made of Elphaba layered with Eden
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Porpoise spacers; 2 main beads are Effetre black 064 with Porpoise and TAG Fire Lotus
Juliette Mullett
Left to right: CiM Porpoise, Elixir, Mantis, Ectoplasm, & Poison Apple
Heike Loos
Cim Porpoise
Caroline Davis
CiM Porpoise with a bit of Anole for surface decoration
Gloria Sevey

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Porpoise is an opaque gray that leans toward green.
Porpoise is a new color to the 104 palette. It is a beautiful medium grey color. – Paula Schertz
“Porpoise seems to fall somewhere between Effetre Light Gray and Effetre Dark Gray in hue. It's much darker than Pearl Grey, and less blue/green than Bayou, another new CiM colour.” Read more at Melanie’s blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Porpoise is an almost neutral grey, with that ability to look different, depending on the surrounding colors. With black, it looks pure grey, but takes on a bluish or greenish tone if next to those colours. It's a nice colour to work, and it really does make me think of porpoises and dolphins." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
“Porpoise is a medium grey opaque. When it is molten, it is disconcertingly green in colour. I thought for sure that the finished beads would be greenish, but they aren't in the least. Reducing Porpoise turns it brown.” Read more at Melanie’s blog.
Melanie Graham
"It appears that the spacers have taken on a pearl finish when they emerged from the kiln. I am not sure if this was due to the silver foil/glass frit on the nearby beads or if this is something that can be replicated again in Porpoise beads on their own. Could the formula have similar chemistry to the darker Tahitian Pearl? More experimenting will be required to confirm." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Porpoise is a dark gray opaque. The rod has a tint of green/gray, however don’t let this fool you, the melt is much more of a true gray in nature. Pictured by Bayou in the assorted sample photo, Porpoise is much darker than Bayou. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"I like this color, it is easy to apply and has many uses."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Porpoise is a streaky medium grey. It makes a great raccoon. When it is heated it goes green in the flame and I thought maybe I had gotten my Porpoise rod confused with my Bayou rod, however when cool it is a neutral grey rather than a grey green."
Caroline Davis
"These textured ammonite beads have been burnished with fine silver leaf." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Porpoise melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. It works excellent alone or as a base color. It is a fabulous base for frits. A base of Porpoise was a gorgeous base for Val Cox Starry Night frit blend. Porpoise was a fantastic base for the stipple stitch bead with Triton stringer. I love greys and Porpoise is no exception."
Paula Schertz
"It must be tricky making grey glass and coming up with an interesting name for it. Porpoise is a good name, though. Much better than ‘John Major’ or ‘Filing Cabinet’. Porpoise is a nice medium grey. It’s quite streaky but melted fine and the rod was well-behaved on the shockpoppery front. Porpoise goes green when it’s hot and for a while I thought I’d open the kiln to green beads but then I remembered that no, porpoises are grey and yep, the beads ended up that way too." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
Left to right: CiM Weimaraner- CiM Koala - Reichenbach Mystic Gray - CiM Porpoise. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: CiM Weimaraner- CiM Koala - Reichenbach Mystic Gray - CiM Porpoise. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"A beautiful grey green that reacts beautifully with silver glass. A creamy consistency that can leave some trails of colour the more it is heated, giving a more organic look. Here shown with Effetre black 064 dots and DH Triton dots over the black dots."
Juliette Mullett