Nyx was one of our earliest colors and has proven to be one of our lowest selling colors. It was made from Effetre cullet which makes for some production hassles. Therefore, it is being discontinued. However, at the request of those of you who love Nyx, we will keep a few pots on hand here at our shop,but will no longer make it availble through all of our resellers.
Nyx will reduce to a mirror-like or multi-colored luster, as you’d expect from a Double Helix color. It can also be kiln struck for a different effect changing the color from black through a steady fade of Midnight Blue, Lapis, Peacock, Turquoise, and Sky Blue. You can determine the coloration through annealing time, temperature and placement in your kiln.
Tips: We recommend kiln striking a rod of Nyx to estimate the kiln striking time at your annealing temperature. Our kiln striking tests were perfomed between 950 and 970 degrees F. One hour annealing time produced Midnight blue, while Sky Blue tones developed over three to four hours. Higher annealing temperatures push the Sky Blue to a greenish color. Encasing may alter kiln struck color.
Encasing heavily reduced Nyx can produce a mother-of-pearl effect. Speckled and swirled organic effects can be acheived by working the glass very hot before application. Excessive reduction followed by kiln striking can produce earthy caramel tones.