"When I first set eyes on Van Dyke Brown I thought that it would be perfect for my hare beads with its greys, browns and beiges and it most certainly is. On the rod the colour is much darker than how it came out for me, but I had been working it for quite a long time in forming the hares in my work, and it did involve a lot of heating, cooling and reheating. The colour paled more after etching. On melting the glass was nice to use and to work with, being neither too soft nor too stiff and worked nicely for sculptural. However I am wondering if it will show more variation in its colour when not worked as long, and the heating and reheating being kept to a minimum?"