Ink Blot from CiM - as noted by other reviewers on CiM's site - the rod appears to be a very dark purple, like Effetre's Ink Blue. The rod reads as black, and only when held up to a light can you see the colour.
So right away - I was thinking of diluting it, core-cane, etc.
However - it comes out of the kiln as a slatey, blue grey and not purple at all.
Below, we have from left to right, a self-coloured bead, over clear, over white, and self with a white-cored cane.
I suspect I will like it fine once I get over the disappointment of it not being purple.