During September, I'm processing a limited amount of black walnut, oak gall (Knopper and oak apple) as well as alder buckthorn inks. Natural inks are live and the colour can vary on different surfaces, though the size in decent paper will help to fix the ink. They're lovely to draw and paint with or use with mixed media, you get a rich brown (walnut), a warm grey/black which gets blacker with age (oak gall) and a vibrant earthy yellow (buckthorn). Where possible, they are made with ingredients sourced locally to me in north Kent - and preserved. They'll last about a year - though the oak gall will last a lot longer. The inks cost between £15.00 - £8 depending on the ink and bottle size, plus £3 postage. Please contact me for more details.

Ink bottles
Ink test strip

+ Courses on ink-making - and mark making from observing nature will be running in late 2020, watch this space. Check the Courses and Workshops section for more details.