Ink Takes Shape
is an annual round of handmade ink production in collaboration with an artisan vessel maker. Inks are produced in limited quantities in a custom setting that shows off the skills of the collaborators.
2019 - COCHINEAL ReD + Purple
This is a special formulation of two types of cochineal ink made for the 2019 Ink Takes Shape project. Two ampules (approx. 22 ml each) of cochineal ink. One cochineal red, one cochineal purple - each type is identified by a vintage Canadian Postage Stamp featuring Yousuf Karsh's portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Two empty 30 ml (1oz) jars. An information card. Packaged in a wooden box, tied with string and sealed with a wax seal.
The edition is part of the 2019 Ink Takes Shape project — a collaboration with North Carolina ink maker Thomas Little. Each portion of ink was made by Tim McLaughlin and then sealed with a glassblower's torch by Thomas Little in one of his signature ampules (@a.rural.pen). These ampules were previously featured in the Natural Dye exhibition "Further Evidence" at the Pendland Gallery, Penland School of Craft, North Carolina (2019).
For dip pen or brush. Not recommended for use in fountain pens. Shake gently before use.
2018 - IRON GALL WITH LOGWOOD
in vessels made by Robert Bush Pottery
Robert Bush Pottery
A graduate of Vancouver's Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Robert Bush is known for his innovative crystalline glazes and wheel-thrown pots. He works in stoneware and porcelain using high fire reduction. Since 1981 Robert has been a member of the Circle Craft Artist's Co-operative and his work may be found in the Circle Craft gallery on Granville Island, Vancouver. Robert maintains an active studio practice. Works may also be found on his facebook page.
A big thank you to Robert for being the first INK TAKES SHAPE collaborator.