What a great afternoon at our March 8 Study Group meeting, and what a perfect example of cooperation among Study Group members. Cran Campbell, Jack Campbell, Judy Dominic, Carol Freid and Anne Leader each contributed their individual expertise and enthusiasm about the making and use of walnut ink. For the afternoon, the Corryville Branch Library was transformed into a fair, with each of the presenters at a separate booth.
Anne Leader opened the session by explaining her process for making her own walnut ink, and later answered questions from virtually everyone in the group, now determined to begin collecting walnuts and making some of the beautiful ink. Each attendee went home with detailed instructions and a bottle of Anne's ink to continue experimenting.
|Anne brought several vintages of her homemade ink|
|Judy's walnut display|
|Carol's mark making display|
Twenty happy participants each left with a handful of experiments on paper, a head full of new information a lovely little kit of small mark making tools and a beautiful brush rest thanks to Carol and Anne's generosity and skill as potters. Many thanks to Anne, Carol, Cran, Jack and Judy for all of their hard work making this one of the real highlights of the Study Group calendar in the last several years.