oak gall ink

handcrafted ink made from oak galls

Limited edition of 36 bottles
Collection: 2019-2022 | Philadelphia; Delaware Water Gap, PA
Brewed & bottled: August 2022
Available @ the Philadelphia Museum of Art Shop

This is the ink for declarations of love, records of transformation, and bold statements of independence, revolutionary collaboration, and courageous experimentation. The formula for this oak gall ink holds the same ingredients as the ink likely used on the Declaration of Independence and follows a recipe from A Booke of Secrets, a 16th century publication.

This custom small batch of handcrafted drawing ink was made from oak galls collected over 3 years in a city of beloved trees, Philadelphia, and in a state of woods, Pennsylvania.