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Glasgow Seed Library

Plants and Pigments

Sat 11 June 2022

Tickets no longer available
Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Relaxed event

A sheet of coloured ink swatches in shades of brown and green

Swatches from natural inks

How can we harness the colours of plants and flowers?

In a relaxed outdoor workshop, artist Kate Temple will introduce some simple ink-making processes using natural plant material.

On a short walk, explore the local plants which are suitable for ink-making and do some foraging. Then, experiment with different ways to extract colour and work with inks. We will play with making marks and drawings using simple tools and household modifiers such as salt, bicarb and vinegar.

You are encouraged to bring along any plant material that you think might make interesting colours. Please also bring a few empty jars and a fork from home.

About the contributors

Kate Temple is a visual artist living near Edinburgh, who works with installation, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting and performance. Recent projects include an Imaginate residency in a primary school focussing on collections and objects, a collaborative performance project about deafness and an ongoing project about the myth of Echo and Narcissus. Drawing and collecting are regular elements of Kate's practice. During the pandemic she has been working with plant material foraged from near her home and has been making her own 'living' inks; oak gall, acorn cap, tree bark, elderberry, bramble, rosehip, sloe, gorse, nettle, tulip petal, copper and iron.

Glasgow Seed School is a slow season of free workshops, talks and events. It aims to nurture seed stewardship and help growers build climate, food and community resilience. It is organised by Glasgow Seed Library, in collaboration with friends and partner organisations across the city.

Event Collection

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD


11:30am - 1:30pm
2:30pm - 4:30pm


All ages


Free but ticketed

Tickets: This event is free but ticketed and places are strictly limited. Please only book if you intend to attend the workshop.


Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

The garden has uneven ground in places, but we can make the workshop accessible to wheelchair users. There is a carpark and wheelchair accessible toilet. Please let us know if you have further access requests or to notify us of any allergies in advance, by emailing