Katy’s Ink Review: Organics Studio Potassium

Regardless of how poorly I ever did on the tests, Chemistry was always my favorite class. Oddly enough, I loved memorizing chemical symbols and formulas. When Organics Studio ink came to our site, I was definitely interested in grabbing a few samples. Organics Studio Potassium is definitely a fun one that I had at the top of my list to grab. It is a pleasant dusty-purple color. The inks flow is excellent as the color maintains its richness.

Here is what the color reminds me of:
When I was young and my mom and I used to drive home at night, we would try to name all of the colors in the sky. At sunset there would be a whole smattering of oranges and pinks. We would rattle off names like Kraft-Macaroni-and-Cheese Orange and July-Peach-Pie Pink. But right before the sun would descend, that’s when the purples and deep-deep blues would make their grand appearance. While I didn’t name any of the colors Potassium, I can visualize that same nice purple in the sky tucked right behind a fluffy cloud. It is a pretty, rich, and calming color. 

So today, I wanted to show off this ink a little for y’all. The truth is I love to cook and wish I had more time to do it. At every major Campbell event or holiday there is always Grandma Myrtle’s Pound Cake. And let me tell you it is good. So I figured why not share one of my favorite recipes while showcasing this new color. So here you go friends. It is a feast for your eyes and potentially your stomach.

I was using a Lamy CP1 with a medium nib for most of the writing examples. Anything with a little extra flair was drawn with a Platinum Carbon Brush Pen. I had never used a brush pen before but really liked it. And everything you see was done on a Rhodia No. 18 notepad with blank paper.

Some other colors that are in the same family include Noodler’s Purple Wampum, Diamine Damson, and J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune. I’ve got some side-by-side comparisons for you to check out which I used Rohrer and Klingner Glass Dip Pen for. And just for fun, I threw in some dry times as well. As a lefty, a faster dry time definitely helps. While Organics Studio Potassium is a slower one, I never found myself smearing it all over the place.

 What do you think of the color? Could you see yourself inking it up in the near future?

 We’ll talk soon!

2017-10-11T14:38:03+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Ink Reviews|10 Comments
  • Sean

    Great review, Katy! I love the ink and my wife loves the recipe 🙂

  • Freddy

    What a neat way to review an ink, Katy. A very nice color, indeed.

    I have to tell you, though, I gained three pounds just reading your grandma's recipe. 😉

  • Liz N.

    What a creative way to demo the ink and share a delish recipe! Can't wait to try it! So sad that you're leaving Goulet Pens (I was lucky to have you sign one of my invoices). Best of luck on your new journey!

  • Katy @Gouletpens

    Thanks Liz! I hope you like the pound cake and the ink. 🙂

  • Tom Johnson

    Katy, this is such a wonderful review! The ink color is great, you presented it so creatively. I love your handwriting. Sharing your family cake recipe too is genius. We will be so sad to see you leave, but we wish you all the best in your future. You have made a great number of friends. Thanks for all you have done helping to make Goulet Pens such a special store.

  • Soo Lee

    Katy, I loved this and your other post; such fun ways to showcase some great inks! Your creativity and energy will be missed, but I wish you all the best as you move on to the next chapter of your life.

  • David Murphy


    Great review and extremely creative. I was able to visualize the sunset as you took us through the various colors. Good luck on the next phase of your life's journey!

  • Susan Clarke

    Jus wondering what pen you used? Very creative review… Thank you.

  • Susan Clarke

    Well… As you can see I only read the pictures!! Justbread the article so my question was answered. Hah, just into my first cup of coffee this morning. 😉

  • mike

    Great review! I wish you could set up a subsidiary in the UK no one here offers what you guys do. We do have cultpens but they don't have the hobbyist side covered. Also your prices on Pilot pens are so much cheaper then the UK. I mean a VP cost $240 here!