About donbraisby

Artist's Statement My work is a record of an exploration of self and other, through passage and place. The narrative is articulated using the language of abstraction and metaphor. The final image is a shadow memory of the creative journey. The images that speak loudest to me are those found in ancient; cave and rock paintings, and the marks left in the landscape, around my home in North Wales, that record the decaying history of our industrial past. These images speak beyond culture and time. The finished work requires a viewer. The image demands to be seen, this is how it becomes alive. A new narrative is forged between the image and the viewer. The relationship developed between the image and viewer depends on the interplay and resonance between the image and the viewer’s memories, dreams and experiences. The title of a piece may direct the viewer to make a specific relationship with it. I prefer the relationship between the viewer and my work to be unmediated by titles; the ones I provide are merely my introduction of the image to the viewer.

Further Experimentation with Electrotyping

Getting playful and experimental after the academic rigour of the PhD.

First photograph as the artefacts came out of the electrolytic cell. They all had a total of 36 hours of electrolysis. The medallions are 5.5 x 8 cm. and 5.0 x 8 cm. and the buddha head 13 x 8 cm.IMG_0151

The larger off the medallions weighs 33.9 gm. and the smaller 26.1 gm. the Buddha head 38.6 gm.

Saline Sulphate & Electro- Etching Workshop Regional Print Centre Wrexham

Saline sulphate and electro-etching with Don Braisby

 1/2 June 2017

10:00-16:00

This workshop will teach two etching processes that can be used to etch at home or in a classroom situation, these are saline sulphate and electro-etching.

Both processes have been described as being ‘safe etching’ however in this workshop we will focus on their potential for alternative mark making rather than on their non-toxic credentials. Don Braisby who is teaching the workshop is completing his doctoral thesis on electro-etching.

 Workshops aim:

  • Provide a simple introduction to the theory and practice of electro- etching.
  • Introduce the equipment needed for electro-etching and plating, how to set it up and use it safely.
  • Creative plate making, resists and stop outs
  • Preparation and etching of plates.

 Objectives:

  • Participants will have gained a working knowledge of both saline sulphate and electro-etching
  • To make and proof at least one plate in each process.
  • Introduced to electroforming and electrotyping as a potential process in sculpture and printmaking.
  • provide feedback for use in research.

 Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

email: printcentre@cambria.ac.uk

telephone: 01978 267629