Stereotyping makes it possible to edition plates as well as prints. The plates become works of art in their own right. They can be enamelled or plated with a different metal.
Collaborative project with Heather Prescott at the Wrexham Regional Print Centre. In the past the electrotype process was used to make metal copies of letterpress type.
As part of the Wrexham Print Centres Harts heath Project I have made an electrotyped plate of a workbench that was estimated as being first used in the early nineteenth century. Unfortunately I was only able to take an impression from a small part of it before the bench was removed to a museum. The …
Collaborating with Wayne Clarke Head of Ceramics Glyndwr University in examining the use of electrolysis in making and decorating ceramic art.
Exploration in electro-forming as a sculptural process.
Inked up plates.
Picture from Frances of the second piece of hers that we plated on Friday 11th.
Electro-forming some sculptures made by Frances Carlile from blackthorn branches. Photograph shows one of Frances’s pieces ‘Breakwater’ standing on a piece of mine entitled ‘Tide’ Really fun creative day.
This is one of the first prints off the stereotyped plate from earlier entries in my research blog. The plate was inked up using Hayter’s viscosity method, the second colour being silver, the first being cadmium yellow deep hue . The plate is very heavily embossed, it has been through the press about twenty times …
The final plate has 88g of deposited copper. It will require levelling off on the underside with fibre glass filler or a low temperature metal such as pewter. Three possibilities for inking up stand out, either viscosity printing, Andrew Baldwin’s double drop technique, or as a collagraph ‘a la poupee’ .