Electrotyping


  • Experimenting with Enamelling

    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.


  • Stereotyping

    Nineteenth century 3D printing, a process called stereotyping using electrolysis to make an exact copy of an object. The first picture is the artefact and the copper stereotype made of it. The second is of the mould made of it in latex. The mould is made conductive with graphite and placed in a frame to […]


  • Making an Electrotype of a Composited Letterpress Chase

    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.


  • Electrotyped Cast of a Workbench

    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 […]


  • Electrotyped plates for series of prints Hartsheath Textures and Colours

    Inked up plates.


  • Working with Frances Carlile

    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.


  • Electro-Etching Workshop June 2018

    Electro-etching with Andrew Baldwin and Don Braisby An integrated safer & less toxic approach to etching 31 May & 1 June 2018 10:00am-4:00pm This workshop will demonstrate the mark making potential of combining the use of electro-etching and the safer etching processes and techniques developed and taught by Andrew Baldwin. Electro-etching provides a safe, cost […]


  • Print from stereotype plate

    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 […]


  • Stereotyped plate

    Stereotyped plate

    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’ .  


  • Stereotype progress

    Stereotype progress

    Over the last twelve hours a total of 37g has been deposited on the mandrel. The pure copper has a magical colour and to my eye it is an object of beauty in itself. I have used the stereotype process in the past to copy etching plates, this is the first time I have used […]