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.
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 …
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.