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 image on the left is the reverse of the plate which is still attached to the mould and on the right is the part of the bench from which the impression was taken from.

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 effective and creative replacement for acid etching and its alternatives. The combination of the safer etching techniques and electro-etching makes it possible to etch in an open studio and to teach etching in the classroom.

This is a practical hands-on workshop

Workshops aim:

  • Provide a simple introduction to the theory and practice of electro-etching and safer etching.
  • Introduce the equipment needed for electro-etching and plating, how to set it up and use it safely.
  • Creative plate making using safer methods and processes to; lay grounds, aquatint plates, spit bite and sugar lift.
  • Proofing and printing plates in two colours.
  • Introduced participants to electroforming and electrotyping as a potential process in printmaking, jewellery and sculpture.

Objectives:

  • Participants will have gained a working knowledge of electro-etching and the use of safer etching processes and techniques to use in their print making practice.
  • Provide feedback for post-doctoral research.

http://www.printmakingstudio.co.uk/

https://donbraisby.me/

Non-members £140.00/Members £90.00

Booking essential (via email or telephone)

Stereotyped plate

P1020008

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’ .