• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Just enjoying making

    Getting back to enjoying making work after four and a half years of academia. The joy comes from making work and undertaking research just for me. Reflecting on the alchemy inherent in fire and electrolysis to transform wood and metal.  

  • When Carbon Meets Silicone

    When Carbon Meets Silicone

  • Working on a New piece

    Wall piece 107 x 40 cm. plate are 20 x 6 cm. The plates are copper clones made by the electrotyping process of an original aluminium plate. The timber I have for the base is 5 cm thick, so the whole piece is going to quite heavy.

  • Exhibition Extended Until September 1st.