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.
In the Depths
Corroded Copper 21 x 38 cm
Electrolytic action on copper
1/2 June 2017
This workshop will teach two etching processes that can be used to etch at home or in a classroom situation, these are saline sulphate and electro-etching.
Both processes have been described as being ‘safe etching’ however in this workshop we will focus on their potential for alternative mark making rather than on their non-toxic credentials. Don Braisby who is teaching the workshop is completing his doctoral thesis on electro-etching.
- Provide a simple introduction to the theory and practice of electro- etching.
- Introduce the equipment needed for electro-etching and plating, how to set it up and use it safely.
- Creative plate making, resists and stop outs
- Preparation and etching of plates.
- Participants will have gained a working knowledge of both saline sulphate and electro-etching
- To make and proof at least one plate in each process.
- Introduced to electroforming and electrotyping as a potential process in sculpture and printmaking.
- provide feedback for use in research.
Non-members £120.00/Members £75.00
Booking essential (via email or telephone)
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