Wednesday, 1 November 2017

One of my etchings has been selected to be part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection

I'm very excited that one of my etchings, 'Bare mountain' has been selected to be part of the Victoria and Albert Museum's permanent collection.    Currently it can be seen at Morley Gallery in London but, two from this edition, will be kept in the V & A.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Society of Artists' exhibition - 'Hedgrow to hillside - the Wrekin' etching currently on exhibition in the gallery until 18 November 2017

If you would like to see the etching 'Hedgrow to hillside', it is on show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery until 18 November, 2017. 


Printing my etching Hedgerow to hillside - the Wrekin

Once I have an image on my etching plate, this is how I ink and print it.  If I want another one, it is possible to go through the process again but the next print will not be exactly the same - it's hand printed so every print is unique.



 Etching a metal plate in copper sulphat

 Putting onto onto the plate - pressing it into the grooves with a piece of rubber


The metal plate is on a hotplate to make the ink looser and easier to wipe
 Wiping excess ink from the surface of the plate using paper (Yellow pages)

 Printing the etching plate on the press

 Peeling back the paper to check it has printed well
The final print From Hedgrow to hillside'

Many thanks to Graham Stubbs for taking the photos.