Wet Ground Etching
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About this process
This technique is the equivalent to ‘Soft Ground’ in traditional etching. The technique was developed by Gerald Ferstman and adopted by Alfons Bytautas when he worked at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop.
At Green Door, we have developed the technique and used it to achieve varied amount of different effects. A safe, alternative, wet soft ground is laid on the plate as textural articles can be passed through the press to take imprints, and/or drawings can be made (on their own/or as well) to draw out the ground, before the plate is then hardened and bitten. This method is a very loose, creative way to produce plates before finally printing them.
The results can be extremely interesting and impressive depending on the articles used to take the impressions, along with the composition used. The articles will give an overall high definition of detail in the finished print. This outcome can be highly desirable to textile designers, appeal to complete beginners to etching, as well as artists who wish to experiment and etchers who wish to learn new processes.
How to book
If you are interested in undertaking a this process as a tailored course at Green Door, please get in touch with us. If you would like to discuss your project, we highly recommend that you arrange a date to come into the studio in order to discuss your course beforehand so we can learn more about your aims. To confirm your booking you will need to complete an online booking form and provide a minimum 50% (non-refundable) deposit.
These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.
5 hours (one day)
including lunch break
All materials and notes are included in the price of this workshop. No previous experience of printmaking is required.
For details about what to prepare before for your course begins, please read through our How to Prepare page.
Our regular rate is applicable if you are currently in full or part time employment.
If you would like to book this course as a personalised workshop with family or friends, please note, flat rate prices quoted are for groups of between 2-4 participants.
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Concessionary Rate £135
Our concessionary rate is applicable if you are aged 60 years or older, aged 13 years or younger, and/or in receipt of any state benefits. Please note: undergraduate students are not eligible for our concessionary rate.
Student Rate £115
Our student rate is applicable if you are aged 13+ years, and in full-time education or currently studying towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.
£150 / £135 concessions