This April, you’re invited to the intercollegiate symposium Alloy. Speakers and workshops at this event will explore boundaries and intersections of method and technique through the perspectives of maker, fabricator, artist, craftsman and metalsmith. Metalsmithing is more than a profession, more…
Enveloped is coming right along, slowly but surly despite being exhausted physically by making it.
I decided to etch finger prints and contour lines into this piece before chasing it. I used a soft ground asphaltum (the black tar stuff) as a resist and spent several days scoring out the lines on the hands before giving the whole big thing a ferric chloride bath!
After several rounds of burning off the asphaltum, I uncovered a successful etch. Now it’s time to hammer again!