COPPERPLATE ENGRAVING WORKSHOP
21st-22nd September 2019, 10.30am-5.00pm (two day weekend workshop)
NEW FOR 2019!
Using the print workshop at the Hot Bed Press, the weekend workshop will introduce experienced hand engravers to the skill of copperplate engraving. Overseen by Angus McFadyen, technicians from the Hot Bed Press will teach engravers how to use the printing presses. This workshop will not teach students how to engrave but it gives engravers a unique opportunity to experiment with copperplate engraving and test print as they go along, learning from the technicians and fellow engraving students. Aimed at professional and experienced hand engravers, this workshop is not suitable for beginners.
The course is co-ordinated by Angus McFadyen; a professional silversmith and engraver with over 25 years of experience producing tableware and working to commission. The majority of Angus’s work is surface decorated with low relief pictorial engraving, often with gold or silver inlays. In recent years Angus has specialised in clock and watch engraving. Angus is an experienced workshop leader, having taught at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and for the Creative Dimension Trust.
The workshop aims to preserve and promote the ancient skill of copperplate engraving in the UK. All workshop participants will be given a postcard sized piece of copper to take away from the workshop and engrave in their own time with a design of their own choice. The completed plates must be returned to the Hand Engravers Association by 31 March 2020 and will form part of a new handling collection, displayed at exhibitions and demonstrations.
With thanks to the generous support of our partner, the Goldsmiths’ Centre, the course is offered FOR FREE. To be eligible to apply for a place you must return a completed application form, be UK resident and a member of the Hand Engravers Association. (Join at www.membermojo.co.uk/handengravers). There is no age limit.
Download the APPLICATION FORM Copperplate Workshop 21-22 September 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 AUGUST 2019, midday