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Jack learnt the art of etching in his twenties, guided by Terence Millington, one of the foremost practitioners of multi-plate colour etching in Britain, if not the world, then gave it up to pursue a twenty-year career as a furniture maker. In 2004, he joined a school as an art and design technician, where his interest in etching was reignited by the schools' acquisition of a printing press. 'Dangerous' etching, as Terence calls it, is no longer practicable in schools, not least for financial restraints, so Jack developed a technique using 1.5mm polycarbonate( perspex to most) sheet and sandpapers. This neatly circumvented the safety and cost problems of using metal and acid. and the technique became widely used by students. Having left the school, Jack is hoping for a late career as a practicing artist, having done his back in as a woodworker! He will work mainly on plastic, trying to develop new techniques as he goes, though has…

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  • Male
  • Born on June 29
  • Joined March 31, 2011

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polycarbonate, copper, steel, aquatint resin, etching inks, wax grounds, scrim, paper, bitumen paint, sandpaper

About

Jack learnt the art of etching in his twenties, guided by Terence Millington, one of the foremost practitioners of multi-plate colour etching in Britain, if not the world, then gave it up to pursue a twenty-year career as a furniture maker. In 2004, he joined a school as an art and design technician, where his interest in etching was reignited by the schools' acquisition of a printing press. 'Dangerous' etching, as Terence calls it, is no longer practicable in schools, not least for financial restraints, so Jack developed a technique using 1.5mm polycarbonate( perspex to most) sheet and sandpapers. This neatly circumvented the safety and cost problems of using metal and acid. and the technique became widely used by students. Having left the school, Jack is hoping for a late career as a practicing artist, having done his back in as a woodworker! He will work mainly on plastic, trying to develop new techniques as he goes, though has plans to work on copper and steel again.

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