Hand pulled etching print by contemporary Welsh artist Mark Lloyd Williams

Etching on 300gram paper printed from a metal printing plate run through a traditional etching press: the medieval-style roller contraption that's been in use since the 1400s.

The printing plate is made by covering a metal plate with varnish then scratching through an outline design with a needle-like scriber. Treatment with a corrosive solution burns this outline into the plate. Subsequent "burns" will add shading, and finally the plate is enhanced by scraping off some metal with a knife to add detail.

You can always tell an etching by the shape of the printing plate embossing the paper as it's run through the press.

This is an edition of 50 on heavy 300gsm paper, each signed and numbered in pencil in the margin. There is a generous 7cm border around the image. Supplied loose: not framed or mounted.
IMAGE IS 17 x 17cm


About 40 x 40cm on a 45mm deep box style frame in matte black or waxed pine

Hand made at our own carpentry workshop: very substantial solid pine box frames. Artwork is mounted on thick bevel cut conservation grade board, glazed with 3mm optical grade cast acrylic (Preferred by most museums and galleries because it's stronger and safer than glass)
choose from matte black or waxed pine.

(UK DELIVERY ONLY on these, due to size & weight)