Monday, November 20, 2017

Alphabet

Electro-etching on steel, the plate is 15x20cm.
The colors are due to oxydization which happened when I heated the plate after the etching.




Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ongoing engraving

Some news of my latest work (still in progress).
After the preliminary drawing, I started with the engraving on the selected slate plate.


It's long, very long... one hour and a half later I'm not really further...




My usual chisel (made out of a butter knife) is not sufficient as I have quite a lot of matter to remove so I made a new tool with a steel shaft.
I flattened one end with a hammer before sharpening it with a grindstone.
For the other end, I drilled a cork and stuck it on the shaft.
And here I am, with a brand new chisel perfectly ergonomic.




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ready for the workshop

As usual, I draw on the workshop's table before the arrival of the participants.




And here is a small video of the ongoing work



Friday, November 3, 2017

Vine - the end

At last, I'm done with my project about white vine on steel. I can now take some rest.
And to rest, what could be better than a chair ?
Good thing, I've got a new one ;-)




Tuesday, October 31, 2017

What will we conclude from all our obscurities?

To add a little something to my rose window pattern on slate, I engraved a short sentence by Blaise Pascal.



I wrote the text with my little chisel, using it as a nib. The engraving is not very deep but it is visible enough.