A practical and comprehensive guide to printmaking without toxic and harmful chemicals.
Health and environmental issues are increasingly important for artists. In this book, Mark Graver puts the case for non-toxic printmaking and then discusses the various technical factors (both materials and equipment) to take into account when etching with acrylic resists, making aquatints, etching in general, using drypoint, engraving, making mezzotints and collagraphs and using photopolymers as well as combining various printmaking techniques. There is also information on various inks and health and safety measures in the printing workshop. Illustrated in full cololur throughout, this book contains everything a printmaker needs to know about non-toxic printmaking.
Mark Graver is an English printmaker currently working in New Zealand. He has a masters degree from Camberwell College of Arts and is a frequent contributor to various printmaking journals. Mark was awarded First Prize at the 2010 Lessedra World Art Print competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He runs nontoxic printmaking courses from Wharepuke Print Studio and teaches Printmaking part time at NorthTec, Kerikeri, NZ.