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Hard ground etching course at Frome Printmakers


Duration: Two days 10-4pm

Price: £75

Book with: Steve Clarkson
at Frome Printmakers

The Workshop
Eagle Lane
Frome
Somerset
BA111DR

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About the Course

Hard ground on copper etching course
In this course you will print a small edition from a polished copper plates. Hard ground etching is a historic intaglio process used by many iconic artists to create images from drawn line work.
Hard ground is a traditional etching technique in which a hard wax coating is rolled over a copper plate, which you then scratch into using tools which reveals the metal. Etched in acid it bites lines into the plate which hold ink that can be repeatedly printed on paper. Suitable for beginners. This course uses ferric chloride acid, prints made on Bewick Wilson etching press.
Tutor: Steve Clarkson

Dates of planned courses are posted but bespoke courses on other dates can be arranged with the provider, please contact for more details.

There is a maximum of 6 people per course. Family and group bookings of three or more can get a discounted fee, contact for details.

Steve Clarkson is a vastly experienced printmaker with 25 years practice, he is currently chair of the Frome Printmakers studio.

If you are interested in joining a course, or for more information contact Steve.

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What's included in the price?

All materials and chemicals, drinks and nibbles



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups