“Dave Gunning was my first printmaking tutor in the late 1980s/early 1990s. I took an evening etching class and loved it. I had a theoretical knowledge of etching and other printmaking processes from taking a degree in the History of Art at Edinburgh University and having the opportunity to engage with the processes that Rembrandt had used was very exciting.”
“This led to me buying a Gunning Etching press and to taking a degree in Printmaking. I’ve had my Gunning press for so long that I can’t remember when I bought it! It has served me very well over the years.”
“A couple of years ago I replaced the press’s star wheel with a large wheel, which I love. The registration bed is also very useful. It is more accurate than my old hand drawn notations and has saved me a great deal of time.”
“My work focusses mainly on landscape and I most frequently use etching and collagraph at the moment. I try to capture the atmosphere and excitement of the place, the play of light and texture. I have used and taught many other processes and have just started to do some lino printing again.”
They work well and are very reliable.
Excellent follow up advice from Jenny at Ironbridge Fine Arts is available if needed.”
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