Etching has been a technique on my *must master* list for years. I'm very pleased I've finally made time for it.
The motivation finally came from a customer in the States, who had bought a couple of pendants from me on Etsy. She wanted a locket as a memorial to loved one, but had a limited budget - I really wanted to make something nice for her.
A lot of preparation went into getting ready this year! Tools and books had piled up since I last took part 2 years ago. So the giant slider puzzle to clear the small display space began months before. . .
I've been taking part in Cambridge Open Studios since the late 1990's. My workshop is open to the public for a couple of weekends in July. I show my recent work and meet lots of friendly locals.
2014 will be a great year to visit Fulbourn. There will be over 30 artists showing their work in the area during the middle two weekends in July (12/13th + 19th/20th) so a visit to Fulbourn should be worth the trip! . . .