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Wood Engraving

So graduate school is in full swing over here in Tennessee. I got a chance to try wood engraving for the first time! It is a very different experience. Instead of carving areas, you create your image with line and you work on end grain wood. Which mean the wood grain runs perpendicular to the carving surface so there is none of the chipping or splintering you usually have to deal with when you work a wood block. And as an extra special bonus, end grain engraving blocks just happen to be type high so you can print them on the letterpress. :D Anyhow this is my first engraving, so it’s not perfect or anything but I love the medium so I will definitely carve some more.

2 Comments

  1. Andy English wrote:

    This is a fine first attempt at wood engraving; I look forwards to seeing more of these. Who is teaching engraving? I am so pleased to see it being taught.

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:26 PM | Permalink
  2. Hannah Skoonberg wrote:

    At the University of Tennessee one of the professors is really into engraving and a lot of other kinds of printmaking too. His name is Koichi Yamamoto, and one of the other graduate students has been making a lot of engravings and they love it so much is it inspiring.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:00 AM | Permalink

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