On the second day at the retreat my workshop was ”Etching Metal “. The students were etching into copper sheets which became the covers for a small book . They made the signatures from heavy paper and bound the book with a coptic stitch. They also etched copper pendants for jewellery.
First we stamped or drew onto the covers.
Then the copper was immersed into a acid bath.
The copper is then cleaned and buffed.
Then we made the holes in the covers. Just look at the hills surrounding the conference centre.
Sewing the binding and decorating with charms.
The finished books.