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Regina Held , Ray Maseman
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Book Description

1 Jan 2014
This manual presents a comprehensive and detailed approach to making etchings safely. It is based on the methods employed and taught by New Grounds. We are grateful for all the wonderful successes and mistakes New Grounds artists have produced in the course of almost two decades that have greatly contributed to the knowledge base of this book. With detailed lists, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting sections, this book offers valuable information for etchers on all levels. It is invaluable for those wishing to make the transition from toxic to non-toxic etching, and it is suited as a textbook for a college level etching class.

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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494879328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494879327
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 20 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,040,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Regina Held Originally from Dortmund, Germany, Regina Held is the founder and director of New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery. She is also the founder and director of Matrix Fine Art. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. Held founded New Grounds in 1996 in response to the need for an open access printmaking facility. She embraced the non-toxic methods which were just coming on the market at that time and created a studio around it. She has won awards for her contributions to the Albuquerque arts community and is often invited to speak on the topics of printmaking, collecting prints, and the business of art. Ray Maseman Ray Maseman is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Denver, and he has been creating his unique etchings at New Grounds since 1997. Maseman is married and the father of three children. He also makes his living as a school librarian at Albuquerque Public Schools and has been a teacher at New Grounds since 2005. His etchings have been exhibited widely and can be found in numerous public and private collections.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Non-toxic etching 27 April 2014
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This book is a brilliant addition to anyone's collection of books on printmaking. It has much new and helpful advice on techniques for printing using non-toxic materials.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect guidebook for Printmakers 30 Jan 2014
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Non Toxic Etching is a relatively new development in the centuries old medium of etching. This book by Regina Held and Ray Maseman is informative, well written, well illustrated and affordable. In concise language and clear methods the book guides printmakers through step by step techniques to make a variety of intaglio etchings. The tone of the book is perfect-it is concise, free from verbiage and jargon and has an encouraging tone. All aspects of etching-from plate preparation, etching plates, inking plates, pulling prints on a press and numbering prints are in this book. The final chapter has great advice on how to store and catalog prints. The glossary is detailed and helpful. A comprehensive index is included and is a handy way to access material in the book.

Written by accomplished printmakers who are also teachers-this book contains a wealth of information, ideas and techniques. It is a book that makes non toxic etching approachable, understanding and possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you New Grounds for a GREAT nontoxic Manual! 21 Feb 2014
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Great nontoxic printmaking manual! Thank you so much to the authors for putting together a comprehensive, thorough and easy to understand and follow manual! Lots of good info all written in clear and concise way - I would love to use this as a course manual, as I teach nontoxic printmaking at a university. I put together my own manual but this is much better, and up to date, mostly. Love Keith Howard and all he has taught us and developed but this book is easier for students to understand and follow. Thanks again to New Grounds!
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