Kenkeleba house and the Wilmer Jennings gallery


Etching is a method of making prints from a metal plate, usually copper, into which the design has been incised by acid. The copperplate is first coated with an acid-resistant substance, called the etching ground, the design is then created by using a sharp tool to reveal the bare metal. Once it is exposed to acid again the exposed metal has been warped, this creates sunken lines that are ready to be inked.