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Using enhanced acid etching techniques, I will create unique representations of people, places, events, and ideas.

Using enhanced acid etching techniques, I will create unique representations of people, places, events, and ideas. Read more
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Funds raised for this project will enable the expansion of acid-etching projects and the training of other up-and-coming artists who are transitioning to metal as a unique medium of expression.  I work primarily with brass, copper, and sterling silver.

Acid-etching is a unique technique that produces organic features and adds a factor of chance to the artistic process.  However, with practice it can also be utilized for near-precise image reproduction.

Funding will be used strictly for materials and studio time.  I work with metal because I love it, not to make a profit.  I expect the same from those with whom I will be working on this project, including friends and colleagues who are devoted to creative expression.

The overall goal is to expand the distribution and sale of finished products while encouraging meaningful creativity through a semi-structured process of experimentation.  Increasing community involvement is a long-term goal that will be aided by this project.

Below are examples of basic designs that I have etched before:

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    You will receive an official thank you email with links to images of finished work that will be enjoyed throughout the community (and hopefully the world).

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    You will receive a small copper token (US quarter-sized) that is acid-etched with the project's logo on it and a thank you message.

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    You will receive a custom-made etched copper plaque (3x2 in) with up to 30 characters of text engraved. You will, of course, also receive a thank you message.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    I will create a completely custom 4x4 inch (or any smaller dimensions that you choose) copper plaque with any feasible design of your choice using careful acid-etching techniques. You will, of course, also receive a thank you message.

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