Printmaker, Stockholm, Sweden
free-lance engraver, Stockholm, Sweden
Many artists have been attracted by the clear, concise character of the engraved line, but only a few have taken the leap to learn the difficult technique. Line engraving is rather time-consuming and the risk of “slipping” is not particularly encouraging for a beginner. Consequently, it is not a suitable technique for those seeking quick results, nor for facilitating larger pieces of work since it requires considerable force to cut the deep lines. Therefore, machine-engraving techniques have been used to speed up the process. But a line made by a rotating tool completely lacks the sharpness of one cut steadily with traditional graver steel. However, the Moto engraving technique gives the force and speed that suits a contemporary art world. The demonstration will give you the opportunity to try Moto engraving for yourself.
technique using traditional graver steels pdf
Tool handles, shafts and motors suitable for moto engraving