Editioning an etching with Alasdair Gray
|Clip Title||Editioning an etching with Alasdair Gray|
|Interviewee Name||Elspeth Lamb|
|Interviewee Role||Early member of the Print Studio from St Vincent Crescent and worked as etching and lithography technician in the first location and Ingram Street.|
|Interviewer Name||Kerry Patterson|
|Interview Date||14 June 2018|
|Clip Length||0 minutes 57 seconds|
EL: Occasionally I was asked to help out over the summer. I seem to remember Jacki Parry and I were in charge one summer, and then eventually I got involved editioning – I mean etching was my main thing then although I had done [clears throat] lithography as well. But, I started off – one of the first editions I made was with Alasdair Gray –
KP: Oh, okay.
EL: – which was a kind of, an experience to remember! [laughter]
KP: Do you know what the – do you remember what the print was?
EL: I don’t but what I do remember was we started off with a fair sized plate, and we ended up with a really tiny plate at the end of the day because he kept wanting to chop it down –
EL: – and put it back in the acid, and then rework it. It was just the way Alasdair works I mean he’s very obsessive, well, aren’t we all. Yeah but we just ended up with this sort of like A4 image after having started on a massive etching plate.