Monday, November 8, 2021

Jenny McCabe Carves Metal Plates To Create Beautiful Artwork


Jenny McCabe is a UK based artist and a printmaker with over 20 years of experience in the field of arts. When she was still studying Fine Art and printmaking at university, Jenny was making art for local businesses, schools and conducting workshops.

She creates metal plate etching by using aluminum plates that she then etches with copper sulphate. She hand cuts out her plates by using a jewellery saw and creates her own aquatints using enamel spray.

The artists' work is inspired by nature and often features birds and their fluid movements in her work. "The technical challenge of turning a piece of metal into a piece of art is driving the work. Drawing from memory and photographs she breathes life into the metal feathers with her decisive, quick, and energized mark-making."

Jenny creates artwork by hand in small editions from her home studio and at Iron Press Printmaking, Lancaster; a community print studio where she is also a technician and teacher.