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Heather Urness Collection

Heather sent this snapshot she made as soon as her press arrived.

Mini Etching Press No. 50

2018. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. m60050. Specifications: Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts and tools for adjustments.

Comment: Heather ordered her press directly from the manufacturer - Kughler Company - sole engineer and manufacturer of Halfwood Presses.

Heather ordered her Mini to include the carrying case by Kughler Co.

About Heather Urness: "With a Diploma In Graphic Design from MacEwan University and a BFA from the University of Calgary (printmaking and drawing), Calgarian Heather Urness likes to wander the world looking for visual inspiration and great coffee! Her current body of work explores the idea of layers and patterns while playing fast and loose with traditional printmaking techniques.

"Heather is passionate about introducing printmaking to the uninitiated and collaborating with the converted. She has had the pleasure of teaching all kinds of art classes, to all kinds of people for over 25 years. Currently working as a Program specialist/Visual Arts Instructor for The City of Calgary, Heather is an active member of Alberta Printmakers and maintains a busy home studio."

Her website is here. In February, 2019, she sent the images, below.


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