a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
Why is it a 'carborundum print'? Is that what it was etched/carved in to carry the ink? Cos that's tough stuff.
'carborundum' because he's used carborundum grit - mixed with PVA or acrylic past and stuck to the plate - to carry the ink, as you say, and create areas of tone. Similar to the effect you get with aquatint but far safer/less toxic and wonderful to use. He also makes absolutely huge plates - up to about eight feet high.
Sounds interesting. I never got into 'art' printing but I had a professional interest in the basic principles from my journalist days. I've not seen a good exhibition for a while. MUST find myself a gallery to mooch round in the near future.
BTW... don't worry about ONE blog link. Your other blog is linked on my other blog. (art and writing - I kind of paired them up. :) )