Maryann Cannon

Maryann Cannon

La Bottega of Art / Copper Plate Studio
Millville, NJ


Cannon graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She founded LA Bottega of Art Gallery and Copper Plate Studio in Millville NJ. Cannon is a member of the American Color Print Society and the River Renaissance Center of Arts in Millville NJ. She is a member of the Trenton City Museum and award winner in the Ellarslie Opens, the National Small Print Show in Creede, Colorado and in the 21st National Lines into Shapes show at Estes Park, Colorado.

Cannon’s etching process has not changed in hundreds of years. Her plates are done totally by hand. Once the image is drawn on the zinc or copper plate, it is etched into the metal with acid. When the image is finished, the plate is hand inked and rolled through the press transferring the image onto cotton paper. Then it is Hand Pulled from the plate and placed in a drying rack to be signed, numbered, and maybe colored for show.