Chasing and Repousse

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Chasing & Repousse - Thomas Hammett
This course will present the ancient art process of chasing and embossing ( repousse) in a series of increasingly complex pieces. Students will learn the principles of metallurgy pertaining to chasing and embossing, and be introduced to various tools, materials, and techniques needed to produce low- and mid-relief sculpture in metal. All work will be done in copper, and all tools and materials will be provided for student use. Students must provide their own eye-protection and closed-toe shoes.

Lab Fee: $175.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Chasing and Repousse - Morning Sherrod

Lab Fee: $110.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: None

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Chasing and Repousse - Morning Sherrod
In this class students will learn the ancient art of moving metal into a three dimensional shapes. This is accomplished using a set of tools called chasing liners and repousse punches. Planishing tools for smoothing and texture punches for pattern background finish off the process. All this is performed on a bowl of warm German red pitch. Lab fees include the use of all tools and materials. We will learn on copper. As you become more confident in your skills you may purchase silver sheet form the instructor or bring your own. 22 gauge, 24 gauge if fine for sheet metal.

Lab Fee: $165.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$200
Prerequisites: None

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