Chasing and Repousse

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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 shape. 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: $110.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$200
Prerequisites: None

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Chasing and Repousse - Tom & Kay Benham
Learn this ancient art using modern techniques to create small scale jewelry with an emphasis on chasing clean, crisp lines. Have no fear as Tom & Kay share their love of moving metal as they guide students from mastering the basics to tackling more advanced projects. A toolbox containing a pitch pot, chasing hammer, chasing and repouss tools, base metal, and other necessary tools and equipment well as patterns and other equipment will be provided for student use. Alternate approaches and short cuts to standard chasing & repouss methods will be presented. New and returning students welcome. Please bring an Optivisor or other form of magnification, closedtoed shoes, a Task light Not Halogen, and an apron. Optional: Sterling Silver, 22 gauge, 21 square, for advanced projects, 24 or 26 gauge for earrings, Nugold (see above for size), Toolbox w/basic metal working tools.

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

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