Thomas  Hammett

Tom retired in 2010 after more than 35 years of service in the Army and Civil Service.  His interest in metal came in 2013 after taking a silversmithing class.  He then discovered chasing and repouss in 2014 at William Holland with Tom and Kay Benham.  He subsequently studied under internationally acclaimed masters Valentin Yotkov and Fabrizio Acqua-fresca. His pieces have won in competition at local and national level. He is active in the Central Kentucky Art Guild, and was named Artist of the Year for 2017.  His specialty is bespoke pendants and has had his pieces showcased in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Class List

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Chasing and Repoussé - Elementary Level - Thomas Hammett
This course will present the ancient art process of chasing and embossing (repoussé) 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+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Chasing and Repoussé - Intermediate Level - Thomas Hammett
This course will introduce a variety of materials to the student already familiar with chasing and embossing (repoussé).  Students will be introduced to different resist materials (pitch, tar, wood, and Plasticine) as well as a variety of metals used in chasing and repoussé (copper, brass, bronze, zinc, aluminum, silver, and gold). Students will become acquainted with the properties of each material, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Previous instruction or experience in chasing and repoussé is required, as instruction will focus on the materials used in chasing and repoussé rather than the skills used in that art. The number of pieces completed will vary, depending on the skill level of the student and the complexity of the designs used for each piece. Tools will be provided, but students may bring their own tools and hammers. Student materials kits will include copper, brass, bronze, zinc, aluminum, fine silver, and coin silver. Due to costs, gold will be available for student practice, but will not be kept by the student.  Students must provide their own eye protection and closed-toe shoes.

Lab Fee: $225.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $100+
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Elementary Chasing and Repoussé or permission of instructor

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