Thomas  Hammett

Tom retired in 2010 after more than 35 years of Service in the Army and Civil Service. is interest in metal cam in 2013 after taking a silversmithing class. He then discovered chasing and repousse in 2014 at William Holland with Tom and Kay Benham. He subsequently studied under internationally acclaimed master Valentin Yotkov and Fabrizio Acquafresca. 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 bespoke pendants, and has had his pieces showcased in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

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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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