Chasing and Repousse- Exploring The Contemporary Through Ancient Technique
July 15, 2018 – July 21, 2018
During this workshop students explore contemporary ways of creating detailed three-dimensional designs in sheet metal using chasing and repousse. You will learn about the required tools needed including chasing hammers, pitch, and various stamping and chasing tools. The process involves design transfer, working with pitch, lining, repousse, chasing, texturing and planishing with punches. Participants will undertake design exercises that explore forms found in contemporary design and architecture. Basic jewelry making skills are not a prerequisite and will be covered as required. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Katja Toporski is a jewelry maker, professor and writer living just outside of Washington D.C. Her work is informed by philosophical thinking, and has been shown in numerous exhibitions across the U.S. as well as internationally. Her work is highlighted in many print and online publications, most recently in the 2016 edition of Exhibition in Print by Metalsmith Magazine.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.