High Relief Eastern Repousse Workshop- visiting instructor Victoria Lansford
High Relief Eastern Repousse Workshop with visiting instructor: Victoria Lansford
Class dates: April 24-26, 2020
Class times: 10 am-5:00 pm
Class Fee: $625
Registration deadline: March 14, 2020
Learn the secret of hammering metal into any shape or design of high or low relief with the technique of Eastern repoussé and chasing. This is the type of repousse used by the ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Scythian metalsmiths to achieve works of unsurpassed beauty. Make 2 pieces suitable as pendants or brooches and 1 finger ring.* Through the process you will learn how to achieve exquisite detail, unsurpassed depth, and multiple levels of relief that are exclusive to this type of repousse, yet applicable to any type of design you can imagine.
By working on a jewelry scale, you will gain a working knowledge of the process that can be used on metalwork of any scale whether wearable, functional, or sculptural. Through the ring project you will learn Victoria’s method of creating cuff bracelets in a fraction of the time. Participants will also be introduced to the possibilities of using this process with alternative materials, such as mokume gane and bi-metal.
No tool making required! Victoria will provide sets of tools for use during the workshop that were expertly milled to guarantee your success. You will have the option to buy these sets at the end of class if you wish. (Included in the extensive color handout is information on tool making, but class time will be devoted to doing repoussé).
Registered students will be sent a list of tools and supplies to bring to the workshop.
Students familiar with the technique through Victoria’s video will have the option to work on more advanced projects in class.
This workshop is limited to 8 students. Register today to guarantee your seat!
Prerequisites: Participants must know how to solder with a torch.
Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be offered less a $50 administration fee should you cancel in writing by March 1, 2020. After that date refunds minus the fee will be offered only if we are able to find someone else to take your place.