Chasing and Repousse Workshop
Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st
Class Fee: $200.00 + materials($70.00)
Learn the fundamentals of chasing and repousse for jewelry with this two day project based class. In this class you will skip the tool making and messy pitch melting and get right into basics of creating relief in sheet metal with the ancient and versatile technique of chasing and repousse. A custom tool set, sheet copper and several practice patterns will provide you with the necessary materials to transform flat, blank sheet metal into scultptural relief elements, ready to made into wearable jewelry.
This class will focus on how and when to use chasing (working from the front) and repousse (working from the back) to quickly and confidently create forms not possible by other means. A tool set containing chasing tools, pitch block and chasing hammer, will be included in the tool kit. Skills with a saw frame are helpful, but not necessary
A graduate of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing programs at both Syracuse University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Jonathan Glatt has worked as a professional stonesetter and produced his own wholesale jewelry line which has been sold in boutiques and museum stores across the US. He currently teaches in Rhode Island College 's Jewelry Department and maintains a design and fabrication studio in Warren, Rhode Island.
Please contact the store to register for a workshop.