(9 customer reviews)


Chasing and Repousse are great techniques for adding surface relief to metals. This workshop is open to all.

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Class Level: Beginner & up
Time: 10am-4pm
Class size: 6 maximum
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Please note: we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on any of our courses. It is your responsibility to attend on the date, make sure you can attend before booking. Courses are for persons of 18 years and over.


Repousse and Chasing classes at Silverpetal Studio

What is Chasing and Repousse?

Chasing and Repousse are traditional texturing and forming techniques which have been practised by metalsmiths for centuries. This day offers a new take on the old skills and introduces the basics of the subject, showing how it can be carried out with a minimum of tools and equipment in the modern studio.

What will we do during the class?

During this workshop we will make a couple of small exploratory samples in the morning. These can be made in to jewellery after the course if you wish. We will then design some imagery and make a larger sample in the afternoon. All the samples are made with a focus on ease and accessibility. This means that the technique will be looked at with a focus on easier ways to carry out chasing and repousse with simpler tools and equipment than is traditionally used. Making it easier to do at home or in class after the day. This is a unique class offering a combination of very ancient and very modern techniques.

What is included?


Fantastic example of chasing and repousse. Made by Elli Dickinson using techniques learned during this class.

Copper will be used for the samples. This will be available to buy from the studio shop. Please e-mail for advice if you wish to bring silver along for the course. There may be some finishing required for the projects after the class. The items made during the class should be polished and tumbled afterwards. You will then have the option for your items to be sent away to be silver-plated for you after the class.

All tools and equipment needed for this workshop are included. We will have afternoon tea and cakes towards the end of the day. Materials are extra and payable on the day. 

At Lunch time;

We are adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal where lunch may be purchased from the cafe or a pack up may be eaten at the picnic site. There is also a Morrisons supermarket close by with a cafe, cash point, etc. The studio is closed and locked over the lunch break and it is fine to leave any belongings if you wish.

Who can attend?

This workshop is open to complete beginners. The small samples made during the day can be incorporated in to low tech jewellery techniques such as beading. However, it is not essential but a basic knowledge of silver jewellery making skills would be helpful to individuals wanting to take this subject further after the day.  Attendees would find attending the 5 week Beginner’s Silver Jewellery Class helpful, either after, or prior to this class.

Please phone or e-mail to discuss your ability level if necessary.  Individuals from other centres or practising at home are welcome.

Refunds or transfers are not given for specialist classes.

Additional information

Sat 14th Nov 2020



10am – 4pm


9 reviews for Repousse

  1. nikki murray

    I had a fantastic time. Only 6 in the class meant you didn’t have to wait long when using any specialist tools.
    Ange explained and demo’d every stage as we got to it.
    The day flew by and we all had great funWell worth the cost and even got cakes in the afternoon.
    The only thing hurting is my arms after all the hammering. The more you hammer, the better the texture.
    Would certainly recommend this course and I will be signing up for others.

  2. janice allen

    Completed this course in 2014 and love getting texture into my work. Wholeheartedly recommend it. Also had sore wrists, arms shoulders! But well worth the effort. I had my work silver plated and love wearing it. Ange is a great tutor with an abundance of patience and different ways to explain what she is doing. Janice

  3. Jane Marshall

    Another really enjoyable course. During the day we learned the skills needed to create our own highly textured pieces. I did the fold forming course last month and the two skills really complement each other. A small group of just six ensures that everyone gets plenty of personal input from Ange who is always a great encouragement.

  4. estherwatwyn

    Loved it!!! I’d been super eager to do this, as I’ve admired the large cuff for months. As usual, Angela broke things down so it was easy to follow & build up to completing two gorgeous cuffs. I’ll absolutely be using this technique again. My mother has already claimed one of the cuffs. I totally recommend!

  5. louisechipp

    Enjoyed a really good day. I have learnt a new skill that I am looking forward to practising and developing. Ange was her usual professional self giving excellent and informative tuition with a friendly and relaxed approach. Would definitely recommend to other students.

  6. Judith, from Dronfield

    Really enjoyed the course, great to learn a new skill. Thanks Ange.

  7. EMMA

    I thoroughly enjoyed learning repousse and air chasing techniques. It was a very interesting day and I was really excited by the results, I can’t wait to try more things and make some jewellery in silver using the techniques. Ange is always very patient and her teaching style is very friendly and easy to follow, being a small group also helps as the day is fast paced and flows well. Thanks for another brilliant day Ange!

  8. Julie Naylor, Notts

    I always enjoy the Specialist Classes – the Repousse class was no different. It was an absolute treat. Very therapeutic and Angela was as inspiring as ever. Thank you so much

  9. Doreen and Marion, Sheffield

    Excellent day with clear instructions on how to achieve the projects. Very relaxing – we would recommend. Thank you.

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